Erasmus+ personal mobility for further training purposes (STT)

Erasmus+ enables all the employees at the University of Kassel to pursue further training opportunities abroad within Europe.  

The following further training measures may be eligible for funding:

  • 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

The university coordinator is more than 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 to be included in the distribution list.

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


      • 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

          Conditions for funding

          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.

          Financial subsidies

          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 four country groups.

          Funding is only available for days when activities have taken place that are related to with your mobility scheme. The definitive evidence is provided by a certificate issued4. E Lo C Teaching 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 calculator

          Amount (average costs) per person participating
          (= return trip)

          < 100 km


          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

          Participation and/or language course fees are not refunded, but can be financed from the allowances mentioned above.

          Special funding Employees with a disability and chronic sickness 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.


          prior to the exchange period

          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 the registration form at the International Office

          Step 3: The International Office contacts you
          The participant will receive a binding response from the International Office by e-mail. The 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.

          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.

          After the period spent abroad

          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 
          You only need to submit accounts for travel on official university business if the expenditure exceeds the amount being funded by the International Office. If these additional expenses are being settled by a different assignment/cost centre, the accounts for travel on official university business must be handed in at the personnel department separately.

          Your contact partner:

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          Moritz Banzhaf
          Erasmus Hochschulkoordinator
          Telephone +49 561 804-2539
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