Information about KA103

Key Action 103 supports opportunities for academic and administrative staff to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in EU countries and candidate countries (North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Turkey).

This mobility project can comprise two main activities; teaching periods and training periods. Teaching activity allows HEI teaching staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner HEI abroad. Staff mobility for teaching can be in any subject area/academic discipline. Training activity supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organisation abroad. A period abroad can combine teaching and training activities.

The sending and receiving organisations, together with the students/staff, must have agreed on the activities to be undertaken by the students – in a ‘Learning Agreement’ – or by staff members – in a ‘Mobility Agreement’ – prior to the start of the mobility period. These agreements define the target learning outcomes for the learning period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions and list the rights and obligations of each party. When the activity is between two higher education institutions (student mobility for studies and staff mobility for teaching), an ‘inter-institutional agreement’ has to be in place between the sending and the receiving institutions before the exchanges can start.

 

How to apply for teaching/staff mobility at Afyon Kocatepe University (AKU)?

Teaching staff who are interested in visiting AKU as incoming staff should get in touch with the related academic or administrative department directly to organize their visit.  Prospective academic visitors are recommended to contact with the exchange coordinators (click here) in the departments since teaching program should be determined with the related academic department. However, we also suggest you to email to the our international office (uib@aku.edu.tr) using carbon copy (CC).

Administrative staff who are interested in visiting AKU as incoming staff should get in touch with the related academic or administrative department (click here) directly to organize their visit. However, we also suggest you to email to the our international office (uib@aku.edu.tr) using carbon copy (CC). For the incoming staff, we also organize international weeks. Please contact with out office for the date of next international week.

 

Application Requirements and Documents

Applicants must be a member of the partner university and they must actively work at the time of application, have a minimum English proficiency level of B1. As it is necessary to have an agreement before the mobility, an ‘inter-institutional agreement’ has to be in place between the sending and the receiving institutions before the exchanges can start. If we do not have an agreement, it would be a pleasure to contact with you for further cooperations.

 

Duration of the Activities

Duration of teaching mobility ranges from 5 days to 2 months (max.) excluding travel time.

For one-week (5 working days) participation, the teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week. For training activities that will last more than one week (5 working days), the minimum teaching hour must be calculated in proportion to the minimum requirement (e.g., 16 hours/10 working days, 24 hours/15 working days).

 

Funding

Mobility grants for staff are provided as contributions towards subsistence and travel. Staff subsistence and travel costs are paid as flat rates, regardless if your institution pays receipted expenditure. Travel days are not included in the calculation of the minimum duration.

An HEI can award funding for up to 2 travel days. A travel day is a day’s subsistence for the staff member traveling before and/or after participating in teaching or training activities. If the staff member is participating in teaching or training activities on the same day as travelling, they are not entitled to a travel day.

For 2019-2020 Academic Years, the following grants will be provided for incoming staffs by the sending institution.

1 day (140 Euros), 2 days (280 Euros), 3 days (420 Euros), 4 days (560 Euros), 5 days (700 Euros), 6 days (840 Euros), 7 days (980 Euros)

2 weeks (1960 Euros), 3 weeks (2646 Euros), 4 weeks (3332 Euros), 2 months (6468 Euros)

 

Accommodation Options

AKÜ Social Facilities Center is located in our campus. You can contact with our international relations office for further information.

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