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Staff Mobility

The Erasmus exchange programme allows for the mobility of academic members of staff and administrative staff to spend a short period of time at one of the University's Erasmus partner universities either teaching, work shadowing or attending an Erasmus staff training week. 


As with student mobility, the University is given funding from the British Council to allow staff to participate and the Global Mobility team manage this budget to ensure that as many staff as possible can benefit from this programme. Demand is always greater than the number of places allocated so staff are encouraged to contact the Global Mobility Team as early as possible to ensure the best chance of being allocated funding.  


The onus is on the staff member to organise the visit while the Global Mobility Team will facilitate and administer the application for Erasmus+ funding. Unlike student mobility, staff mobility does not have to be reciprocated however, in some cases it will be.  It is the responsibility of the academic school to host and accommodate a visiting Erasmus staff member to ensure they have a productive stay at Edinburgh Napier University.


The UK government has taken the decision not to stay in the Erasmus+ programme following UK withdrawal from the EU, therefore the University will NOT be operating the Erasmus+ programme after the 2021/22 academic year. In December 2020, the UK government announced the launch of the new Turing scheme, however, funding for staff mobility will not be available through the Turing Scheme Funding during the period from September 2021 to August 2022. At the moment, it is unknown if funding will become available in the future.


There are two types of visit:

Teaching Mobility

For Academic staff, to teach students at one of the University’s partner institutions for a minimum of 8 hours/2 days.


Training Mobility

For Professional Services and other support staff, to workshadow a colleague in a similar role abroad at one of the University’s partners. Alternatively, to attend an international staff training week run by a range of institutions.


For further information on how to apply, the application process, eligibility criteria, levels of funding, and the list of Erasmus+ partner institutions please contact the Global Mobility team at studyabroad@napier.ac.uk