Go to top of page


Europe has around 4 000 higher education institutions, with over 19 million students and 1.5 million staff. With information on study opportunities for 32 European countries, visit the European Commission’s Study in Europe website for a comprehensive guide to studying and living in Europe.


Tuition fees for Australian students at European institutions vary country by country with some European countries charging the same fees for both EU and non-EU citizens. Visit Study in Europe to compare tuition fees for European universities.


The European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus program aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. Erasmus Mundus is open to universities as well as individual students and academics.

From 2014, Erasmus Mundus will be incorporated into a new program called Erasmus+.

A number of European countries offer scholarship opportunities for Australian students wishing to undertake study or research overseas. The JASON website offers a comprehensive database for post-graduate scholarship opportunities.


Australian students wishing to study in Europe for up to 90 days may need a Schengen visa. For periods of longer than 90 days a residence permit is required. For more information visit Study in Europe.