Teaching visitsLecturer Mobility

Erasmus+ supports guest lectureships at European partner universities that have a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). Guest lecturers should strengthen the European dimension of the host university through their stay, complement its teaching offer and impart their expertise to students who do not want to or cannot study abroad.

If possible, the development of joint study programs at the partner universities should play a role, as should the exchange of teaching content and methods. Staff from foreign companies and organizations can also be invited to German universities for teaching purposes.

Professors and lecturers with a contractual relationship to the university, as well as research assistants, can be given priority for funding. After consultation and with the explicit approval of the institute or the ERASMUS subject coordinators, lecturers without endowments, lecturers with contracts for work, emeritus professors and retired lecturers, and company personnel can also be sponsored.

Funding Criteria

ERASMUS lecturer mobility can be applied for by lecturers in permanent employment at Heidelberg University. Teaching stays within Europe last between two days and two months (excluding travel time); the teaching load is at least eight hours per stay or per week or part thereof. The courses should be integrated into the subject area of the host institution and coordinated with the host university as well as with the student's own department. A contractual agreement between both partners on the intended teaching stay is mandatory. New ERASMUS contracts for lecturer mobility should be discussed in the institute or with the ERASMUS subject coordinators. The appropriate ERASMUS contract form is available from the International Relations Department/Academic International Office.

Funding includes per diem and travel expenses. There are special grants for grantees with children and for grantees with disabilities.

Deadlines and application

Applications for funding of a planned guest lectureship should be received by the International Relations Department 4 weeks before the start of the mobility and should include the following information:

  • Name of the Heidelberg university lecturer, subject area, address
  • Name of the host university, country
  • Name of the teaching project
  • planned period: duration and month

Daily Rates

For lecturer mobility, fixed daily rates for four country groups.

Group 1: 180 euros per day
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

Group 2: 160 euros per day
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

Group 3: 140 euros a day
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, FYR Macedonia, Turkey

Travel expenses

Travel costs are reimbursed depending on the actual distances between the origin and destination of the mobility. These are determined uniformly throughout Europe using a calculation tool (see "Distance calculator", right column).

100 km - 499 km with 180 EUR
500 km - 1.999 km with 275 EUR
2.000 km - 2.999 km with 360 EUR
3.000 km - 3.999 km with 530 EUR
4.000 km - 7.999 km with 820 EUR
8.000 km and more with 1.100 EUR