Australian passport holders enjoy simplified travel procedures when travelling to the European Union and also benefit from a wide range of educational opportunities available to them. If you hold an Australian passport, you will not require a visa to enter the EU as long as your stay is no longer than 90 days within any 180 day period. If you are not an Australian passport holder you may need to obtain a "Schengen Visa".

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    Australians can use the EU’s short stay calculator to ascertain how long they can remain in the Schengen area.
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    Australians can use the EU’s short stay calculator to ascertain how long they can remain in the Schengen area.

    Copyright: European Union 2019 

Schengen Visa

Information for Australian travellers

The Schengen Area is one of the greatest achievements of the EU. It is an area without internal borders, an area within which citizens, many non-EU nationals, business people and tourists can freely circulate without being subjected to border checks. Since 1985, it has gradually grown and encompasses today almost all EU States and a few associated non-EU countries. 

The short-stay calculator can be used for calculating the period of allowed stay under the new rules. The Users Guide contains information on the new rules, the use of the calculator and practical examples. 

Consular Protection

For EU citizens in Australia

In case of a crisis, you should try to obtain as much information as possible about the development of the crisis through Australian news broadcasts. You should be aware of any particular instructions or advice issued by your Embassy. In the case of certain EU Member States' Embassies, this may be found on the Embassy's website.  

Study in Europe

Erasmus + Opportunities

The EU and Australia have a vibrant, longstanding relationship in the field of education that is further strengthened by the EU-Australia Framework Agreement.

Study Abroad

Erasmus+ offers study abroad opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for 3-12 months within Erasmus+ Programme countries, as well as to and from Partner countries.

Higher Education Training & Teaching

If you work in higher education, you can spend time teaching or training at an institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country. These opportunities are available to staff working in the education sector, as well as individuals who work in business, public bodies, social partners, research institutes, and NGOs. Learn more.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a prestigious, integrated, international study program that allows you to earn a joint master's degree from two or more higher education institutions in Europe.

Jean Monnet Activities

Jean Monnet Activities aim to promote excellence in teaching and research on EU studies around the world, and foster dialogue between academic and policymakers on EU policies.

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    Erasmus + Student

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    EU Students

Educational Programmes

Model EU

EU simulations (Model EU) are an excellent way for high school and college students to learn about how EU institutions work. Participants are invited to represent one of the EU Member States at a European Council meeting or act as a commissioner representing the European Commission. There are many ways to run Model EU – our toolkits will help you get started.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are the EU’s reference program for doctoral education and postdoctoral training. They contribute to research, jobs, growth, and investment by equipping researchers with knowledge and skills, and foster research cooperation across borders, sectors, and disciplines.