Staff Teaching Assignments (STA)


The funding allocated to NUI Galway by the European Commission for teaching visits is limited, and is based on various criteria including the number of proposed visits and the destinations and durations for such visits. Interested staff are therefore strongly recommended to submit an initial expressions of interest as soon as possible for the year ahead, ideally by early March of the preceding academic year. Our institutional application for the academic year to come may be based on the applications we've received from individual staff members. Our institutional allocation will only provide grant assistance for a certain number of visits in any given year. Priority will be given to those individuals who applied by the deadline, and who then submitted a draft 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 is essential that (i) a teaching agreement and (ii) a grant agreement be properly completed and signed BEFORE the teaching visit. 

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.

However, we do wish to encourage participation in the scheme, and interested staff are always welcome to contact Mary Lyons (extension 3491) with any queries.

Candidates for 2018/19 - Expressions of Interest

  • For any proposed Erasmus teaching visit, an Erasmus bilateral agreement must be in place.
  • The time frame for the 2018/19 academic year includes visits made between 1st July, 2018 and 30th September, 2019.
  • Interested staff are invited to submit an STA Application Form to the International Affairs Office as soon as possible, and ideally before 3rd September, 2018. 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 2018/19 teaching visits take place, asking people to confirm their intention to take part.
  • 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):

  • 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 Officer);
  • Staff Mobility Teaching Agreement 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