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Erasmus+ Staff Exchange

Through the Erasmus+ Programme, staff members may apply for a grant to visit a partner institutions or another institution in Europe.

The grant can be used for teaching or training purposes. By applying for a grant and spending a period abroad, you may further develop your competence and skills, in addition to contributing to internationalisation at OsloMet, which is an essential part of OsloMet’s Strategy 2024.

Strategic use of the grants

The scheme is a part of the Erasmus +programme, thus the conditions for the grants are set by Erasmus +. Please note that there is a requirement for strategic use of the grants and eligibility criteria are prepared. The criteria support Strategy 2024 and underlying strategies and Erasmus Policy Statement.

The criteria are implemented in the application form and procedures to ensure a strategic entrenchment and a strategic use of the Erasmus + mobility grants at OsloMet.

How to apply?

It's your responsibility to look for options for institutions you would like to visit, and what you would like to learn and do during your stay. If you have any questions, please contact the Erasmus+ team at the Section for Internationalisation.

There are two types of grants; a teaching grant and a training grant. There are different criteria for each of the grants.

Application form and more information about the criteria:

Application deadlines

Due to the coronavirus situation, it will unfortunately not be possible to apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility grant for a visit abroad in the Autumn semester 2020. The call for Erasmus+ staff mobility grant with the application deadline 15 August has been postponed to the Spring semester 2021, with the application deadline 15 January 2021, depending on the coronavirus situation.

OsloMet´s decision rests on the following:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel advice

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel that is not strictly necessary regardless of country of destination.  Changes in both the prevalence of infection and local restrictions can change quickly and make the situation unpredictable.

Equal treatment of staff and students regarding mobility

The faculties at OsloMet decided to cancel all student mobility in the Autumn semester 2020 due to the coronavirus situation. OsloMet is eager to ensure predictability for the students and the students' health and safety.

The decision to cancel is a result of great uncertainty about travel restrictions, the infection situation and infection control measures in other countries.

The same assessment applies to the postponing of the Erasmus + staff mobility grant call.

The next call for Erasmus+ staff mobility grant will therefore be for a visit abroad in the Spring semester 2021, with the application deadline 15 January 2021, depending on the coronavirus situation.

Internationalisation in the time of the Coronavirus - what can you do when you cannot travel?

Do you want to further develop your international competence and skills and contribute to internationalisation at OsloMet - there are digital opportunities!

Several international educational institutions and organisations offer digital staff training events and webinars without registration fees that you can sign up for.

Information in connection with Brexit

UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus+ programme until the end of the programme in June 2022 despite Brexit. You can therefore apply for Erasmus+ grants to travel to the UK according to the other Erasmus+ criteria and within the normal deadlines

How much is the grant?

The grant consists of two parts, a travel grant and a subsistence grant. The travel grant is stipulated on how far you are going to travel. The subsistence grant is stipulated on where you are travelling.

Please note that the subsistence grant is based on the duration of stay abroad, and includes the days you are travelling.

The grant does not necessarily cover the true costs, you therefor must clarify any additional expenses and who will cover these with your Head of Section. The rates are the same for both the teaching grant and the training grant.

Rates for travel grants:

 Travel distance  Amount per person/participant
 Between 100 and 499 km  € 180
 Between 500 and 1999 km  € 275
 Between 2000 and 2999 km  € 360
 Between 3000 and 3999 km  € 530
 Between 4000 and 7999 km  € 820
 8000 km or longer  € 1100


You calculate travel distance by using the European Commission’s Distance Calculator.

When you are typing the name of the place, several suggestions appear in a drop-down menu. You must select from the menu, or the calculator will not work!

Rates for subsistence grants:

 Receiving country  Amount per day 1-14  Amount per day 15-60
 Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburgh, Sweden, and the UK  € 112  € 78
 Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Germany and Austria   € 99  € 69
 Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. Macedonia, Polen, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Czech Republic and Hungary  € 87  € 61


If your visit abroad has a duration of less than 14 days (not including days for travel), the first column applies (Amount per day 1-14). If your visit abroad has a duration of more than 14 days, the first column applies for the first 14 days. For the subsequent days, the second column applies.

Calculation example:

You start your travel on Monday 8 September from Kjeller to Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. You are holding lectures Tuesday and Wednesday (9-10 September). Thursday 11 September you are traveling back home.

The distance calculator shows that there is 949, 10 km from Kjeller to Edinburgh Napier University. Thus, your travel grant will constitute 275 €.

The rate per day applicable to United Kingdom is 112 €. Thus, you will receive a subsistence grant of 448 € for the four days you are there (including travel days).

Total travel and subsistence grant: 723 €.

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