Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments (STA)

Staff mobility for teaching assignment is the activity field that provides an opportunity to a staff, who is obliged to give lecture in a higher education institution in Turkey having ECHE, to lecture to students in a higher education institution having ECHE in one of the program countries, and carrying out joint academic/educational activities with the counterpart institution about lecturing.

Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments is a day-based activity and grant is paid for the days that the lecture is given.

Minimum and Maximum Period for Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments

The activity period for Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments is two days at minimum and 2 months at maximum excluding the time spent in travelling.

In addition to that, it is required to for staff to lecture for 8 course hours for the activity to be considered as a valid activity.

When the activity lasts more than 1 week, the required course hours to be lectured have to increase in proportion to the period. (For example, as in an activity that will last 1 week, it is required to lecture for 8 course hours, it is required to lecture for at least 16 course hours in an activity that will last 2 weeks.)

Grant Support

The grant granted to the personnel benefiting from Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments is a contribution and the grant is not intended to cover all expenses related to the period spent abroad.

Daily Grant Amount by Country

The daily amount to be given to the staff to benefit from Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments is calculated by taking into consideration the amounts indicated in the table below according to the time spent in travelling and the country to be travelled to. The amounts shown in the table are in Euro.

Country Groups According to the Cost of Living Host Countries in Mobility Daily Grant Amounts (Euro)
1st Group Program Countries United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway 153
2nd Group Program Countries Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Greek Cyprus State, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Greece 136
3rd Group Program Countries Bulgaria, Check Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia Republic, Slovenia, Turkey* 119


No grant will be paid for the days that do not include any activity or cannot be documented that the activity is appropriate for the type of activity performed.

Calculation of Travel Expenses

The amount of travel expenses to be paid to the staff benefiting from Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments should be calculated using “Distance Calculator”. The distance calculator can be accessed from the link down below:

Using the distance calculator, the km value of the two points, from the place where the personnel is located to the place of activity should be determined and the travel grant should be calculated using the table below.

The grant equivalent of the km, which is calculated in the distance calculator, in the following table is the round trip amount, and it is not multiplied by two.

Traveling with connected flights does not affect the distance that was found with the above-mentioned calculation.

Calculated "km" distance Grant amount
Between 10-99 km 20 €
Between 100-499 km 180 €
Between 500-1999 km 275 €
Between 2000-2999 km 360 €
Between 3000-3999 km 530 €
Between 4000-7999 km 820 €
8000 km and over 1.500 €


The starting point of the mobility is assumed to be the sending facility and the place where the activity takes place is the hosting facility.

If the travel starting point is a city other than the city where the sending institution is located or if the activity is taking place in a city other than the host city where the host institution is located -if this situation causes changes in the distance band- the travel invoices are requested and the staff is granted according to the actual distance band.

The beneficiaries who prove that the travel grant allocated according to the distance band in Table-4 does not cover at least 70% of the total travel costs may claim exceptional travel costs provided that they are certified.

The grant may not exceed 80% of the total travel costs. However, in this case, additional travel grants are not paid according to the distance band.

* Incoming staff are to apply for mobility between September and February.
** Staff will be informed on their applications in 3 weeks’ time via 
*** We will be happy to provide the best support to our incoming staff with disabilities during their stay at our university. You can contact us via  for your special requests/needs in this regard.
**** We would be pleased to assist our incoming staff in accommodation. As Erasmus Office, we are ready to assist you with anything in this regard.

For your questions regarding mobility, please contact