Within the SEMP (Erasmus) Programme teaching staff of the University of Lucerne are able to spend a short teaching period (of at least 2 days and a maximum of 2 months, delivering at least 8 teaching units per week) at one of our partner higher education institutions within the SEMP (Erasmus) Programme.

Applications are dealt with on a rolling basis and are dependant on free capacity and sufficient funds. Please contact the Mobility Office of the University of Lucerne to check whether there are funds still available.

Signing of a Bilateral SEMP Agreement  

In cases where a SEMP agreement with a certain university does not already exist,   teaching staff members (after first seeking approval from their superior) should contact the Head of the International Relations Office of the University of Lucerne in order to sign a bilateral SEMP agreement with the corresponding partner university. For further information on the signing of agreements see Mobility Programmes (International Researchers).

Contact the SEMP Partner University 

As soon as the bilateral SEMP agreement has been signed, or if such an agreement already exists, the teaching staff member has to contact the respective department of the partner university in order to settle the conditions and organisation of the exchange (time period of exchange, duration, type of teaching assignment, possible working space etc.). 

The Mobility Office of the University of Lucerne does not place teaching staff at SEMP partner universities. Teaching staff members, who want to do an exchange, are responsible for the organisation of the exchange. 

Application for an Exchange 

Once the teaching staff member and the host university agree on the organisation of the exchange, the teaching staff member has to file her/his formal application to the Mobility Office at the University of Lucerne. Teaching staff of the University of Lucerne can apply for a grant which (partially) covers travel and accommodation expenses. The paid allowances are based on the regulations of the SEMP-programme. A detailed list of the allowance rates per host country is available from the Mobility Office.

Selection of Applications 

The selection process is done by the Mobility Office in consultation with the department and/or faculty (and Human Resources, if applicable) as well as the Head of the International Relations Office. Applications will be checked individually and prioritised, if necessary. 

Reimbursement of Expenses and Final Report 

Once the exchange is over, in order to receive a reimbursement the teaching staff member has to file her/his travel expenses (with original receipts) to the Mobility Office. Additionally, a report has to be submitted to the Mobility Office.