What Is an Erasmus+ Training Visit?

An Erasmus Training Visit is a period when a university’s staff member visits a foreign company, organization, or higher education institution abroad for several purposes:

  • Developing new teaching materials for students.
  • Expanding collaboration and exploring future partnership opportunities.
  • Enhancing professional skills.

The activities during this visit can include seminars, practical observations, and similar tasks, but not conference attendance. These visits follow a pre-agreed training program approved by both the sending and hosting institutions.


Who Can Participate?

Any KSU employee can take part in Erasmus Training Visits, and there’s no limit on how many visits one employee can make during an academic year.


How to Find a Hosting Institution?

You can choose any suitable company, organization, or higher education institution in a country that fully participates in the Erasmus+ program. This choice is independent of their size, legal status, or field of work. For academic institutions with an advanced Erasmus University Charter, an inter-institutional agreement for exchanges under the Erasmus+ program must be signed between KSU and the hosting institution. You can explore a list of Erasmus partners here. The employee is responsible for negotiating the training program and visit details with the hosting institution.


What Is the Recommended Duration for a Training Visit?

Erasmus Training Visits can last from 2 days to 2 months, but it’s advisable to limit the visit to one week, considering the funding provided by KSU. Longer visits exceeding one week are only funded if there is budget available.

What Are the Financial Conditions for Erasmus Training Visits?

Erasmus funds cover:

  1. Living expenses (accommodation and daily allowance) based on the country where the training visit is planned.
Hosting Country Amount per day, EUR
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway 180
Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal 160
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Turkey 140
  1. Travel expenses, determined by the distance from Vilnius to the visit location, using the European Commission’s distance calculator:

Travel Distance

Standard Travel. Amount Eco-friendly Travel*. Amount

10–99 km

23 EUR per participant

100–499 km

180 EUR per participant

210 EUR per participant

500–1 999 km

275 EUR per participant

320 EUR per participant

2 000–2 999 km

360 EUR per participant

410 EUR per participant

3 000–3 999 km

530 EUR per participant

610 EUR per participant

4 000–7 999 km

820 EUR per participant

8 000 km or more

1501  EUR per participant

* Eco-friendly travel is considered when the majority of the journey is made using sustainable transportation methods (such as taking a bus, train, or carpooling with colleagues).

Important! The travel distance, as calculated by the European Commission’s distance calculator, refers to the distance from the departure location to the mobility activity location. Participants receive a fixed amount to cover expenses to and from the mobility activity location.


Who Is Given Priority?

During the selection process, the main evaluation criteria include:

  • The relevance of the visit to KSU’s activities.
  • Priority is given to employees participating in the Erasmus+ program for the first time.
  • Priority is given to employees making their first training visit during the current academic year.
  • Proficiency in a foreign language.


How to Apply?

KSU conducts individual staff selection for learning visits based on applications submitted by employees. Decisions regarding grant allocation are made by the KSU Rector.


International Relations Coordinator

Kristina Šlekienė


+370 686 34423