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International Focus ERASMUS+ ERASMUS grant for staff training

ERASMUS grant for staff training

ERASMUS staff training mobility

In order to strengthen not only its international profile, but also the relationship with current and prospective partner universities, SRH Hochschule der populären Künste supports its faculty and staff members in finding and implementing training opportunities abroad. We provide ERASMUS-funding for many of these stays. ERASMUS supports staff mobilities at European partner institutions, staff visits from foreign enterprises at German universities as well as professional development opportunities for academic and professional services staff at European universities and enterprises.

Many European universities organise an International Staff Training Week. Such a staff training week abroad is a great way to gain more knowledge about your own work field, increase your international network and meet colleagues from all around the world with whom you can exchange experiences and ideas. An overview of these non-academic (support) staff opportunities can be found here: staff-week. 

Staff of the following SRH universities are entitled to apply for ERASMUS grants:

Staff of the SRH University of Popular Arts (hdpk), the SRH Hochschule Berlin, SRH Hotel Academy Dresden, design academie berlin - SRH (dab)

Eligible activities abroad:

job shadowing, seminars, workshops, courses, practical training, study visits

Mobility Destination:

All partner-universities, in EU plus Mazedonien (FYROM), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

Please note: Staff who plan to a mobility abroad in the country of their permanent residence are not eligible to participate in the ERASMUS-programme.

Duration of the mobility:

The minimum duration for an Erasmus staff training mobility is 2 working days and hdpk provides grant for a maximum of 5-6 days.

Financial rules:

Successful applicants are eligible to receive funds to partially support their visit, which may not cover all the actual expenses incurred. Funds eligible for ERASMUS staff training mobility are made up to two components: Individual Support (Subsistence) and Travel Contribution. Staff members will receive their regular salaries while away on ERASMUS-training.

The amount of the ERASMUS grant 2019/2020:

In addition to these daily rates, traveling expenses depending on real distances between starting and final destination are given. These are calculated with the help of a special tool, the distance calculator. Depending on the distance, the following amounts are reimbursed per visit:


Distance is calculated between start and end location of the mobility Travel Distance Amount
< 100 km20 EUR
100 – 499 km180 EUR
500 – 1.999 km275 EUR
2.000 – 2.999 km360 EUR
3.000 – 3.999 km530 EUR
4.000 – 7.999 km820 EUR
8.000 km and more1.500 EUR

The amount of the ERASMUS grant 2018/2019 per month (30 Tage):

  • 180 EUR: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Luxemburg, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • 160 EUR: Belgium, France, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Cypress, Italy, Malta, Austria
  • 140 EUR: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (FYROM), Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Turkey

The grant will be paid in two installments:

  • 70% in the beginning
  • 30% after the completion of the mobility

Special needs grant:

Staff can get a support for special needs with disabilities of at least 30 GdB.

Insurance coverage:

You are obligated to arrange for sufficient insurance coverage on your own and at your own cost. Participation in the ERASMUS-program does not include health insurance, liability insurance or any other kind of insurance. Neither the European Commission, nor the National Agency (DAAD) or SRH Hochschule der populären Künste can be held liable for any illness, death, accident, injury, loss or damage that may be caused during or as a result of your ERASMUS+ stay abroad.

It is recommended that you check with your insurance companies to see if your existing coverage is sufficient or may be extended accordingly.

You may register for the DAAD group insurance which provides extensive coverage. Detailed information is available from the insurance department of the DAAD (Tel.: + 49(0)228/882-294, versicherungsstelle@daad.de or https://www.daad.de/versicherung/de/.

Before your Mobility:

  • Please get in touch with the International Office SRH University Berlin, Elisa Barth: elisa.barth@srh.de 
  • Check your eligibility (see info sheet)
  • Speak with your supervisior (see business trip guideline)
  • Please get in touch with (potential) ERASMUS-partner universities direct or through the International Office
  • Check your Visa
  • Submit your business trip application

Please submit your fully completed and duly signed initial ERASMUS-documents to the International Office at SRH Hochschule Berlin: Elisa Barth (elisa.barth@srh.de):

  • Mobility Agreement – Teaching with all three signatures
  • Data sheet

At the beginning of your guest lecture:

  • take a lot of pictures
  • Please let the confirmation letter sign on the last day of your mobility from the partner university

ERASMUS documents staff training mobility