Staff Mobility for Training (STT)

Staff Mobility for Training is a field of activity that allows a staff member employed at an ECHE holder higher education institution in Turkey to receive training in one of the program countries. Within the scope of this activity, it is possible for a staff to participate in various training sessions (such as on the job trainings, observations) to improve their skills regarding their current profession.

Participation in conferences are not supported as part of the activity.

 Within the scope of Staff Mobility for Training, it is also possible for a staff who is employed at an ECHE holder higher education institution to go to an ECHE holder higher education institution or foundation to receive training. The foundation where staff will receive the training can be an overseas education center, research center, higher education institution or any other institution fitting the definition of foundation. 

Within this framework, a fitting foundation means an enterprise that performs all kinds of economic activities including social economies with all private or public institutions/establishments regardless of size, legal status and economic sector of operation. Staff Mobility for Training is a full-time activity, and the grant is paid for the periods of full-time training. Therefore, the training schedule must be specified on the basis of days in the Staff Mobility for Training- Mobility Agreement.

NOTE: There is no partnership obligation within the scope of Staff Mobility for Training.

Minimum and Maximum Period for Staff Mobility for Training

For Staff Mobility for Training, the duration of the activity is determined to be at least 2 consecutive working days and maximum 2 months, excluding the time spent in traveling.

Grant Support

The grant that is granted to the staff benefiting from Staff Mobility for Training 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 Training is calculated by taking into consideration the amounts indicated in the table below according to the time spent in traveling and the country to be traveled 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.

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

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 Training 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 is 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.