Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM)

An international credit mobility project is a mobility project between Erasmus+ programme countries and Erasmus+ partner countries.

In the context of " international credit mobility ", the Erasmus+ programme offers the possibility for teaching and administrative staff to move to one of the participating countries.


  • STA teaching mission: lasting from 5 days to 2 months, excluding travel, and a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week to or from the participating countries.
  • Period of academics STT: from 5 days to 2 months, excluding travel, for a period of internship or observation in a higher education institution. Eligible activities can be structured courses, targeted language training.
  • Conferences are not eligible.

Workshops on the IRM project are organized every year by USMB's International Relations Department. The aim of these meetings is to raise awareness of the programme and its opportunities.

2018 Convention: 01/06/2018 to 31/07/2020

incoming ATS x x x
outgoing ATS x x
Incoming TWU x x
outgoing TWU x x x

Partner universities by country :


  • Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
  • Universidad Nacional de San Juan

Burkina Faso :

  • International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering


  • Irkutsk State University
  • Novosibirsk State University
  • State educational institution of higher professional education Tomsk State university of control systems and radioelectronics


  • Donetsk National University
  • Kyiv Academic University
  • Sumy State University
  • Taras Shevchenko national university of Kyiv

Viet Nam

  • Truong Dai hoc Khoa hoc Tu nhien - Dai hoc Qoc gia Thanh pho Ho Chi minh
  • Truong Dai Hoc Ton Duc Thang

2019 Convention: 01/08/2019 to 31/07/2022

incoming ATS
outgoing ATS x
Incoming TWU
outgoing TWU x

Partner universities by country :

Burkina Faso :

  • International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering


  • Gaston Berger University of Saint Louis
  • Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar

USMB responded to the first call for applications for the MIC project in 2015. Since then, each application aims to strengthen privileged relations with a limited number of Universities.

Our first partner country was Russia, particularly with the Siberian establishments. A long-term international cooperation, which allows a balanced multidisciplinary collaboration between research and academics.

A lasting presence in Canada, the popular destination for USMB students. This choice is in line with the strategy of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, which recognizes Quebec as a priority area for the development of multidisciplinary relationships.

In Asia, Laos and Japan . At research new partners to strengthen incoming student mobility and outgoing educational mobility to facilitate skills transfer. Laos, our partner for a few years now, and Japan , with its very good academic training, are naturally part of this project to create double degrees.

For USMB, the 2018 TRIMs are extended to 4 new countries:

  • Argentina: a university system of recognized quality. Several components already have close relationships in research or academics with Argentinean academic institutions.
  • Burkina Faso : The city of Chambéry maintains privileged links with this geographical area selected as a priority by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. This country is also part of the USMB's Francophonie network. Long-term scientific projects are already on the calendar for relocated summer schools.
  • Ukraine: one of the most attractive countries for software development, with a strong scientific tradition linked to its renowned physics centres. Several contacts have already been made with various institutions, strengthening them will make it possible to energize the education system, transfer skills and generate bilateral agreements for outgoing and incoming students.
  • Vietnam: A close collaboration in the research already exists, and Vietnamese students are interested in bilingual training, especially in disciplines offered at the USMB. Their participation in mobility could lead to the creation of new double degrees.
Eligible participant Duration Departure
TWU Mobility of academics staff All USMB / partner institution staff, regardless of the type of contract From 5 to 60 days (excluding travel) At any time
STA Teaching mobility / combined mobility

for USMB teachers

Any teacher from USMB / partner institution under contract From 5 to 60 days (excluding travel) and 8h min of teaching/week At any time
STA Teaching mobility / combined mobility

for guest staff

Guest staff = any staff from a French company or from the partner country taking part in a course. From 5 to 60 days (excluding travel) and no minimum teaching hours At any time
  • For an incoming academics activity: period of internship or observation within a higher education institution or any other relevant organisation. Eligible activities may also include structured courses, targeted language training.
  • For an outgoing academics activity (new): traineeship or observation period in a higher education institution in a partner country - other types of organisations are not eligible. Eligible activities may also include structured courses, targeted language training.
  • Combined mobility: possibility to combine a teaching activity and an activity from academics over the same period. The minimum number of teaching hours per week is reduced to 4 hours (new).
  • Conferences are not eligible.

The IRM grant corresponds to a travel package + individual support (5 days minimum + 2 travel days).

Terms of payment of scholarships to USMB staff (STA, STT, STA+STT)

  • Payment of a grant directly to the staff concerned, who will then take charge of their mobility (booking and purchase of travel tickets, hotels, etc.).
  • An advance of 100% of the travel package and 75% of the individual support will be paid before the mobility, the balance of 25% of the individual support will be paid at the end of the mobility upon receipt of the supporting documents (certificate of attendance + Erasmus+ final report).
  • Depending on the certificate of attendance, for shorter actual mobility: downward adjustment of the number of days of stay financed. For longer actual mobilities, there will be no upward financial adjustment.

The funding attached to these mobilities is European flat-rate.

The MIC scholarship corresponds to :

  • A "travel package" subsidy


Only the "outward" journey is taken into account in the distance calculation, but the corresponding rate covers the costs of the return journey.

Travel distances Amount
 Between 100 and 499 km  180€ per participant
Between 500 and 1999 km 275€ per participant
 Between 2000 and 2999 km  360€ per participant
 Between 3000 and 3999 km  530€ per participant
 Between 4000 and 7999 km  820€ per participant
 From 8000 km  1500€ per participant
  • An "Individual Support" grant (5 days minimum + 2 travel days)
 Daily amount
STT or STA outgoing  180 €
 Incoming TWU or ATS  160 €

All mobilities must be validated by the home component. In general, possible co-financing of the components is at the discretion of the components and must be discussed at this level.

Teaching mobility and academics are subject to final reports and also to control or audit by the EC and/or the Erasmus+ France Agency. In this context Mobility Kits Education and academics are mandatory.

The international relations relays of the components (managers and IR correspondents) must send all the completed and signed documents indicated below to the Erasmus + Unit, DRI Marcoz.

  • Teaching mobility (STA out and in) outgoing and incoming : PEDAGOGICAL CONTRACT FOR TEACHING MOBILITY complete and signed by the 3 parties (teacher OR foreign company staff + USMB component + host university OR foreign company).

Staff will then receive a MOBILITY CONTRACT drawn up by DRI and signed by the IR Vice President. This document will specify the number of days of mobility and the amount of the grant allocated. It will have to be completed and signed by the person before his/her departure on mobility.

During and after mobility :

  • CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE STA out STA in –  STT STA+STT  to be signed on the spot (excluding travel days) and sent to Cellule Erasmus +, DRI Marcoz.
  • TEACHING MOBILITY REPORT OR academics will have to be filled out online. Staff will receive an access link directly from the European Commission database.