Erasmus+ supports training periods for staff working in higher education institutions.
With Erasmus+, you can train at a higher education institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country or at an organisation outside the sector in a Programme country.
Examples of such organisations include businesses, public bodies, social partners, research institutes and non-governmental organisations.
A training period between two Programme countries must last a minimum of 2 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.
A training period between a Programme country and a Partner country must last a minimum of 5 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.
To train abroad with Erasmus+, your higher education institution must either, in the cases of Programme countries, hold the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education or, in the case of Partner countries, have signed an inter-institutional agreement with the receiving institution.
Your higher education institution and the organisation at which you will train must be part of an Erasmus+ National Mobility Consortium.
Before beginning your training, you, your higher education institution and the receiving institution sign a Mobility Agreement. This document sets out your learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how your training will be formally recognised.
EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on:
The receiving country
In the case of mobility within Programme countries, the level of demand from staff from your country who intend to train abroad
The distance between your country and the receiving country
In the case of training periods between Programme countries, availability of other financial sources in your country or region
If your training period abroad is between Programme countries, your sending institution will be responsible for making all payments. If it is between Programme and Partner countries, your sending and receiving institutions decide which one will make your payments.
Grant levels for mobility between Programme and Partner countries are published in the Programme guide. Check the website of your National Agency and your sending higher education institution for applicable rates for training periods between within Programme countries. For more information on grant levels, check the Programme Guide.