Fur­ther trai­ning ab­road for staff mem­bers

Erasmus+ enables all the employees at the University of Kassel to pursue further training opportunities abroad. The following countries are eligible for funding: EU countries + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Turkey and selected Erasmus partner countries (Erasmus+ worldwide).

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Erasmus+ enables employees at the University of Kassel to spend time teaching at European partner universities. The University of Kassel has bilateral agreements with a number of European partner universities as part of the personal mobility for teaching purposes scheme.

You also have the opportunity to complete a period of training abroad at a selected international partner university as part of the Erasmus+ worldwide scheme.

  • Professional and personal further training
  • Maintaining and intensifying cooperation with partner universities
  • Improving intercultural and linguistic skills
  • Exchanging experiences
  • Internationalisation at the University of Kassel

Eligible training measures

  • Staff training weeks at universities abroad in Europe
  • Participation in language courses, training sessions, seminars and workshops
  • Participation in other further training measures (except conferences and research projects with a direct link to research)
  • Shadowing colleagues at the European partner universities of the University of Kassel

Not eligible are:

  • Research stays

  • Visits that serve exclusively to initiate new collaborations

  • Participation in conferences

The university coordinator is happy to advise you on whether funding is available for your further training project.

The International Office informs people regularly about current offers by e-mail. Please send a mail to erasmus@uni-kassel.de to be included in the distribution list.

You can find general information related to the Erasmus+ programme here.

People eligible for funding
Employees from all the departments at the University of Kassel are eligible for funding – ranging from trainees to the President.

The periods abroad must involve at least two working days (max. one week). Exceptions are possible and should be discussed with the Erasmus university coordinator.

Receiving funding more than once
It is possible to receive funding more than once.

The calculations for your financial compensation do not take place according to the Hesse Travel Expenses Act, but using the EU’s allowances, which are dictated by the different costs of living in the destination countries.

The following set daily rates apply to different country groups.

Funding is only available for days when activities have taken place that are related to your mobility scheme. The definitive evidence is provided by a certificate issued by the host institution/company at the end of your stay with the starting and finishing dates, including the number of classes taught.

Travel expenses can be added to these daily rates, depending on the actual distance between your starting and finishing point; they can be determined in a standard fashion across Europe using a calculation tool.

The following amounts are repaid, depending on your stay and the distance involved:

Distance for a single journey according to the distance calculatorAmount (average costs) per person involved
(= return trip)
< 100 kmNone
100 - 499 km  EUR 180
500 - 1.999 km  EUR 275
2.000 - 2.999 km  EUR 360
3.000 - 3.999 km  EUR 530
4.000 - 7.999 km  EUR 820
8.000 km und mehr

  EUR 1.100


Course or participation fees can not be funded, but can be paid from the lump sums.

Special funding
Employees with a disability (minimum degree of disability 50) can apply to the International Office for special funding for any increases caused by being abroad. The applications should be submitted to the International Office at least three months prior to the start of the period spent abroad.

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on and selec­tion pro­ce­du­re

Step 1: Establishing contact with the host institution
Each participant must make contact with the host institution of their choice on their own initiative and discuss the planned visit. Registration for any funding through Erasmus+ can only take place after written acceptance has been received from the institution receiving you. You may enquire about the availability of funds at the International Office at the University of Kassel before making contact with the host institution.

Step 2: Registering 
Hand in theregistration form at the International Office

Step 3: The International Offices contacts you
The participant will receive a binding response from the International Office by e-mail. This e-mail also contains all the necessary documents and information about the ongoing procedure.

Step 4: Submitting the necessary documents
Three documents have to be submitted prior to any period of mobility: the grant agreement, learning agreement and an application to make a business trip.

Important: All employees and civil servants, according to current case law, require an A1 / E101 certificate as soon as they operate on a cross-border basis within the EU, the EEA, Switzerland or in one of the countries with which a bilateral agreement has been established. More information can be found here. Questions are answered by the Human Resources Department (Personalabteilung).

Step 5: Disbursement of the financial subsidies
As soon as all the documents have been received, the financial subsidy is transferred to the account of the person receiving the funding in a lump sum.

Confirmation of the length of time spent abroad
Each person receiving funding must have the length of time spent abroad confirmed by a so-called letter of confirmation; this is completed by the host institution.

Writing a report
Finally, each person receiving funding will receive an e-mail from the European Commission with a request to complete a questionnaire (EU survey).

Accounts for travel on official university business 
No claim for travel expenses has to be handed in.

Your con­t­act par­t­­ner

Moritz Banzhaf
Erasmus Institutional Coordinator

+49 561 804-2539