Citizens from Lebanon are required to hold a visa when travelling to the Schengen Area, while Lebanese students are offered the opportunity to study in the EU through the Erasmus+ programme. The border-free Schengen Area includes most EU countries except for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania. It also includes the non-EU states of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. 


Generally, a short-stay visa issued by one of the Schengen States allows its holder to travel throughout the 26 Schengen States for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Visas for visits exceeding that period remain subject to national procedures. 

Applications for Schengen visas shall be submitted to the Embassies.  

For more information on the Schengen visa policy, follow the link Schengen, borders and visas

For a set of frequently asked questions on Schengen visas, please follow the link Schengen FAQs


Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. It provides opportunities for people to study, train and gain life experience abroad. 

Erasmus+ replaces a number of older programmes, including an international exchange programme called Erasmus Mundus. 

See the Erasmus+ web portal’s resources section for information about linguistic support, documents for applicants and the management of proposals.