Staff Mobility - Teaching or Training

Erasmus+ staff mobility can be undertaken by both teaching and administrative staff. The mobility must be recognised by Brunel, for instance in the staff’s PDR. Upon completing the mobility, the staff member should disseminate learning to their colleagues within the Department and/or College.

Staff mobility is expected to contribute to the overall priorities of Erasmus+, the EU Agenda for Modernisation of Higher Education and the individual HEI’s international strategy, as summarised in the ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education). Staff mobility is therefore not solely intended to be for the benefit or career development of the individual member of staff.

For more information, please visit the British Council website.

New Exchange Partnerships

If you would like to establish a new exchange partnership, please visit the Quality and Standards partnerships webpage in the first instance. The Managing Partnerships: Code of Practice and the Exchange Programme Policy and Process are available on the webpage for your reference.  All new exchange partnership requests must be approved by 15 December in order for an agreement to be valid for the following academic year. If you have any questions, please contact the Institutional Exchange Coordinator at Brunel.

Here is a current list of Erasmus+ partner institutions.


Teaching staff employed by an HEI holding an ECHE may undertake Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching. The teaching period must be in a partner HEI, which must have an ECHE and an inter-institutional agreement with the teacher’s home HEI.

Incoming staff from any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth may be invited to teach in a UK HEI. These staff can sign the mobility agreement with the host UK HEI and may be paid a grant by the host HEI, pending availability of funding.

Please read the Information on Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility for details.


  1. Staff Report (EU survey to be emailed by the British Council at the end of mobility) 


Erasmus+ training periods support the professional development of HEI staff. Teaching and non-teaching staff, including administrative and other staff, employed by an HEI holding an Erasmus+ ECHE may undertake Erasmus+ mobility for training.

The training period may be in another HEI or any other appropriate organisation. A host HEI for staff training does not need to have an inter-institutional agreement with the home HEI. To search for a staff training week in the area relevant to your job, please visit the IMOTION website.

Training events abroad may be in the form of job shadowing, observation, attendance at workshops or courses and so on. This may be for transfer of knowledge and good practice, to learn from shared experience, acquire practical skills or discover new ideas for teaching and learning,

Please read the Information on Erasmus+ Training Mobility for details and contact the Institutional Exchange Coordinator if you have any questions.


  1. Staff Report (EU survey to be emailed by the British Council at the end of mobility) 


  1. You must be employed by Brunel University London.
  2. For teaching mobility, you can only apply to go teach at a university that we have an inter-institutional agreement with.  
  3. Your stay must be a minimum of 2 days and you must deliver at least 8 hours of teaching per week (or any lower period of stay).
  4. Your teaching/training mobility should take place between 1 August 2015 and 31 July 2016.
  5. You should disseminate learning to your colleagues at the appropriate level within the HEI (department, college, etc.) in line with requirements for dissemination of outcomes of activity.

How to Apply

If you are interested in participating in Erasmus+ staff mobility, you will first need to discuss with your line manager or Head of Department what you plan to gain from the experience, when would be a good time to go, etc.

Next, complete the Grant Application and the Staff Mobility Agreement and submit the documents to the Academic Partnerships Office. The Institutional Exchange Coordinator will then send a Grant Agreement which you must sign before the mobility takes place in order to be eligible to receive the grant.

Grant application deadline: at least one month before the planned mobility start date or at the latest by 1 March 2016, whichever comes first.

Grant Payment

Erasmus+ grant payment will be made upon completion of your teaching/training mobility. Mobility grants for staff are provided as contributions towards subsistence and travel. Priority will be given to staff who have not benefitted from an Erasmus mobility in the past.

Travel grant: based on the distance between home city (i.e. London) and host city using the EU distance calculator.

Subsistence grant: a set maximum calculated based on duration and destination with a daily rate ranging from €100 to €160. 

All required documents (see below) must be submitted before you receive your grant. You must also provide original receipts of your expenditure along with a staff expenses form.  

Required Documents:

  1. Grant Application  
  2. Staff Mobility Agreement  
  3. Grant Agreement  
  4. Confirmation of Mobility Period  
  5. Staff Report (EU survey to be emailed by the British Council at the end of mobility)

NOTE: The grants are not guaranteed and as the funding is limited, some participants may receive a partial funding.

If you have any queries about the Erasmus+ programme, please contact the Institutional Exchange Coordinator.

Page last updated: Monday 12 September 2016