Network meeting – Photo: Till Junker

Further Education and Continuing Professional Development for Staff Members at Foreign Institutions

The programme Staff Mobility for Training (STT) supports staff members of the University of Greifswald to participate in training courses at an Erasmus+ partner university or external institution.

Note: If you wish to go to Vietnam, please contact the International Office.


Take part in continuing professional development courses or gain an insight into various parts of university life by visiting administrative units, faculties, library systems or computer centres. Or: Pave the way for new partnerships.

Your Advantages

  • Visit as part of a predetermined programme
  • Exchange of experience in your area of expertise and new perspectives
  • Strengthening of your own and intercultural skills
  • Extension and consolidation of networks

Wide Range of Possibilities

Staff Training Week

Staff training weeks take place at universities and are usually based around specific subject areas or administrative tasks. The advantages of staff training weeks are that they are based around a set programme, the university you are visiting is prepared for visitors at that time and it is easy to get to know additional contacts. Find your place on a staff week via iMOTION.

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing makes it possible for you to get to know your own field of work at another university. This can include visits to e.g. administrative units, faculties, library systems or computer centres. Organise your own stay at a guest university and obtain advice from the Erasmus+ Office.

You can also find inspiration in this report from a former participant [de]

Language Courses

Improve your language skills by participating in intensive language courses abroad. These courses are usually provided by external institutions. You will find a large number of companies online.

Tip: You can enhance your English language skills by attending one of the English language courses for non-academic staff at the Language Centre. The courses take place during your work hours and are free of charge.

Visits to Initiate New Partnerships

A foreign university would be an ideal Erasmus partner for your subject area and could improve collaboration? If negotiations are only advancing gradually, it may make sense to visit the institution. The impressions gained there can be communicated to students or other staff members. Visits, on the other hand, offer various possibilties to promote the University of Greifswald. If you are planning new partnerships, please make sure to discuss your plans with your departmental Erasmus+ exchange coordinator.


The duration of the stay must have a minimum of two days and a maximum of two months (excluding time required for travel). The grant is only made for a maximum of ten work days due to the amount of available funds.

Persons belonging to the following departments/areas can receive funding (examples):

  • General & technical administration
  • Library
  • Subject areas
  • Faculties
  • Finances
  • International Office
  • Public relations
  • Academic counselling and course enquiries
  • Technology & transfer
  • Further education

Application and Procedure


Applications can be submitted digitally via the IO portal for scientists and employees [de] by the following deadlines:

  • November 15 for project start from January of the following year
  • May 15 for projects starting from July of the current year

For the application, the following document must be signed by the receiving institution and submitted via the portal:

The following documents are required to request funding:

prior to your stay abroad
during your stay abroad

Please ask your receiving institution to sign the Letter of Confirmation issued by the International Office.

after your return
  • Please submit your signed Letter of Confirmation (original) to the International Office.
  • After your return, you will receive an invitation to take part in the EU Survey by email from If not, please check your spam folder.

Please note: If the International Office has not received your Letter of Confirmation after your stay abroad or if you have not taken part in the survey, the funding will be reclaimed.


The grant amount is composed of a daily rate and a travel expenses allowance.

Daily Rates

Receiving country Unit costs per day
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom 180 EUR
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain 160 EUR
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 140 EUR

Travel Expenses

The travel expenses are calculated according to the actual distances between the departure and arrival destinations of the visit using a distance calculator that applies to the whole EU.

Distance band Amount (unit costs) Green Travel Amount (unit costs)
10 – 99 km 23 euros -
100 – 499 km 180 euros 210 euros
500 – 1,999 km 275 euros 320 euros
2,000 – 2,999 km 360 euros 410 euros
3,000 – 3,999 km 530 euros 610 euros
4,000 – 7,999 km 820 euros -
8,000 km and above 1.500 euros -

Green Travel

Participants who travel at least 50% of their journey there and back by sustainable means of transport will receive additional individual support for travel costs and travel days of up to 4 days for a return journey, if applicable. In total, a maximum of six additional days of individual support for travel can thus be claimed. In this case, two days for standard travel and four days for Green Travel are used to calculate the daily rates. Please note that participants must justify the need for these additional travel days.

According to the National Agency DAAD, sustainable means of transport are:

  • train, ship/ferry, carpool, bus, bicycle, walking.

Please note: Days that are used for leisure activities (e.g. weekends without training or working days) in the receiving country cannot be funded. Only training or working days are eligible for funding.

The University of Greifswald reserves the right to reduce the duration of funding compared to the duration of stay, depending on the funds available. This means that the duration of the visit does not always match the duration of funding!
If the actual costs exceed the maximum grant, the additional costs must be financed by the participants! Unused funds do not have to be paid back to the Erasmus office, but should be taxed accordingly and reported to the tax office.

International Office
Dr. Sebastian Krumpel
Domstraße 58a, Ground Floor
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1115