Staff Mobility

Applications for staff mobility 2020/21

All staff mobility applications need to be done through our application portal Mobility Online. The links to the online application form can be found below.

UZH staff can use as login their UZH shortname and the password for the Webpass, which is set in the Identity Manager.

Staff from a European partner universities applying for a staff mobility at UZH will be asked to set their own username and password on Mobility Online.

After filling in the online application form, you can use the following link to complete your application and upload the required documents before and after your mobility: Mobility Online

Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments (STA)

Taking on a teaching assignment at a European partner university helps instructors improve their teaching skills and develop an international network. The Swiss-European Mobility Programme supports staff mobility for teaching appointments with an allowance for travel and living expenses.


Teaching staff can apply for a grant to cover part of their travel and living expenses in connection with a teaching assignment at a European partner institution (Outgoing) or at the University of Zurich (Incoming). The program also covers Ph.D. students, who are employed at UZH. The teaching assignment must include at least 8 hours of instruction and last from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 10 days per semester.

Link to the Online Application Form

Outgoing Staff: Application Form

Incoming Staff: Application Form


Staff Mobility for Training (STT)

The Swiss-European Mobility Programme enables university employees to pursue further training at a European partner university or a European company with the aim of promoting dialogue between Swiss and European institutions. Types of trainings include job-shadowing, short working periods, or attending workshops.


The program awards UZH staff (Outgoing) and employees at European partner universities (Incoming) an allowance for travel and living expenses. This offer also applies to administrative and technical staff. A stay lasts between a minimum of two and a maximum of five days. 

Link to the Online Application Form

Outgoing Staff: Application Form

Incoming Staff: Application Form


Criteria for the allocation of funds

The following criteria are followed when allocating the funds:

  1. First come, first served;
  2. Applications will only be considered after their complete submission on Mobility Online;
  3. Max. 20% of one activity's (STA/STT in/out) budget will be allocated to applications from the same field of study;
  4. Funding of more than one mobility per applicant per academic year will only be granted in exceptional cases;
  5. Mobilities repeated on a yearly basis are no priority and will only be funded if the budget allowes it;
  6. Reciprocal mobilities will be favored.

Individuals with Special Needs

Instructors and staff with special needs can apply for additional subsidies to cover extra costs incurred during their mobility stay due to their disability.  If you would like to make use of this offer, please contact Afra Schacher or the Disability Office. 

Disability Office