Teaching Staff Mobility


Required information for teaching staff mobility


Applications from incoming staff for ISU are accepted throughout the whole academic year. In order to be able to apply, incoming teaching or administrative staff should be selected as a mobility user by his / her HEI.

The staff can apply if their HEI has an inter-institutional agreement with ISU. If there is no previous inter-institutional agreement, ISU can initiate to sign an inter-institutional agreement.

The staff applies through an online application. Applications are answered right after they arrive.

After receiving the application, the International Relations Office sends an Invitation Letter to the potential mobility participant from the parent institution, if the conditions for realization of the mobility are acceptable for ISU.

The mobility users whose applications will be accepted have to submit a Mobility Agreement for Teaching. If the submitted proposal meets the standards of the Erasmus + program, the Mobility Agreement for Teaching is concluded. After concluding the Mobility Agreement for Teaching, the Erasmus + coordinator gets in touch with the incoming staff and sends information and recommendations for his / her stay.

A package of information about ISU in English is sent to the incoming staff.

The International Relations Office provides professional, administrative, logistical, technical and linguistic support to incoming staff.

The International Relations Office should present the conditions of the available accommodation of incoming staff if they require assistance. These conditions are presented before the mobility.

The International Relations Office should provide support in securing an insurance policy if incoming staff request assistance.

The International Relations Office should point out the potential risks to incoming staff during the mobility period, provide prevention guidance, but also guidance on actions to be taken in an emergency. The International Relations Office should present the Secure Mobility Protocol to all incoming staff.

The International Relations Office should ensure the integration of incoming staff at ISU by appointing a fellow mentor.

For better social integration, the The International Relations Office can provide a beginner language course in Macedonian to the incoming staff.


Eligible participating organizations


The sending organization must be:

  • a HEI from an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme awarded with an ECHE, or
  • a HEI from a third country not associated to the Programme recognized by competent authorities that has signed inter-institutional agreements with their partners from an EU member state or third country associated to the Programme, or
  • in the case of staff invited to teach at HEI: any public or private organization (not awarded with an ECHE) in an EU Member state or third country associated to the Programme or third country not associated to the Programme active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training, youth, research and innovation. For example, such organization can be:
  1. a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
  2. a public body at local, regional or national lever;
  3. a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
  4. a research institute;
  5. a foundation;
  6. a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);
  7. a non-profit organization, association, NGO;
  8. a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services

Duration of mobility


From 2 days to 2 months of physical mobility, excluding travel time. In case of mobility involving third countries not associated to the Programme, the duration must be from 5 days to 2 months.

In both cases, the minimum days must be consecutive.

In case of invited staff from enterprises, the minimum duration is 1 day of physical mobility.

A teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or shorter period of stay). If the mobility lasts longer than one week, the minimum number of teaching hours for an incomplete week should be proportional to the duration of that week. The following exceptions apply:

There is no minimum number or teaching hours for invited staff from enterprises.

If the teaching activity is combined with a training activity during a single period abroad, the minimum number of hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay) is reduced to 4 hours.


Venue(s) of the activity


Staff must carry out their physical mobility in any EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or third country not associated to the Programme different from the country of the sending organization and the staff country of residence.


Eligible participants


  • Staff working at a HEI in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or third country not associated to the Programme.
  • Staff from anu enterprise from any country, working in public or private organization (which is not a HEI holding an ECHE), active in the labor market or in the field of education, training and youth, research and innovation and are invited to teach at a HEI in any country.

Other criteria needed


Staff mobility can be a teaching period combined with a training period, while being considered as an overall teaching period. A teaching or training mobility can take place in more than one receiving organization in the same country, while being considered as one teaching and training period with the minimum duration of stat applying.

Teaching mobility can be in any study field.

Teaching mobility may include providing training for the development of the partner HEI.

The staff member, the sending institution and the receiving institution must sign a mobility agreement.