What is Erasmus Mobility?

Erasmus is an EU-funded mobility scheme which is part of the European Community education programme, operating with the support of the European Commission. It is based on partnerships between higher education institutions (HEI’s) in different countries within the EU. Currently, the University of Nicosia cooperates with 24 different European countries and has 170 bilateral agreements signed with different academic institutions for exchange.


Eligible Activities:

  • Staff Teaching Assignment (STA)

STA is eligible only for full-time faculty members. The receiving institution must have agreed on the programme of activities to be undertaken by the visiting teachers (Mobility Agreement) prior to the start of the mobility period. A mobility agreement should include at least 8 hours of teaching, over a minimum of two working days to a maximum of three working days (excluding time for travel). A teaching assignment should be integrated into the curriculum of the receiving institution. Staff mobility for teaching can be in any subject area/academic discipline. It is highly recommended that the staff on mobility should engage in other activities at the host country such as giving presentations on the University of Nicosia, meeting potential students and discussing joint research programs or future collaborations.

In the case of teaching assignments in Programme Countries the receiving institution should be a holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and must have signed an inter-institutional agreement with the University of Nicosia.

  • Invite a speaker/ trainer at the University of Nicosia

In the case of staff mobility from an enterprise to the University of Nicosia, the mobility is arranged by an invitation from the University of Nicosia to the staff member of the enterprise/industry. The grant is always managed by the University of Nicosia. If you are interested to apply for this type of mobility, you need to submit a proposal that will include the name of the trainer, expertise, objectives of the training, target group and potential benefits.

  • Staff Mobility for Training (STT)

STT supports the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences), staff training weeks, seminars, workshops, courses, job shadowing and observations in a HEI (including non-partners Universities) or a relevant enterprise. The sending institution and the receiving institution/enterprise must have agreed on the programme of the activities to be undertaken by the visiting staff member (Mobility Agreement) prior to the start of the mobility period.  The minimum duration of the training period should be two working days and maximum three days (excluding time for travel).



Staff must carry out their mobility activity in any Programme Country, apart from Cyprus and the country of residence (if different).