Erasmus+ programme 2021/2027

Erasmus mobility for Training



Through the Erasmus programme the University receives funding to support staff in undertaking training opportunities, offering the chance to share good practice, acquire practical skills and discover new ways of working.


All staff across the collegiate University are eligible to apply, and training may be in the form of job shadowing, observation, attendance at workshops or courses. Staff are able to arrange their own training opportunity by approaching the institution of their choice, or a number of Universities also offer specific staff training events covering a wide range of areas. Please note, in general, conferences are not eligible for funding unless there is a training element.

The duration can be between 2 and 7 days, and must take place before the 30 September 2018 in another Higher Education Institution or any other appropriate organisation in an eligible Erasmus country (see list of eligible countries).
Priority is given to members of staff going abroad for the first time.


Financial benefits

Grants for staff training are provided as contributions towards subsistence and travel and depend on the country visited, duration and distance travelled. Any additional costs for the trip must be paid by the staff member.
Erasmus funding is available to support staff training abroad 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.
Supplementary allowances may also be available for staff with special needs.
All Erasmus funding is paid prior to the completion of the staff mobility period.
Department/faculties can accept incoming staff members for training if interested.



It is the responsibility of the staff member to organise the training period and to approach the proposed host institution/organisation, and a draft proposal must be agreed in advance of submitting an application. Staff members must have the approval of their line manager before making an application. Specific grant documentation must be completed before the Erasmus funding is released.

• The department/faculty would need to arrange the training dates, meetings, and the training programme for the incoming staff member.
• Any Erasmus funding that is payable to the staff member will be arranged by their home University.
• No money would be payable to NBU’s department/faculty for receiving someone on staff training.
• An Institutional Agreement is required between the institutions.
• Placement agreements have to come through the central Erasmus office as the paperwork needs to be signed.


How to apply

1. The next application cycle will be open on September 20th 2018 and will finish on October 25th 2018.
2. Applications will be considered by a selected Erasmus committee, and all applicants will be informed of the outcome in early to mid November.