Erasmus+ - teacher exchanges and staff training

Opportunities for teachers and staff in the Erasmus+ programme

Erasmus+ promotes the European dimension in higher education in Europe. The programme supports mobility among students, teachers and administrative staff.

Teacher exchange

Read the general routines for teacher exchanges

Specific for Erasmus+

  • A bilateral Erasmus agreement must be in place.
  • You must teach KI students, i.e. be a teacher, a doctoral student or a clinical supervisor for KI students.
  • The teacher exchange has to comprise at least 8 teaching hours and at least two days.
  • You have to teach students at the partner university.
  • You must have a signed, written agreement with the partner university prior to the exchange (Teaching Programme).
  • The remuneration is based on the distance from the home university to the destination (Link to "Distance Calculator") and living costs in the destination country. The remuneration is fixed, regardless of the actual costs for the exchange.
Remuneration (subject to change)
Distance Remuneration
100-499 km 180 Euro
500-1999 km 275 Euro
2000-2999 km 360 v
3000-3999 km 530 Euro
4000-7999 km 820 Euro
8000- 1 100 Euro
Receiving country Remuneration per day
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, UK 180 Euro
Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria 160 Euro
Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia,Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czechia, Turkey, Hungary 140 Euro
  • You have to write two travel reports after the exchange, one internal for KI (a blog post is preferred) and one directly to Erasmus+ (will be emailed to you after the exchange is completed).
  • If you have been a patient, or been teaching at a foreign hospital, you are required to do an MRSA-test before returning to work, see document MRSA info.

What do I have to do?

Read general routines for teacher exchanges.

Then contact Kristina Jesinkey at the International Relations Office. After registering your exchange you will get the paperwork required for your exchange.

Incoming teacher are administered by their home universities who also administer their remuneration.

Staff Training

Are you interested in competence development?

Erasmus+ offers the opportunity for staff training at universities, organizations, companies or schools in other European countries. Your training has to last at least two days (maximum 6 weeks) and the purpose has to be to increase your competence level. The remuneration is the same as for teacher exchanges, see above.


Vist our blog for more inspiration on teacher and staff exchanges!

Who can apply?

All employees at Karolinska Institutet, from all lines of work. The competence development always has to be of value to the work you are currently doing.

What is regarded as staff training in Erasmus+?

  • Job shadowing at other universities or companies/organisations.
  • Courses, seminars or workshops (not conferences), for example courses arranged by EAIE Academy. Some activities suitable for staff exchange are presented here

What do I have to do?

Below you can find a guide for the application process, and the application form can be found in the right margin ("Ansökan personalfortbildning"; in Swedish, but feel free to fill it out in English). If you have further questions, please contact Kristina Jesinkey. She will also provide you with the documents needed to fulfil the requirements for Erasmus+.

Prior to application - find a host at a university or an organization.

Staff training can take place in all EU countries including some special regions, and in the EES countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and in Turkey.


The host university must have an Erasmus+ charter, ECHE:


If you wish to train at an organization, you have to make all the contacts by yourself and discuss content, times, planning and goals for the training. After you agree on a programme you can apply using the form below. Don't forget to also discuss your plans with your closest supervisor.

Organizations not eligible for staff training are:

  • EU-institutions
  • Organisations managing EU-programs, such as UHR.

Contact trip/preparation visit

Are you interested in establishing a new cooperation within the Erasmus+ programme? You have to make the first contact with a partner university by yourself and contact Kristina Jesinkey before you start making more definite travel plans. Teachers and staff actively involved in the internationalisation of study programmes at KI can receive Erasmus+ funding for contact trips. The remuneration is the same as for teacher exchanges, see above.

Follow up or evaluation of existing agreements

You can get funding for:

  • visiting your own students while they are on exchange, in order to facilitate credit recognition
  • visiting a partner university where you need to discuss possible complications


Send an email to Kristina Jesinkey if you are interested in a contact trip or a follow up trip. Please state which university you intend to visit, participants, dates, reasons for the visit and expected results. Your department will get reimbursed after the visit.

More about Erasmus+

Important Documents

Cooperation partnerships/strategic partnerships, capacity building and knowledge alliances Erasmus+

If you wish to apply for any of the above, the KI processes can be found at Grants Office.

You can also read more about ongoing KI projects below.