Professional training Worldwide

Funding options for staff training courses worldwide
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ERASMUS+ Worldwide

Do you want to broaden your horizons beyond Europe? In the mobility programme Erasmus+ Worldwide you can visit our partner universities outside the EU.

The University offers stays abroad at the partner universities in these countries:

  • Australia
  • Belarus
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Your advantages

  • Hone your language skills or learn a new language on-site.
  • Exchange on best-practice and develop your own methodological competence.
  • Your stay abroad is considered a business trip and can be fully financed.
  • All-round services while organizing your stay abroad by the International Office and the host university.
Who may apply? Show content

All staff members of the University.

  • International Office
  • Academic advisory service/ course management
  • Public relations work
  • Continuing education
  • Research transfer
  • Divison for Finances
  • Library
  • Departments and administrative assistants
  • Technical staff
  • Divisions
What are the requirements? Show content

In order to receive a grant for your stay abroad, you must meet these additional requirements:

  • Prepare a Mobility Agreement before your stay abroad.
  • Your stay abroad must be at one of our Erasmus partner universities; alternatively you must participate in a staff training week or a language course.
  • Your stay must last between 5 and 14 days.
What does the funding include? Show content
  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Language courses (participation fees)

(based on the Thuringian Travel Expenses Act)

What does happen after the approval? Show content

What does happen after the approval?

Congratulations, your application for a grant has been approved! Now, you must send it to the Staff Development deparment, including the completed Professional Training Request, via your supervisor/Dean’s Office. From here, you will receive your final approval for your stay abroad.

Having received both approvals, you can focus on the practical organization of your stay abroad. These include:

  • arranging the date and scope of your stay
  • arranging activities with the institutions you want to visit
  • preparing the Mobility Agreement (work plan)
  • requesting an approval for a business trip (QISRKA)
  • booking a trip in a travel agency or online.

Do you need further information on business trips? Please contact the Office for Travel Expenses de.

Before the start of the mobility, you must submit the following documents to the International Office:

  • Mobility Agreement (signed)
  • Grant Agreement (you will receive it from the International Office).

After the end of the mobility, please submit the following documents to the International Office:

  • complete travel expenses statement with original receipts (after entering the data in QUISRKA portal)
  • EU forms: Letter of Confirmation, report.
Partner universities Show content


  • Australian National University
  • University of Sydney


  • Belarussian State University (BSU)
  • Brest State A. S. Pushkin University


  • UNBC
  • University of Waterloo
  • King's College


  • Ivane Javakhisvili Tbilisi State University
  • Akaki Tsereteli State University Kutaisi
  • ILIA State University
  • Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University


  • Hebrew University
  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • Haifa University


  • Saitama University


  • Saint Petersburg State University
  • Russian State Hydrometeorological University
  • Higher School of Economics (Moscow and St. Petersburg)
  • Siberian Federal University Krasnoyarsk (SibFU)
  • Pskov State University
  • ITMO University


  • National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivsti National University 
  • The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
How and where to apply? Show content

Before applying, please discuss your intention with your supervisor. Provided the approval, you should submit the application for a grant to the International Office. Applications can be submitted continuously for the current academic year. Please use the form at the end of the page ("Downloads").

At the same time, please also submit the Professional Traning Request de (“Fortbildungsantrag”) to the Division for Human Resources or to your Dean’s Office, accordingly. Please submit the approval/rejection to the International Office.

Documents to be submitted Show content

Please submit your documents to:

International Office
Mrs Jana Blumenstein
Fürstengraben 1, UHG
07743 Jena


Documents and deadlines Show content

Before the stay abroad

Mobility Agreement (work plan)

  • defines the recognition of the work done abroad.
  • must be signed by the host university and the University.
  • a copy (completely signed) must be submitted to the International Office. Save the original in case of any changes.

Deadline: please contact your subject-specific coordinator.

Grant Agreement

  • defines the funding formalities of the ERASMUS+ programme between the employee and the University.

Please sign the original and submit it to the International Office.

During the stay abroad                                   

Letter of Confirmation

  • defines the duration of the stay at the host university.

Please sign the original and submit it to the International Office.

Deadline: no later than 4 weeks after the return journey, including the expenses statement.

After the stay abroad

EU survey

  • Please complete the survey of the EU online. You will receive an e-mail notification after the end of your stay abroad.


Language courses Show content

Do you want to brush up your language skills for the upcoming stay abroad or need to learn a new language? The Language Centre of the University offers preparatory courses in a wide variety of languages. Alternatively, many host universities offer language courses, too, so you might want to register for a language course abroad.

Contact person

Jana Blumenstein
University Main Building, Room 0.22
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Opening hours:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 10.00 - 12:00
Tue. 13.30 - 15.00
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