There are two types of programs which enable staff exchange under Erasmus+: KA103 Erasmus Staff Mobility and KA107 International Credit Mobility. Information on both programs can be found below.
A. KA107 - International Credit Mobility (ICM):
Erasmus+ extends beyond Europe, allowing for mobility from and to other parts of the world (between 33 Program and 84 Partner Countries). Program Countries are those countries participating fully in the Erasmus+ program. Turkey is one of the 33 Program Countries. Partner Countries cover the rest of the world outside the European Union.
Outgoing academic staff receive 160 € per day up to 14 days of mobility and 112 € from the 15th day on. Besides travel support ranging from 275-1100 € according to distance between Ankara and the city of the host university. Distances can be calculated with the Distance Calculator tool of the EU Commission, which indicates the maximum amount of payment for travel (please see below). Please note that the length of the mobilities cannot exceed 30 days in the 2015-2017 call.
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 or a Partner Country HEI recognised by competent authorities and having signed an interinstitutional agreement with the sending Programme Country partner before the mobility takes place. Here you can find the list of Erasmus partners.
STA is a daily basis activity and a grant payment is made for the lecture days. For this reason, in the Staff Mobility for Teaching Mobility Agreement a specific teaching program must be indicated on a daily-basis.
The purposes of STA may be summarized as follows:
- to provide teaching staff with opportunities for personal & professional development
- to share expertise in specialist areas within teacher education, to deepen mutual understanding of different European Education Systems and to raise the profile of the European Dimension in Education
- to allow students who are not able to participate in mobility to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of staff in other European institutions.
Duration of the Activities
From 2 days (5 days from and to Partner Countries) to 2 months, excluding travel time. But, 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 mobility lasts longer than one week, the minimum number of teaching hours for an incomplete week should be proportional to the duration of that week (e.g. since it is compulsory to carry minimum 8 hours of teaching per week, this should be minimum 16 hours for a two weeks-activity). If the teaching activity lasts less than 2 days or the teaching hours are less than the minimum requirement, the activity is considered as void and the grant payment is not made for the related activity.
Applications are received once a year for the following academic year. The instructions about the applications of following year are announced in our Office website in January.
Selection criteria for teaching mobility can be seen in the attached document:
2016-2017 Grant Amounts and the calculation method can be seen in the attached document.
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.
Required Documents for 2016-2017 Academic Year
Before the Mobility
- Official Invitation Letter (signed and stamped by the receiving institution)
- Erasmus+ HE Staff Mobility agreement – teaching (confirmed by parties)
- Erasmus+ HE Staff Mobility Grant Agreement
- Euro account at Vakıfbank METU branch
After the Mobility
- Certificate of Attendance (original document confirmed by the receiving institution)
- Plane Ticket / Boarding Pass
- EU Survey (to be sent by ICO)