The European Union of 27 countries stretches over the continent of Europe from Lapland in the north to the Mediterranean Sea, and from the west coast of Ireland to the shores of Cyprus: a rich tapestry of landscapes from rocky coastlines to sandy beaches, from fertile pastureland to arid plains, from lakes and forests to arctic tundra.
Travel to Europe
Passport and visa requirements
If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport:
- valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting,
- which was issued within the previous 10 years,
and possibly a visa. You should apply for a visa from the consulate or embassy of the country you are visiting. If your visa is from a Schengen area country, it automatically allows you to travel to the other Schengen countries as well. If you have a valid residence permit from one of those Schengen countries, it is equivalent to a visa. You may need a national visa to visit non-Schengen countries. More information.
Under EU rules, you have the right to travel together with your core family members (non-EU spouse, children, dependent parents or dependent grandparents) to an EU country other than the one you are a national of. More information.
Study in Europe
Education has enormous potential to improve individual prospects and personal development and therefore impact life satisfaction.
Since 2004, Turkey has participated in European Community programmes, an integrated set of actions designed to promote cooperation between the EU member states and candidate countries in various specific fields related to EU policies.
Turkey has been participating in the Erasmus+ programmes. Erasmus+ is mainly implemented by the Turkish National Agency.
Since 2004, almost more than 670.000 participants benefitted from Erasmus+ and its predecessors.
The Turkish National Agency receives approximately 10 000 project applications per year and allocates 110 Million EUR for more than 2000 projects.
The total budget allocated to Turkey as part of the programme has exceeded 1.3 Billion EUR to more than 34 000 projects.
Today, 60 000 of EU citizens, 20 000 of which is higher education students are benefiting from Erasmus+ Programme per year.
Furthermore, more than 6,000 higher education students come to Turkey per year.
These figures have made Turkey one of the top countries benefitting from this programme.