Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

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E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility

1.      Staff Mobility for Teaching
2.      Staff Mobility for Training

Our academic policies support short and long-term mobility, joint research projects and participation in consortiums of higher education and research. In line with our innovative and entrepreneurial vision and emphasis on applied research, collaboration with industry and business at the global arena is encouraged.

Below you will find introductory information about staff exchanges within the framework of Erasmus+. One type of exchange is particular to teaching activities (either by faculty or invited staff from enterprises) whereas the other one is for either academic or administrative staff to receive training in another higher education institution or an organization.


Application
The International Exchange Programs Office makes an announcement for staff mobility and collects applications each year. Application documents are below:

  1. Online Application Form (required)
  2. Invitation Letter from the host institution (required)
  3. Resume (required)
  4. Language Certificate (if applicable)
  5. Disabled Identity Card (if applicable)
  6. Veteran/martyr identity card (if applicable).

1.      Staff Mobility for Teaching

This activity allows HEI academic staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner HEI abroad. Staff mobility for teaching can be in any subject area/academic discipline. In the case of teaching assignments between higher education institutions in Program Countries, both institutions have to be holders of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and must have signed an inter-institutional agreement. The partner higher education institution/enterprise must have agreed on the program of activities to be undertaken by the visiting teachers (Mobility Agreement) prior to the start of the mobility period. In all cases, the activities of staff undertaking a teaching assignment should preferably be integrated into the curriculum of the receiving institution. In the case of staff mobility from an enterprise to a higher education institution, the mobility is arranged by an invitation from the higher education institution to the staff member of the enterprise. The grant is always managed by the higher education institution.You may review the announcement for Erasmus+ Staff Teaching Mobility Applications on Myozu. 

Duration of Mobility
A teaching period between two Programme countries must last a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 2 months. This excludes travelling time. During your stay abroad, the teaching activity must comprise a minimum of 8 hours per week (or any shorter period of stay) of actual teaching time. Mobilities shorter than 2 days will not be considered valid unless there is a force major.

Financial Support (Erasmus Grant)
EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on:

  • The receiving country
  • In the case of mobility within Programme countries, the level of demand from staff from your country who intend to teach abroad
  • The distance between your country and the receiving country

The daily mobility grant (country-based per diem) amounts are stated below. In addition to the per diem rates, the grant covers travel expenses calculated by the European Commission’s distance calculator. Additional funding can be provided by the participating staff and/or his/her department/faculty if the financial support does not cover the full teaching period.

Please be informed that the given amounts for Daily Grants and Travel Support Grants are valid for the 2019 and 2020 project periods.

Daily Grants

Group of Countries Host Country During Mobility Daily Grants (Euro)
Group 1 United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway 153
Group 2 Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Greece 136
Group 3 Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Macedonia(FYROM), Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 119

 Travel Support Grants

Distance (KM) Grant (Euro)
10-99 km 20
100-499 km 180
500-1999 km 275
2000-2999 km 360
3000-3999 km 530
4000-7999 km 820
8000 km < 1500

Mobility Documents
Mobility Agreement, Visa Copy, Grant Agreement, Certificate of Attendance, Activity Report, Proof of travel expenses (receipts, tickets, boarding pass etc.)

 

2.      Staff Mobility for Training
This activity supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organization abroad. Staff members are selected by the sending higher education institution. In line with the Turkish National Agency’s evaluation criteria, administrative staff is prioritized during the selections.

You may review the announcement for Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility Applications on Myozu.

The sending institution and the receiving institution/enterprise must have agreed upon the program of the activities to be undertaken by the visiting staff member prior to the start of the mobility period with the Mobility Agreement.

Duration of Mobility
A training period between two Programme countries must last a minimum of 2 consecutive working days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling days.

Financial Support (Erasmus Grant)
EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on:
·         The receiving country
·         In the case of mobility within Programme countries, the level of demand from staff from your country who intend to train abroad
·         The distance between your country and the receiving country

The daily mobility grant (country-based per diem) amounts are stated below. In addition to the per diem rates, the grant covers travel expenses calculated by the European Commission’s distance calculator. Additional funding can be provided by the participating staff and/or his/her unit/faculty if the financial support does not cover the full training period.

Please be informed that the given amounts for Daily Grants and Travel Support Grants are valid for the 2019 and 2020 project periods.

Daily Grants

Group of Countries Host Country During Mobility Daily Grants (Euro)
Group 1 United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway 153
Group 2 Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Greece 136
Group 3 Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Macedonia(FYROM), Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 119

 Travel Support Grants

Distance (KM) Grant (Euro)
10-99 km 20
100-499 km 180
500-1999 km 275
2000-2999 km 360
3000-3999 km 530
4000-7999 km 820
8000 km < 1500

Mobility Documents
Mobility Agreement including work/training plan, Visa Copy, Grant Agreement, Certificate of Attendance, Activity Report, Proof of travel expenses (receipts, tickets, boarding pass etc).

What should interested faculty/staff from OzU do?
HEI’s apply for Erasmus+ mobility grants to the respective national agency annually while the staff applies to their sending institution to be considered. All interested candidates at OzU should contact international.relations@ozyegin.edu.tr to find out about existing agreements, means to establish new partnerships and other Erasmus-related documentation and procedures since they change annually. Erasmus+ grants allocated by the National Agencies are announced during the academic year, which may cause delays in payment or disseminating this particular information to the respective faculties and departments. As soon as Erasmus+ mobility grants are announced by the Turkish National Agency, the OzU International Exchange Programs Office announces the existing agreements and grant availability to all respective parties. For further information you are encouraged to visit the following links.

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