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". Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions to obtain further information.
The EU and Australia have a vibrant, longstanding relationship in the field of education guided by the 1997 Declaration of Intent covering joint mobility projects and study, as well as policy dialogues amongst other activities. This was reinforced with the 2007 Joint Declaration.
Europe Centres encourage greater awareness and knowledge of EU institutions and policies through EU-focussed curriculum development and research, outreach activities and academic links. There are now five Centres in Australia and one in New Zealand.
The Erasmus + programme replaces Erasmus Mundus and is an EU cooperation and mobility programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. It offers a range of opportunities for students, doctoral candidates, staff and institutions from around the world. For Australia, as a Partner Country, there are three opportunities in higher education: International Credit Mobility; Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degrees; and Jean Monnet Activities with EU funding available.
Australian European University Fellowships Foundations Association Incorporated (AEUIFAI) is a grouping of several Australian Universities and has entered into a cooperation agreement with the European University Institute in Florence aimed at running an exchange programme between Australian and European students.