University of Minho

ERASMUS+ KA107 International Credit Mobility-UMOVE(ME)



1st Call UMove(ME) 2018 for Non-Teaching Staff


The 1st call for submission of applications for non-teaching staff is open. All relevant information is available on 


All applications must be submitted online until 30th October, using the application form provided on the link:


*Please carefully read the application instructions before starting your application:


Application Guide:


Guidelines for the Application Form:


Mobility Agreement for Training:



Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus+ is the European Union (EU) programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.

Erasmus+ provides opportunities for more than 4 million Europeans to study, train and gain work experience and perform volunteer work abroad, supporting cooperation and the development of partnerships between European institutions and other parts of the world.


UMOVE(ME) - International Credit Mobility

Over the last 30 years, the European Commission has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled more than 3 million European students to benefit from an international experience by performing part of their studies in another higher education institution (HEI) in different European countries. The Erasmus + programme now opens this opportunity to HEIs from other parts of the world. Under the International Credit Mobility (ICM), an HEI in a partner country can send its students on a study mobility to a partner HEI in a Program Country and vice versa.


As part of the institutional application for Key Action 1 of the Erasmus + Programme in 2018, the University of Minho has obtained funding for students, teaching and non-teaching staff mobility within the International Credit Mobility (ICM) from/to 33 partner countries outside Europe.


General Eligibility Criteria

Non-teaching Staff: must have a contractual relationship with UMinho or a partner institution in order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

All applicants must receive formal support from their home institution by issuing a letter of support (this document is mandatory at the application stage). 


Non-Teaching Staff may perform several mobilities, provided that they are properly substantiated and submitted within different calls. Each candidate must submit only 1 application online, indicating a maximum of 3 options. If more than one application is submitted, the last submission will be considered.

After the selection, candidates admitted must meet the eligibility criteria of each host institution.


Types and Duration of the Scholarships/ Grants

Types of mobility available


Non-Teaching Staff

5 days of teaching/training + 2 days travel


Available Scholarships/ Grants*


Non-Teaching Staff

From Macao to UMinho


From UMinho to Macao



*The quotas are to be shared among two partners in Macao (City University of Macau and University of Macau). The principle of best candidates’ selection will be applied as well as a balanced distribution among partners.


Financial Support

UMOVE(ME) project provides the following financial support to the grant holders:

A) Stay Allowance

STAFF mobility


Mobility periods: 5 days + 2 travel days

The per diem amount:

From UMinho to Macao: 180 EUR/day

From Macao to UMinho: 160 EUR/day


B) Contribution for Travel

Travel Distances


From Macao to UMinho

(8000km or more)


*The financial support for 'distance travelled' is the maximum allowed by the Erasmus+ programme and is intended to contribute to round-trip travel between the home and host institutions.

In the case of non-teaching staff, scholarship holders are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket, always respecting the mobility dates established and the minimum stay of 5 working days at the host institution. In the case of teaching and non-teaching staff IN the refund of the value of the trip as well as the payment of the stay allowance is made by bank cheque on the day of arrival.


Period of Mobility

In the case of non-teaching staff, periods of mobility may start at any time after publication of the selection of candidates and whenever all required documents (work plan, visa if necessary, travel and insurance) are properly processed.


More Information

About the Project UMOVE(ME):


Information and Support

International Relations Office, University of Minho

Please contact:


Global Exchange Office, City University of Macau

Contact person: Christy Feng


Tel: +853 85902719