The application period for Erasmus+ KA103 Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments (with EU Members and Programme Countries) will be held between 20 March 2017 and 5 May 2017.


Erasmus+ KA103 Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments (STA) is a field of activity that allows HEI teaching staff of a Turkish higher education institution (holding ECHE*) to teach and carry joint academic/educational activities at a partner HEI (holding ECHE) in the program countries.


The receiving organisation must be a Programme Country HEI awarded with an ECHE. Before the mobility takes place, both the academic department in METU and partner HEI must sign an interinstitutional agreement. You may visit the below website in order to find the list of current Erasmus+ agreements within the framework of Erasmus+ KA103 STA:


If applicants would like to visit a non-partner HEI, they may talk with the related institution in order to initiate Erasmus+ interinstitutional agreement which may be found in the above website (“Erasmus Agreement Draft”). The Erasmus+ interinstitutional agreement must be finalized before mobility takes place.


1. Application Conditions (Minimum Requirements):

  • Applicants must be a member of METU and they must actively work at the time of application
  • Applicants must be employed for teaching and lecturing at METU (staff who works as lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor)
  • Applicants are expected to have a contact with the preferred HEI and receive an acceptance letter (or e-mail) prior to the application deadline (5 May 2017).
  • Applications of those candidates who have not received pre-admission will not be evaluated in the selection process. It is sufficient to obtain approval from the academic department in which the activity will take place.

2. Application Forms:

  • Pre-admission document/ e-mail taken from the preferred HEI (A draft for pre-admission can be found in the attachment)
  • Application form (attached)

Application documents must be sent to by 5 May 2017.


3. Selection Criteria:

You may visit the below website in order to learn more about the application criteria used in the Erasmus+ KA103 STA applications:


4. Duration of the Activities


The teaching activity can take place between 2 days and 5 days excluding travel time. In order to provide mobility opportunity for higher number of staff, the maximum duration of the mobility period for STA is limited to 5 days (excluding travel time) by METU Exchange Programs Commission. In all cases, a teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay). If the teaching activity/teaching hours last less than 2 days/8 hours (minimum requirement), the activity is considered as void and the grant payment is not made for the related activity.


The activity should take place between the dates: 30.09.2017-31.10.2018


5. Erasmus+ Grants


Daily Grant Amounts




Host Country

Daily Grants



Country Groups According to the Cost of Living






  1. Group Program Countries

UK, Denmark, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden 








  1. Group Program Countries


Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Iceland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Greece













  1. Group Program Countries

Germany, Spain, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia








  1. Group Program Countries

Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia 












Travel Amount by Distance


The travel amount is calculated by using the below “Distance Calculator”:


The distance calculator is used to determine the distance between the location where the staff is resident and the place of activity. The amount of kilometer calculated by the distance calculator corresponds to the round-trip and the amount does not multiply by two.


Obtained “km” Value

Grant Amount





100-499 km





500-1999 km





2000-2999 km





3000-3999 km





4000-7999 km





8000 km





For disabled participants, it is possible to receive additional grants to meet their specific needs. In order for the disabled staff to be given additional grants, the beneficiary higher education institution is required to request additional grants from the Turkish National Agency. The applications for additional grants should be made during the term of the contract, but in any case up to 60 days before the contract end date. The Turkish National Agency will evaluate each application specifically and determine whether the additional grant can be granted, and if so, the appropriate grant amount. In order to learn more about the application forms, you may visit the following website:


6. Erasmus Staff Mobility without Grant (Zero-Grant)


It is possible to participate in Erasmus staff mobility programme without grant. Those staff who would like to participate in the programme without grant need to make application and their applications need to be evaluated as the others. Those participants with zero grant have to fulfill rights and obligations of the program.


If you have any questions about the Program, you can contact the International Cooperations Office:
210 7180 – Burcu Akpınar

* The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+. The award of an ECHE is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in a Programme country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under Erasmus+