Broadening horizons

Teaching abroad

Internationalization 2025 is the University of Bonn’s strategy for systematically driving forward the internationalization of teaching and learning at the institution. Among other objectives, the policies for the internationalization of teaching are thus expressly designed to promote international teacher mobility (promoting teaching exchanges) and avenues for acquiring basic professorial qualification in international study contexts.

In parallel to physical mobility for teaching stays abroad, the digitalization of teaching creates many opportunities as well which are to be capitalized on in targeted fashion through the establishment of joint digital course offerings and joint degree programs with international partner universities, and similar ventures.

Teaching grant opportunities

Guest lectureships abroad create opportunities to share ideas on teaching content and methods across the spectrum, and to intensify existing relationships with partner universities. The Erasmus+ program is designed with the primary goals of strengthening European cooperation in teaching, enhancing internationalism in general among the participating universities, augmenting their existing course offerings and promoting the launch of joint modules and degree programs.

Teaching abroad is an opportunity for early-career researchers to enhance their field-specific and didactical qualifications while networking internationally.

Financial support is available under the grant program for:

  • Stays of 1–2 weeks’ duration (minimum 2 days) with 8 teaching hours/week at Erasmus+ partner universities in Europe and around the world, within the framework of individual departmental projects.
  • Additional support is available for lecturers with disabilities.

The following are eligible for grants:

  • Professors
  • Contract lecturers (adjunct faculty)
  • Research associates and doctoral students with teaching responsibilities

The procedure

The Erasmus coordinators for the individual departments provide a report to the International Office on one or two dates during the year on the planned teaching stays upcoming.

In addition to physical teaching mobility there is also the possibility of doing a hybrid Erasmus lectureship—a virtual course unit combined with a minimum two-day local stay at the partner university.

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As part of its mission of cultivating academic relations with other countries, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) arranges and provides financial support for long-term and short-term lectureships at state-recognized international universities, drawing on funding from the Federal Foreign Office.

Long-term lectureships

  • Worldwide
  • Per application by the foreign university
  • 1 to 5-year term

Short-term lectureships

  • Worldwide
  • Minimum 4 weeks, maximum 6 months
  • For master’s level teaching and above

Additional information is available on the DAAD website.

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The DAAD places some 400 lecturers at universities in over 100 countries as part of this program, primarily in German as a foreign language, German philology and related fields. Specialized placements are available in other fields as well in certain countries, including law, economics and history. Around 100 calls for applications for these—which are of great interest to early-career researchers—are posted annually out of the total 400 DAAD lecture placements.

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Avatar Konermann-Krüger

Bärbel Konermann-Krüger

Erasmus+ Mobility


Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

Avatar Rübbert

Stefanie Rübbert

Funding programs


Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

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