Within the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Program Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals, SWU’s academic staff (faculty) may seek Erasmus+ funding for a teaching period at a partner institution abroad.
The teaching must be carried out at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) that is a holder of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education with which SWU has signed a bilateral agreement in a specific area of teaching.
Please, contact us for the list of current partner universities related to your department.
Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility may be carried out by all full-time and part-time members of the academic teaching staff at SWU, who hold an employment contract with SWU.
The sending and receiving organisations, must have agreed in advance on the program of the activities to be delivered by the visiting teachers (teaching program) prior to the start of the mobility period. These agreements define the target teaching outcomes for the teaching period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions and list the rights and obligations of each party.
Mobility activities must be carried out in any Program Country different from the country of the sending organisation.
The Erasmus Program Countries are currently the following (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Non-EU Program Countries: Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Turkey.
The receiving organisation must be a Program Country Higher Education Institution that is a holder of an Erasmus University Charter and with which CEU has signed a bilateral agreement in a specific area of teaching.
Please, consult the list of current partner universities HERE.
Funds eligible for Erasmus+ Staff Teaching Mobility are made up of two components:
Individual Support (Subsistence): 140 – 180 EUR/mobility day (depending on host country)
Travel Contribution: one time 180 – 360 EUR (depending on distance)
Amount (1-14 days)
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
up to 180 EUR/day
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
up to 160 EUR/day
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
up to 140 EUR/day
Travel contribution is calculated using a Travel distance calculator supported up by the European Commission. Distance is calculated between start and end location of the mobility in straight lines from one location to another.
The grants will be issued as follows:
Between 0 and 99 KM
23 EUR per participant
Between 100 and 499 KM
180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 KM
275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 KM
360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 KM
530 EUR per participant
Beneficiaries proceeding on Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility should retain boarding cards/train tickets/other travel tickets which need to be submitted along with the documentation of the mobility.
Travel arrangements not directly related to the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility such as travel to conferences or any other visits before/after the Erasmus+ mobility will not be considered eligible.
Please be advised that the Erasmus grant is a contribution and may not cover all your occurring costs during your mobility period abroad. If possible, your unit may supplement the grant from its own budget.
The mobility activities are expected to produce the following outcomes:
Activities supported under this Action are also expected to produce the following outcomes on participating organisations:
In the long run, the combined effect of the several thousands of projects supported under this Key Action is expected to have an impact on the systems of education, training and youth in the participating countries, thus stimulating policy reforms and attracting new resources for mobility opportunities in Europe and beyond.
The call for applications at SWU is organized twice a year.
First regular selection – February-March
Second regular selection – October – November
All candidates who wish to apply for staff mobility for teaching must fill in the APPLICATION FORM
SWU has around 270 Erasmus+ agreements with more than 150 European institutions. To fill in the Application Form correctly, all candidates need to refer to our list of partner institutions.
The candidate should attach to their application form the following:
According to our Internal Regulations (Вътрешни правила) SWU has three mandatory conditions for the candidates:
Other additional selection criteria:
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Bulgaria*, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Northern Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia
The amount of grants awarded according to the countries to be visited is indicated in the published application announcements.
*Bulgaria is a programme country but is not eligible for carrying out mobilities in the country of origin.