Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) funds short term student mobility and staff mobility between EU and Non-EU countries. Bilateral agreements are signed centrally with the universities which get funded by the 3-year Erasmus+ICM project.


UT Erasmus+ ICM committee selects the partners based on cooperation requests from UT institutes. Selected partners are included in the general ICM Project application.

Partnership selection criteria:
a) developing sustainable cooperation with long-standing, reputable partners, including the University of Tartu’s existing institutional partners/bilateral partners;

b) diversity and broad inclusion, enabling staff from as many units as possible to participate in the mobility project, including those staff members who have not received funding in previous calls for proposals;

c) the content and quality of the cooperation description submitted during the application phase of the mobility project;

d) effective use of mobility grants requested in earlier project periods;

e) balance of mobility between partner institutions.

  • Student mobility: 2-5 months
    Student OUT allowed only for PhD and only for few countries for BA/MA: List of Countries SMS OUT for BA/MA

  • Student mobility for traineeships: 2-3 months 
    Student OUT allowed only for PhD and only for few countries for BA/MA: List of Countries SMS OUT for BA/MA

    From 2022 outgoing mobility only for PhD (except Western Balkans, where all levels are allowed)
  • PhD student mobility: 5-30 days or 2-12 months
  • Staff Mobility for Teaching: teaching period 7 days (incl. travel days) - minimum of 8 hours of teaching required. Private sector included
  • Staff Mobility for Training: training period 7 days (incl. travel days) – training events (excluding conferences), job shadowing.

Funding consists of 2 parts:

 1. Travel support is calculated with the travel distance calculator

Travel distance


Between  10 - 99 km:    20 EUR per participant

Between 100 - 499 km:

  180 EUR per participant

Between 500 - 1999 km:

  275 EUR per participant

Between 2000 - 2999 km:

  360 EUR per participant

Between 3000 - 3999 km:

  530 EUR per participant

Between 4000 - 7999 km:

  820 EUR per participant

8000 km and longer:

1500 EUR per participant

2. Subsistence support:

Incoming students to UT 800 EUR per month;
Outgoing students from UT 700 EUR per month.

PhD short term mobility - 70 eur per day (up to the 14th day)
                                        50 eur (from 15th to 30th day)

Incoming staff to UT 140 EUR per day. 
20% of income tax will be deducted according to Estonian tax law;

Outgoing staff from UT 180 EUR per day.


3. Inclusion support for the participants  with fewer opportunities (e.g. personal, physical, mental or health related condition) 

All payments will be made by the University of Tartu.

Please note that the home university is responsible for the nomination of students and staff members!

Spring semester Nominations October 15; Applications November 1 (all applicants)
Autumn semester Nominations March 31; Applications April 15 (all applicants)

Nomination information has to include: student's name, field of study, study level (1st, 2nd or 3rd) and e-mail.
The partner university should send the nominations to the student coordinator:

Student mobility:


The partner university should send the staff exchange nominations to:
+372 737 6164

The nominations should reach the coordinator in UT at least 4 weeks before requested mobility datesFor teaching mobilities the host institute would have to be consulted and contacted well in advance. The mobility agreement for teaching or mobility agreement for staff exchange has to be agreed upon and signed before the start date of the mobility.

Participants will have to make their own travel arrangements. The reimbursement for travel is calculated according to the travel support amount provided by EC (see above) and made upon arrival to UT. The payment will be made in UT upon arrival in cash.

International Staff Week 2023

Erasmus+ International Staff Week, May 2023




Venue Main Building, Ülikooli St 18, r. 305 

Collecting the documents for reimbursement
Ms Anneli Miljan, Staff Mobility Coordinator                                                


Getting acquainted
Main Building, Ülikooli St 18, council room

Presentations by participants (5 min. each)


Guided tour of the University Main Building
Ülikooli St 18 lobby

18.00 Welcome Dinner



Lifelong learning and E-learning at the University of Tartu 

13.00-14.00 Lunch

Visit to the Delta Centre, Narva St 18




International Cooperation and Erasmus+ opportunities for international cooperation

Overview of international projects at UT

Erasmus+, Nordplus, Creative Europe, development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  Walk to the Estonian National Museum (ERM), Muuseumi tee 2

Lunch in ERM Restaurant, Muuseumi tee 2

15.00–17.00 Guided tour of the ERMMuuseumi tee 2




Welcoming services for international students

11.00-12.30 International marketing and recruitment
Main Building, Ülikooli St 18, council room
12.30-13.30 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Visit to Raatuse dormitory, Raatuse St 22


  Meetings by request  
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