Erasmus+ for staff

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is happy to consider Erasmus+ teaching (STA) and training (STT) mobility requests from staff who work at any of our partner institutions. Whilst we may not be able to accommodate all requests, we will do our best to consider your proposal as quickly as possible. Please send a detailed teaching programme (including proposed dates) and a CV and proposed teaching/training plan to international@rcs.ac.uk

Royal Conservatoire staff who are interested in participating in Erasmus+ teaching mobility at one of our partner institutions, must be a contracted employee of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and should complete the Conservatoire application form on the Erasmus page of the student portal https://portal.rcs.ac.uk/erasmus-and-international-exchange/Staff Teaching Mobility Agreement 2020-2021 Staff Mobility Agreement (Training) 2020 – 2021

For teaching application, the relevant Director, in conjunction with the Assistant Registrar (International and Student Experience), will make a decision on whether the application can be approved based on the following factors:

  • Sufficient budget
  • First-time or previous participant in Erasmus+ (first-time participants are given priority)
  • The mobility’s contribution to the overall priorities of Erasmus+ and the EU Agenda for the Modernisation of HE
  • The mobility’s contribution to the Conservatoire’s international strategy

Mobile staff must deliver a minimum of 8 hours of teaching during their stay over the minimum duration of 2 working days. A travel grant (as a contribution towards flights and travel to and from the airport) is paid at a flat rate and is based on a distance calculator. Please note that the grant is meant as a contribution towards travel costs and may not cover your entire costs. Subsistence (food, accommodation and local travel around the host city) is also paid at a flat rate and depends on the destination country. If your mobility is approved you will be guided through the application procedure (and accompanying paperwork) by the International and Student Experience Team in AAS.  Upon return from mobility, all teachers are required to complete an online evaluation report issued by the British Council.

Support staff at the Conservatoire are also eligible to apply for Erasmus+ staff training mobility (STT) at a partner institution or host enterprise. Please contact international@rcs.ac.uk for more information.