Guest lecture – Photo: Till Junker

Erasmus+ Funding for Visiting Academics

The Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching (STA)  enables short-term guest lectureships at European universities with which there is already a cooperation at department level. More information on existing cooperative agreements in your subject area can be found in our database[de].

Please note:  If you are interested in a temporary teaching position in Russia or Vietnam, please contact the International Office for more information.


Spending time teaching at a European host university can strengthen cooperative ties within Europe as well as supplementing the courses and curricula offered at the host institution. You will also be able to reach students who are unable or unwilling to study abroad. You can share your expertise in your subject area through talks, lecture courses, seminars or by supervising work groups.


How you Benefit

  • Teaching your area of expertise
  • Acquiring international teaching experience
  • Gaining insights into new forms of teaching
  • Promoting exchange between the University of Greifswald and its partner universities
  • Developing and deepening cooperative networks


The minimum duration of the stay (excluding travel time) is two days; the maximum duration is two months. Due to budgetary limitations, financial support can be provided for a maximum of ten teaching days.

You will be expected to teach a minimum of eight hours during each week (or partial week) of your stay.

The following groups are eligible for funding:

  • Professors and teaching staff employed by the university
  • University teachers (unremunerated)
  • Part-time contract teaching staff
  • Emeritus professors and retired members of teaching staff
  • Teaching and/or research assistants

Financial Support

Funding comprises a fixed daily allowance (per diem) and a fixed-rate travel grant.


Daily allowance (per diem)
Receiving country Maximum funding per day
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom 180 euros
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain 160 euros
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 140 euros
Travel Costs

Travel grants are calculated on the basis of the real distance between the starting point and the host institution using a standardised distance calculator.

  • 10–99 km                       20 EUR
  • 100–499 km                 180 EUR
  • 500–1999 km               275 EUR
  • 2000–2999 km             360 EUR
  • 3000–3999 km             530 EUR
  • 4000–7999 km             820 EUR
  • 8000 km and more     1500 EUR

Important: Please note that funding cannot be provided for prolonged private stays in the receiving country, e.g. for weekends during which no teaching takes place. Funding is only available for teaching days.

Depending on the funding resources available, the University of Greifswald reserves the right to reduce the period of funding relative to the duration of the stay. The duration of the stay is therefore not necessarily equal to the funded period.
If the actual costs exceed the maximum funding granted to the applicant, the extra costs must be borne by the applicant.

Application Process and Timeline

Application Deadline

Please submit your written application to at least four weeks before the planned start of your proposed teaching placement.


The following supporting documents are required:


Before you Travel
During your Stay

You will need to present your host institution with a Letter of Confirmation drafted by the International Office (IO) in Greifswald. The letter should be signed by the host institution and the original submitted to the IO after you return.


After your Trip

Take part in the EU survey: After returning, you will receive an email from the following sender inviting you to take part in a survey: If you have not received the invitation, please check your spam folder.

Important: If you are unable to present a Letter of Confirmation after you return or you do not take part in the survey, you will be asked to repay the funding you received.

International Office
Nadine Voigt
Domstraße 9/10
17489 Greifswald
Tel: +49 3834 420 1115