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General Staff

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for General University Staff promotes the acquisition of knowledge as well as professionally relevant experience abroad.

"The Erasmus+ training was extremely informative for the GTB area. Some of the topics were dealt with in the same or similar way, but others were dealt with in totally different ways. [...] We are looking forward to further exchanges with the HFBK Hamburg in the future, but also with other universities if necessary." 
Thomas Gruber, Facility Management and Procurement
Staff Training at the HFBK, Germany in 2021

The Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Programme for general university staff enables:

  • professional development
  • international work experience
  • networking and exchange with international colleagues
  • new impulses for the work at the academy

Programme countries: 27 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Northern Macedonia, Turkey

Multiple stays are possible.

Target group

The target group is particularly those staff members who want to complete training stays in connection with the strategic goals of the Academy or the respective organisational unit.


The staff member has a valid employment contract with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

  • The host institution can be a higher education institution or another organisation in the host country (e.g. higher education institution, educational institute, language school, research institution, company, library, gallery, museum).
  • The content and duration of the training stay must be determined before the application is submitted. Formats can be: Job shadowing schemes, courses, workshops and seminars, language courses.
  • Participation in a Staff Week in the programme countries: European HEIs organise a fixed programme for staff from other HEIs who need to apply to participate. A list of international Staff Weeks can also be found at:

Selection criteria

  • benefit for professional activity, or professional training and development
  • work programme (incl. purpose, objectives, activities)
  • aproval by direct supervisor


The stay must last at least 2 consecutive days and a maximum of 2 months.


At the end of the mobility, the following costs will be reimbursed:



  • Contact the International Office ( and discuss the project. The International Office will be happy to assist you in contacting a partner institution.
  • completion of a Mobility Agreement. This agreement requires the approval of the host institution and the head of the International Office.
  • completion of the Travel application form. The travel application requires the approval of the head of the organisational unit as well as the head of the International Office.
  • The International Office issues the Grant Agreement between the Academy and the teachers.

AFTER the mobility, the following final formalities have to be completed: