Advanced training with Erasmus+

Erasmus+ STT-Mobilities

Every year, the University of Potsdam sends around 350 students and lecturers to European partner universities as part of Erasmus+. At the moment, the University of Potsdam even occupies fifth place in the teaching staff mobility. But Erasmus+ offers more!

The technical and administrative staff (central and decentralized) can also benefit from the program. The program offers the opportunity to travel to partners to exchange experiences, to attend internships or to gain further education.

For continuing education and training purposes, university staff may be employed at a German university to be promoted to a receiving institution participating in the "Erasmus+" program, or to any other institution located in another programming country that is active in the labor market or in education, training or youth. This activity promotes the professional development of higher education staff through training abroad (except for conferences) and through visits to a partner university or equivalent facilities abroad.

The minimum length of stay at the receiving institution should not be less than two working days and should not exceed 60 days.


Online Application

Please note the following hints.

Alternate applicants may be considered depending upon the availability of funds.

Notes to the application

Aufnehmende Einrichtung




Funding information

Approval & remedial classes

Financing mode

Erasmus+ documents

Step by Step


Business trips to high-incidence areas and virus-variant areas will not be approved under any circumstances until further notice. For business trips to non-risk areas, the pre-pandemic regulations for business trips apply. We follow the official guidelines for business trips of the University of Potsdam.

The application deadlines are 30 June and 30 November. If a mobility has been arranged at short notice, please contact us. Requests after the deadline can also be funded if funds are still available.

Mobility preparation

You send the completed and signed Mobility Agreement (as a scan) to the partner university for signature. Afterwards, you forward the signed version to the International Office at the latest 8 weeks prior to the mobility.

You will then receive the Grant Agreement, signed and returned to the International Office before commencing any mobility.

Make a business travel application (financial audit: Sandra Nothmann of the International Office). You may apply for a anticipated payment 30 days before the start of the mobility.

If you are unable to do the mobility, please return the funds to the International Office so that the funds can be redistributed.

Before your return

Let confirm the length of your stay including working days by means of the Certificate of Stay. You will receive the template by e-mail together with the Grant Agreement.

After your return

You submit your travel expenses statement along with the required supporting documents along with the Certificate of Stay and the approved business travel application in the International Office. The reimbursement amount will be made after examination by the travel cost center in D3.

Later, you will receive an invitation by e-mail to complete the EU questionnaire (EU Survey), which you fill out online.

Liisa Noack (Pia Kettmann on maternity leave)

Erasmus+ Coordinator
Am Neuen Palais, house 8, room 0.38
+49 331/977-4055

Sandra Nothmann

Am Neuen Palais, house 8, room 1.05
+49 331/977-1536