Staff Exchanges

A new programme called Erasmus+ began in 2014, and replaced the previous Erasmus scheme. (Although we have not recieved the final details and workings yet, we believe it will be similar to the current program). If you have any questions regarding Erasmus+ or staff exchanges, please email

The Erasmus+ programme provides funding for contracted members of staff to undertake a period of mobility abroad and the scheme is open for both teaching and administrative staff.

Staff must commit to a minimum of 8 teaching hours over a minimum of two days at a partner institution (a minimum of five days is strongly recommended) and those staff undertaking an administrative mobility should spend at least 5 days at the host organisation. The maximum duration is 6 weeks and multiple mobilities per year are allowed.

Participants receive international travel and subsistence grants which vary according to destination and duration.

As with all Erasmus+ exchanges, an inter-institutional agreement is required between the two teaching institutions and these must be subject-specific. To check the current agreements within your School, please see here. An inter-institutional agreement is not required for staff training mobilities.

The International Exchanges Office coordinates all Erasmus+ staff mobility applications through its network of Exchange Coordinators. Members of staff from non-teaching departments should contact Andrew Griff-Owen directly for further information.

If you would like to undertake an exchange, please discuss with your School’s exchanges coordinator and Andrew Griff-Owen. The International Exchanges Office is happy to support new agreements should you wish to undertake an exchange at a university with whom we do not currently hold an active agreement.

A call for schools' teaching nominations is sent (normally in May) to coordinators after confirmation of funding for the forthcoming year is received.