Staff Teaching Assignments (STA)

What's this scheme about?
How do I apply?
What paperwork is involved, from start to finish?

Introduction

Erasmus mobility for teaching involves NUI Galway staff members travelling to one of our Erasmus partner universities to deliver a programme of teaching that may be of between 2 and 5 days' duration, to include at least 8 hours of teaching.  A condition for participation is that there must be a valid inter-institutional agreement, in the specific subject area, between NUI Galway and the proposed host institution abroad, and it must include teaching staff exchange.   Particants may receive an Erasmus grant in respect of the days on which they carried out teaching duties at the partner university, as well as an allowance for time spent travelling to and from the destination.

The funding allocated to NUI Galway by the European Commission for teaching visits is limited, so that only a certain number of visits can be supported in any given year. Interested staff are therefore strongly recommended to submit an initial expression of interest as early as possible.

Please note the requirement to submit a Teaching Programme for consideration. The Teaching Programme may form the basis for selection if there are more candidates than the available funds can cover. A reserve list of candidates may be drawn up if there is further interest and a likelihood of sufficient funds remaining.

Staff members should not undertake Erasmus teaching visits without first consulting the International Office, even if they have carried out such visits in the past.  It's essential that these documents are completed and signed BEFORE the visit:  (i) a staff mobility teaching agreement, outlining and confirming your teaching programme, and (ii) a grant agreement.  And please remember that if you fail to notify the International Office in good time of your wish to participate, it may prove impossible to consider your visit for funding.

We are keen to encourage participation in the scheme, and interested staff are welcome to contact JB Terrins (jb.terrins(at)nuigalway.ie) with any queries.

Candidates for 2021/22 - Expressions of Interest

  • For any proposed Erasmus teaching visit, an Erasmus bilateral agreement must be in place.
  • The time frame for the 2021/22 academic year includes visits made up to 30th September, 2022.
  • Keeping in mind that the funding allocated for teaching visits in any given year is limited, interested staff are invited to submit the STA Application Form 2021/22 to the International Affairs Office (outgoingerasmus@nuigalway.ie) as soon as possible, and no later than 13th April, 2022. This is in order to ensure a fair and transparent application process, and is in keeping with the advice of the National Agency for Erasmus. Please bear in mind that the European Commission recommends that priority should be given to first-time applicants. 
  • It's possible to submit the above-mentioned form later in the year, so as to be considered for a reserve list.
  • The International Office will make contact with all applicants individually before any teaching visits take place, asking people to confirm their intention to take part, and ensuring that all necessary paperwork is completed.
  • Please be sure to read the Important Information re. Erasmus+ Staff Mobility.
  • Anyone who has not previously participated will need to complete a Bank Details Form.
  • Candidates will need to complete a Staff Mobility Teaching Agreement and have it approved by the host university at least one month in advance of the proposed visit. 

ALL CANDIDATES: Please ensure that you complete the necessary paperwork

Documentation to be submitted in advance of a Staff Teaching Assignment (i.e. one that has been approved by the International Office, as per previous section):

  • Contract (institution-teacher agreement) - one signed copy to be kept by the staff member, the other to be returned to the International Office (this document will be sent to approved candidates by the International Affairs Office);
  •  Staff Mobility Teaching Agreement (see above) to be signed and stamped by the host university; please return this document to the International Office at least one month in advance of your visit.
  • Anyone who has not previously participated will need to complete a Bank Details Form

Please be sure to read the Important Information re. Erasmus+ Staff Mobility.

Documentation to be submitted after the Teaching Assignment:

    • Attendance Certificate (Teaching) (must be completed by the Host University at the time of the visit)
    • The European Commission will send you a request by e-mail for the final report (participant survey), which you will submit online.
    • Travel documentation - flight tickets, boarding cards, etc.
    •  Receipt of Payment (Staff)

If you have any queries on the above, please contact Mary Lyons, International Affairs Officer, at mary.lyons@nuigalway.ie.

Downloads

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2022

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (8.4MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2022

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (14.3MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Guide 2022

    Pre-Arrival Guide 2022 PDF (16 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

    Quick Guide to Courses 2022 PDF (1.20MB)

  • International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway

    International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway PDF (1.36MB)

  • Mexican Student Guide

    Mexican Student Guide PDF (1.20MB)

  • Indian Student Guide

    Indian Student Guide PDF (2.81MB)

  • Indonesian Student Guide

    Indonesian Student Guide PDF (1.58MB)

  • Chinese Student Guide

    Chinese Student Guide PDF (1.35MB)

  • North American Guide

    North American Guide PDF (1.49MB)

  • Malaysian Student Guide

    Malaysian Student Guide PDF (1.31MB)

  • Hong Kong Student Guide

    Hong Kong Student Guide PDF (1.12MB)

  • Saudi Arabian Students

    Saudi Arabian Students PDF (1.14MB)

  • UAE Student Guide

    UAE Student Guide PDF (1.04MB)

  • Nigerian Ghanaian Guide

    Nigerian Ghanaian Guide PDF (1.16MB)