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02 Oct 2015

Apply for Erasmus funding to undertake Training/Teaching in Europe during the 2015/2016 academic year

The International Programmes Office (formerly Study Abroad Unit) is once again distributing Erasmus funding for staff mobility.  Erasmus offers a funded opportunity both for academic and non-academic staff to teach, train or work in another participating European country. You could get to know first-hand the workings of another European educational system, deliver a course with European colleagues and/or discover best practices to bring back to your role in Manchester.

There are two strands of staff mobility:

  • Teacher Mobility (for academic staff only)
  • Staff Training (for non-academic or academic staff)

Teacher Mobility (TM)

The Teacher Mobility strand provides funding to teach from five hours to six weeks at another European University (a minimum duration of five working days is recommended). This teaching must take place at a university holding an Erasmus Charter.

Staff Training Mobility (ST)

The Staff Training Mobility strand provides funding for staff to acquire training at another European institution of Higher Education (holding an Erasmus University Charter) or at a European enterprise. ALL staff are eligible to apply. The purpose of the mobility should be to allow the participant to learn by sharing good practice, and to acquire practical skills and knowledge that they can apply to their current position at The University of Manchester. Training may include: a short secondment, job-shadowing, study visits, language training, seminars, workshops, courses. The training period should be from five working days to six weeks.

Examples of past projects include familiarization with databases, comparative evaluation of administration of taught programmes, and training on how to use psychological tracking equipment.  Please note that this funding is not intended to support conference attendance.


The staff mobility scheme is now open for applications. For an application form and further details, e-mail:

Applications cannot be considered after 1 February 2016. Applications will be processed in order of receipt. Placements must be completed by 31 July 2016.

This opportunity is offered with the support of the Commission of the European Communities within the framework of the LLP Erasmus Programme. The European Union is not liable for any use made of the information supplied under this programme.