Erasmus+

School education

Overview

Erasmus+ supports teaching assignments at schools abroad for professionals involved in pre-primary, primary and secondary school education.

Through teaching abroad, you can gain broader a perspective on education, exchange knowledge with your colleagues in another country and pick up educational good practices.

These opportunities are available between schools based in Erasmus+ Programme countries.

Duration

A teaching assignment must last a minimum of 2 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.

Conditions

For you to teach abroad with Erasmus+, your school must apply to participate in a school education mobility project. The mobility project must be framed within the European Development Plan of the school, and must respond to clearly identified development needs. It must ensure that your experience abroad is both properly recognised and shared throughout your institution.

Financial support

EU grants are paid to the coordinating organisation (your school or a consortium coordinator) and are designed to cover your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad, as well as offer organisational support to participating organisations.

How to apply

You cannot apply directly for a grant as an individual. Applications must be made by schools (or consortium coordinators on behalf of schools) who in turn select candidates for teaching assignments abroad from their staff.

The selection of staff to teach abroad should be fair, transparent and well documented.

Find out more

Ask within your school to find out whether these opportunities are available to you.

The Erasmus+Programme Guide also offers detailed information on these opportunities:

  • Consult Section B for award criteria, eligibility criteria, and funding rules

The National Agencies can help with queries and applications.

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For general questions about Erasmus+, please contact your National AgencyNational Erasmus+ Office, or our helpdesk, EuropeDirect.