Staff and teacher mobility

Last changed: 09 August 2023

SLU provides several financing opportunities for teaching and study visits at universities, both inside and outside of Europe. Visiting one of SLU's partner universities does not only signify competence development for the traveller in question, but also a quality guarantee of the collaboration.

Are you a teacher or admin staff at SLU and would like to get international experiences and contacts? 

Find exchange possibilities: SLU:s partner universities, number of seats and subject areas

Note that Erasmus staff exchange does not need to be based on a pre-existing exchange agreement.

Erasmus+ - teacher exchanges and staff training

Who can apply?

All employees at SLU, from all lines of work. The competence development always has to be of value to the work you are currently doing.

What is regarded as staff training in Erasmus+?

  • Job shadowing at other universities or companies/organisations.
  • Courses, seminars or workshops (not conferences)
  • "Erasmus Staff Weeks" or "Staff training weeks" are organised visits arranged by other universities, similar to a conference or a language course. 
  • Staff mobility may be done together with a colleague. Discuss the possibilities with your immediate manager, such as when and what could be valuable skills development for you.
  • EU institutions and organisations that work with EU programmes, for example national offices such as the Swedish Council for Higher Education, are not authorised to host staff mobility activities.

Rules for staff mobility

  • You must be employed by SLU.
  • The duration of the mobility period must be between two days and two months. Staff training must be conducted at the same place in one cohesive period.
  • Members of staff who have not taken part in Erasmus mobility before will be prioritised.
  • Erasmus staff mobility does not have to be based on an already existing exchange agreement.
  • Before the start of the mobility, the staff exchange must be approved by your supervisor/manager.
  • The application must be completed 2 months before the date of departure. The application deadline for staff exchange in the beginning of the Spring semester is 1 December, and for Autumn semester, 31 May. 
  • To go on staff mobility it's recomended to have a MasterCard, which all SLU employees are entitled to. Here you will find information and registration form for MasterCard at SLU (in Swedish).
  • When you travel through work, you are insured through "Kammarkollegiet". Contact the human resources department for more information.
  • Fill in the Erasmus+ staff mobility training agreement. It should contain the overall aim of the visit, activities (a detailed programme, if possible) and expected results – that is, what you hope and expect to get out of the visit.
  • After the mobility period ends, you are required to hand in a report online via Mobility Tool+. The link to this tool will be sent to you automatically at the end of the mobility period.

What is Erasmus teacher exchange?

As a teacher at SLU, you can receive funding to visit a European university that holds an Erasmus University Charter and has an agreement with SLU. The aim is to meet colleagues in other countries and experience other teaching cultures and methods, including strengthening collaboration with other universities or developing new teaching methods.

More information and rules for Erasmus+ teacher mobility

The first thing to check is whether SLU has an Erasmus agreement with the higher education institution you wish to visit. Find information on SLU's current Erasmus agreements. If SLU should not already have an agreement with the higher education institution you are in touch with, we will try to form a new agreement in order to make the teacher mobility possible. Contact at least 2,5 months before your planned mobility if there is no existing agreement.

SLU’s strategy is to increase the number of incoming as well as outgoing students. The Mobility Team wants all teachers who go on Erasmus+ mobility to contribute to the goal. We want you to think about how you as a teacher can contribute. Perhaps by mentioning SLU’s course offering at the university you plan to visit? Or perhaps by telling your course participants here at SLU what the university abroad has to offer within your field?

Of course we also want to increase the number of teachers who take part of the Erasmus+ programme. We hope that you will tell your colleagues about your visit in order to inspire others to take the chance and go on Erasmus mobility.

Please contact for questions.


  • You must be employed by SLU.
  • The duration of the mobility must be between two days and two months and must also include at least eight hours of instruction. For longer periods, at least eight hours per week. This implies all types of instruction of students at undergraduate, Master’s or doctoral level, for example lectures, seminars, individual supervision and examination.
  • Your visit must be approved by the person in charge at your department as it must pay for any additional costs.
  • An agreement on the assignment ‘Teaching programme’ must be established and approved by the sending and receiving higher education institution before each teacher mobility.
  • The application must be completed 2 months before the date of departure. The application deadline for staff exchange in the beginning of the Spring semester is 1 December, and for Autumn semester, 31 May. 
  • Employees at SLU are insured by Kammarkollegiet. The Division of Human Resources will supply an insurance card once the application has been approved.
  • There are certain funding opportunities for teachers with a disability. Please contact for more information.
  • At the end of the mobility period, all participating teachers will be requested to hand in a report online via Mobility Tool+. A link will be sent automatically from Mobility Tool+ as soon as the mobility period has ended.
  • A mobility grant cannot be paid more than twice to the same teacher within one year. 

Apply for a staff or teaching mobility


The application must be completed 2 months before the date of departure.

Applications will be received and granted regulary. The deadline for applications to go on a staff exchange at the beginning of the spring semester is 1 December 1 and for the autumn semester 31 May. The application form is now closed but will re-open in mid-August. 


Funding for staff and teacher mobility

Your home department/division receives a subsidy consisting of two parts, which should compensate for accomodation and travel expenses. The days of arrival and departure can be reported as work days as long as they connect directly to the period of work, i.e. without intermediate days. Weekend days that lie between workdays during the mobility period may be funded as well.

Your department/division will pay for your visit when the activity ends, and the money will be transferred to the department. If the costs of the mobility exceed the grant, your department/division must pay the surplus amount.

No funding can be granted for participating in conferences.

First part: Accommodation and expense allowance

Host country

National level of grant
(€/day, first 14 days)

National levelof subsidy
(€/day, 15+ days) 

Group A
Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, UK
 160  112
Group B
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey
 140  98
Group C
Germany, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain
 120  84
Group D
Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia
 100  70


Second part: Travel expenses

Travel distance Amount
100-499 km 180 €/participant
500-1,999 km 275 €/participant
2,000-2,999 km 360 €/participant
3,000-3,999 km  530 €/participant
4,000-7,999 km  820 €/participant
8,000 eller mer  1,100 €/participant

The length of your journey is calculated using the Erasmus+ distance calculator.

Note: The length of your journey is calculated one way.

How your grant is transferred

Once you have been approved for Erasmus+ mobility, if possible, book a ticket and hotel recommended by SLU, like a normal business trip. Your department/division will pay for all costs connected to the mobility. When you get back to SLU after your mobility, make a specification of travelling expenses to receive your expense allowance and to be reimbursed for any costs that you have personally paid. Your department/division will receive the money once you have sent in the certificate of attendance (scanned) to

You will find the certificate of attendance template at the bottom of this page

Nordplus teacher mobility

Teachers at SLU may receive financial subsidy to teach at one of our partner universities in the NOVA or BOVA network. The visit must be connected to specific and integrated teaching activities with a distinct link to the networks SLU is part of. Supervisory activities and the development of teaching materials may be funded as well.  

More information about Nordplus teacher mobility

SLU is a part of the NOVA network (The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network) and its Baltic sister network BOVA. Teachers may receive grants for teacher mobility which are financed by the Nordplus programme via the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Read more about NOVA/BOVA and Nordplus grants here:


You apply to your local Nordplus contact person, Karin Bennmarker ( Subject 'Nordplus teacher mobility'.

Read more about Nova.