Taking on a teaching assignment at a European partner university helps instructors improve their teaching skills and develop an international network. The Swiss-European Mobility Programme supports staff mobility for teaching appointments with an allowance for travel and living expenses.
Teaching staff can apply for a grant to cover part of their travel and living expenses in connection with a teaching assignment at the University of Zurich. The teaching assignment must include at least eight hours of instruction and last from a minimum of two consecutive days to a maximum of ten days per semester.
The Swiss-European Mobility Programme enables university employees to pursue further training at the University of Zurich with the aim of promoting dialogue between Swiss and European institutions. Types of trainings include job-shadowing, short working periods, or attending workshops.
The program awards employees at European partner universities an allowance for travel and living expenses. This offer also applies to administrative and technical staff. A stay lasts between a minimum of two consecutive days and a maximum of five days.
Within the framework of the SEMP, based on the call for projects 2021, financial aid is now available to participants who choose to travel to and from their destination using a means of transport generating lower CO2 emissions than the plane. Your travel expenses will be refunded with a more advantageous flat rate if you are able to submit proof of travel by train, bus or car pooling (e.g. copy of the original travel ticket/s or app confirmation) at the end of your stay. More information and documents:
Decision Tree: How can I travel sustainably? (JPG, 534 KB)
Tips and tricks for train travel (PDF, 189 KB)
Trains versus planes (PDF, 160 KB)
Developing Greener Mobility (by movetia)
Instructors and staff with special needs can apply for additional subsidies to cover extra costs incurred during their mobility stay due to their disability. If you would like to make use of this offer, please contact Alice Ragueneau or the Disability Office.
Website Disability Office