Teacher and staff exchange to UU from outside EU

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs from January 2014 through the academic year of 2022. Within Erasmus+ there is a part called Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM). This allows for teachers and staff to come to Uppsala University on an exchange.

The International Office at Uppsala University applies for new grants each year, so the list of Erasmus+ partner universities outside EU may change. The information is updated in June, November and February.

How many grants are available

General information

  • Teacher and staff exchanges to Uppsala University are usually 7 days and 2 travel days. Below you find a list of universities and the number of days.
  • The grants are EUR 180 per day in Sweden plus the 2 travel days. The grant will be paid to the grantee upon arrival to Uppsala University.
  • You book and pay your ticket to Sweden. Upon arrival in Uppsala you will receive a Travel grant, please see below. If you are not able to book and pay or ticket, please contact erasmus@uu.se
  • All grantees will be insured by Kammarkollegiets GIF-försäkring during the mobility period.
  • In the selection process we will prioritize applications with invitation letters from UU.

Staff mobility for teaching (STA)

Teaching at a partner university, a so called Staff mobility for Teaching (STA), means that a teacher teaches at Uppsala University at least 8 hours/week.
Activities that may count as teaching include all types of teaching of students where the teacher is physically present at the host university, e.g. seminars, lectures and tutoring. The goal for the teacher is to have a chance to develop professionally and personally, to strengthen contacts between the partner universities, and to spread knowledge to the host and home university.

Staff mobility for training (STT)

Employees at partners to Uppsala University may receive the grant to improve their skills and develop their work by going to Uppsala University to do ”job shadowing”, working next to colleagues that have similar work tasks. PhD students may also go on staff training, if the activity is connected to the PhD student´s possible future career or current work at the home university. The staff training should be full time.

International staff week, May 2020

Uppsala University will offer an International Staff week in May 2020. During the week staff from our Erasmus+ ICM partners will have an opportunity to learn more about internationalisation, research, education and student engagement at Uppsala University.

Please note that you are expected to participate in the full week. A sum covering lunches and dinners will be deducted from your grant. To apply for the staff week please indicate yes under “I would like to participate in the International Staff Week” in the application form.

Grants

Travel grants: 

  • Albania: 360 EUR
  • Bhutan: 820 EUR
  • Brazil: 1500 EUR
  • Burkina Faso: 820 EUR
  • Cambodia: 1500 EUR
  • Canada: 820 EUR
  • Georgia: 360 EUR
  • Israel: 530 EUR
  • Kazakhstan: 820 EUR
  • Laos: 1500 EUR
  • Lebanon: 530 EUR
  • Molodova: 275 EUR
  • Myanmar: 820 EUR
  • Russia: 275 EUR
  • Sri Lanka: 820 EUR
  • Taiwan: 1500 EUR
  • Tunisia: 360 EUR
  • Ukraine: 275 EUR
  • Uruguay: 1500 EUR
  • Vietnam: 820 EUR
  • Zimbabwe: 1500 EUR

All visits have to take place by June 30, 2020 or June 30, 2022. 

How many grants are available

At the moment it is possible to come to Uppsala University on teacher and staff training from the following universities:

Albania: European University of Tirana
1 grant: 7 days + 2 travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2020)
1 grant: 7 days + 2 travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2022)

Bhutan: Royal University of Bhutan – only to the department of Information Technology
4 grants: 12 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Brazil: University of Sao Paolo – only to the Department of Physics
2 grants: 12 days + 2 travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2022)

Burkina Faso: Université Nazi Boni
4 grants: 12 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Cambodia: Royal University of Phnom Penh
4 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2022)

Canada: Queen's University
2 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2020)

Georgia: Ilia State University
4 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Israel: Kinneret College
4 grant for 12 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2020)

Kazakhstan: KIMEP University
6 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Laos: National University of Laos
4 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (the visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Lebanon: American University of Beirut
5 grants: 7 days + travel days (the visits have to take place by June 30, 2020)
5 grants: 7 days + travel days (the visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Moldova: Moldova State University
2 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2022)

Myanmar: Mandalay University
2 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Russia: St Petersburg University
3 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Russia: Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU)
2 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2022)

Sri Lanka: Peradeniya University – only in Chemistry
2 grants: 56 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Taiwan: National Taiwan Normal University – only to the Department of Information Technology
3 grants: 12 days + 2 travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2020)

Tunisia: University of Tunis
1 grant: 7 days + travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2020)
2 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Tunisia: University of Tunis El Manar
3 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (all visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Ukraine: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
2 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2022)

Uruguay: ORT University
2 grants: 7 days + 2 travel days (the visits have to take place by June 30, 2020)

Vietnam: Hanoi University of Science & Technology – only to the Department of Information Technology
1 grant: 7 days + travel days (the visit has to take place by June 30, 2020)
3 grants: 12 days + 2 travel days (the visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Zimbabwe: National University of Science and Technology
4 grants: 12 days + 2 travel days (the visits have to take place by June 30, 2022)

Please contact erasmus@uu.se if you have any questions.

Application

  1. Contact the department at Uppsala University that you would like to come to during your exchange. Ask for a letter of invitation, which is to be submitted in the application. The International Office at Uppsala University may possibly assist in this matter. 
  2. Apply for funding. Submit the application during one of the application periods: September 15 - October 15, January 1-31 and March 15 - April 15. Make sure to apply on time. Applications submitted after the start of the exchange will not be approved. You scan your Application form/mobility agreement (signed (by you), and submit it online via MoveOn.
  3. The application will be reviewed by the International Office at Uppsala University and decisions are sent to all applicants in due time after the application deadline. We will prioritize applications with invitation letters and existing collaborations.
  4. If your application is approved, you will have to sign a Staff Mobility Agreement and a Grant Agreement (together with the host and home universities). Uppsala University will send necessary documents for visa applications and such. You will book your own flight ticket and your own accommodation in Uppsala.

Download application form for teacher and staff exchange (pdf)

Submit application form via MoveOn

If you have problems to submit your application, please contact erasmus@uu.se

After your stay at Uppsala University

1. You complete the exchange at Uppsala University. Make sure to get the confirmation form signed while you are there.
Download confirmation form 

2. Within one month of your return, send the confirmation form to erasmus@uu.se Shortly after your return you will receive an automatic e-mail with a link to the survey; ”Erasmus Participant Report”, that you should submit.