Useful information on travelling abroad for EU and Moldovan citizens; as well as information on travelling and studying in the EU for citizens of the Republic of Moldova. Enjoy the Visa-Free Regime and take the chance to explore the European Union.

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As of 28 April 2014, Moldovan citizens who are holders of a biometric passport enjoy a visa-free travel system in the EU countries and Schengen countries. The biometric passport should be valid for at least 3 months after your scheduled return

The visa-free system applies to travel to the territories of all EU countries, except for Ireland. Visa-free access to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland is also possible, as non-EU members of Schengen. The visa exemption gives a right of entry and short stay, but this right is subject to basic conditions. Countries have the right to refuse entry into, and short stays in, their territories if one or more of the Schengen entry conditions are not met. For stays not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period, these entry and short-stay conditions are the following:

  • To be in possession of a valid travel document or documents authorising them to cross the border.
  • To be able to justify the purpose and conditions of the intended stay, and to have sufficient means of subsistence, both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return.
  • Not to be a person for whom an alert has been issued in the Schengen Information System for the purposes of refusing entry.
  • Not to be considered a threat to public policy, internal security, public health or the international relations of any of the member countries.

There is no border control between Schengen countries. There are still border controls between the Schengen countries and Cyprus, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania. Citizens of the Republic of Moldova are obliged to always carry their passport with them at all times during their stay, as national laws may prescribe occasional border controls within the Schengen Area.

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Erasmus+ is the EU's programme for supporting education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience and volunteer abroad.

Moldovans are eligible to apply for the opportunities of Erasmus+. These do not concern only students. As Erasmus+ is merging seven prior programmes, there are opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

More information is available on the Erasmus+ in Moldova website.


Beneficiaries: Citizens of countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) – Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

Eligibility: Automatic, on the basis of citizenship.

Conditions: None.

Type of scholarship: Full.

For more information visit the College of Europe website.