International Affairs
Staff Mobility
We are delighted that you are interested in taking part in TU Berlin’s mobility program for non-academic administrative staff and technical employees!

Staff mobility is an important tool for the internationalization of university administration. It serves the exchange from and with our international partners.

Staff mobility - learning from and with our partners in other countries

We are delighted that you are interested in taking part in TU Berlin’s staff mobility program for non-academic administrative staff and technical employees.

Application deadlines close on 31 May andand, in exceptional cases, 31 August each year.

The initiative is coordinated by the Department of International Affairs’ International Scientific Cooperation section. Financing is provided by TU Berlin internal funding as well as Erasmus+.

It is also possible for two or more people within an organizational unit to apply to visit a partner university together, provided there are good reasons for doing so.

Application process

Check the websites of the universities you are thinking of visiting before applying to find out the names of contact persons and possible areas of interest.

Once you have made a choice, please contact the relevant persons at the partner university. It’s good to know as much as possible about the topics you want to discuss and the areas of work you want to explore at the partner university as well as what your opposite numbers there can learn from you when submitting your application.

Your application should include the following:

  • Completed application form 

  • Short CV (one to two pages)

  • Email with proof of initial contact to the host university and details of

  • Issues to be addressed during your visit as well as the people you wish to meet

  • Planned time of your visit

  • Unit/department/academic chair and name of the person organizing your visit

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)

Your letter of motivation should address the following questions:

  • Why do you wish to take part in the staff mobility program?

  • Why would you like visit the university you have chosen?

  • Which department or unit at the partner university would you like to visit?

  • What are your objectives, particularly regarding the work of the unit or department you wish to visit?

  • How will your visit benefit your daily work, your department, and TU Berlin in general?

You can submit your application by email as a PDF to:


Please note:

As a staff exchange involves your absence from your place of work, we recommend you obtain the approval of your line manager before applying. You should try to organize your visit at a time less likely to impact the work of your unit.

Selection process:

Once your application has been checked to see that all your documents are in order, the selection committee will decide whether to award you a grant. 

If your application is successful, you will be provided with more information by the unit funding your stay abroad.

By accepting a grant, you agree to write a short report following your trip as well as answer questions from others thinking of applying.

TU Berlin reserves the right to withdraw any grants awarded on the basis of incomplete or incorrect information.

Please note that staff mobility in 2023 can only be funded in Europe. We kindly ask for your understanding.