Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments (STA)

Staff mobility for teaching assignments is a field of activity that allows a staff member, who is obliged to lecture at an ECHE holder higher education institution in Turkey, to teach students at an ECHE holder higher education institution in one of the program countries and to perform academic/educational activities jointly with the partner institution in relation to 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.

In order for the academic staff who want to attend the mobility within the scope of Staff Mobility for Teaching to benefit from the program, first of all, the department must have a Bilateral Agreement with the relevant university. 

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.

1. Group Countries Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, 162
2. Group Countries Germany, Austria, Belgium, France,
Cyprus, Holland, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Greece
3. Group Countries Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Esthonia, Croatia, North Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia 126
Other Countries 1-4 ve 6-13. Region Countries 180

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.

Staff Mobility To The Countries That Are Not Affiliated With The Program (International Mobility)

Our university has allocated 20% of the KA 131 Staff Mobility (regardless of teaching/training) grant to send students to the countries (1-14 Regions) not related to the Program in the table below.

Countries That Are Not Related To The Program (Region 1-14 Countries)

Balkans (Region 1)
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro
Partnership countries
(Region 2)
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as
recognised by international law
South Mediterranean
countries (Region 3)
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria; Tunisia
Russian Federation
(Region 4)
Territory of Russia as recognised by international law
Region 5 Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State
Region 6
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India,
Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan,
Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
Region 7
Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Region 8
Latin America
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Region 9  Iran, Iraq, Yemen
Region 10  South Africa
Region 11
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana,
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad,
Comoros, Congo, Congo - Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Djibouti,
Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon,
Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Republic of Côte
d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali,
Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia- Federated States of,
Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea,
Rwanda, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines,
Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon
Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Eswatini, Timor Leste -
Democratic Republic of, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu
Region 12
Industrialised Gulf
Cooperation countries
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Region 13
Other Industrialised countries
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, (Republic of) Korea,
Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, United States of America, Uruguay
Region 14  Faroe Islands, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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" Regular Travel Grant
Green Travel Grant (Euro)
Between 10-99 KM 20 -
Between 100 - 499 KM 180 210
Between 500 - 1999 KM  275 320
Between 2000 - 2999 KM  360 410
Between 3000 - 3999 KM  530 610
Between 4000 - 7999 KM  820 -
Between 8000 KM and above 1500 -

*Personal support is provided for up to 4 days for the travel days to the staff who choose to travel with the means of Green Travel (use of transportation vehicles to reduce carbon emissions, for example: bus, train, car sharing) type.

The starting point of travel is accepted as the location of sending institution and the place of activity is the location of host institution. In case of the starting point of travel is a city other than the city of sending institution or the activity takes place in a city other than where host institution is located, and if this change necessitates to take another distance band into consideration, then the travel invoices are demanded and a grant is given according to the distance covered. If another starting point or place of activity is reported, the reason of this difference is specified in the report. Furthermore, documents and invoices showing the starting and ending points of travel are kept in staff’s file to be submitted in potential audits.

*Beneficiaries who prove that the travel grant allocated based on the distance band in Table does not cover at least 70% of total travel expenses may demand the remaining amount as exceptional costs, provided that the situation is documented. Additional grant in this scope cannot exceed 80% of total travel expenses.