EU Fair Dares Pinoys to Aim High & Get Higher Education Abroad

EU Fair Dares Pinoys to Aim High & Get Higher Education Abroad

What used to be just a “What if?” scenario for most Filipino students can now be a reality: if you’re looking to go on an adventure of a lifetime, now is the best time to go and study in Europe. And you can start your search for the best European universities at this year’s European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2018.

The biggest international education fair will be held on the 10 th of October at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City, and will be graced by the ambassadors and representatives from the EU Member States’ Embassies and Cultural Institutions led by H.E. Franz Jessen of the EU Delegation, H.E. Michel Goffin of Belgian Embassy, [Czech Ambassador], H.E. Jan Top Christensen from the Royal Danish Embassy, [VIP for other countries and other VIPs], Ms. Lala Fojas EVP and General Manager of Shangri-La Plaza, and Dr. J. Prospero De Vera III, OIC, of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

EU Ambassador Franz Jessen is particularly optimistic about the Filipinos’ high regard for the value of quality education. This year’s theme, “Sustaining Innovation and Excellence,” further promotes EU as an outstanding center of quality in higher education. Ambassador Jessen even noted that EU universities and higher education institutions offer a mix of “old and excellent teaching and cutting–edge, innovative education.” 

Obtaining a postgraduate degree from the European Union offers a lot of benefits. An EU degree is a solid addition to a résumé for those who want to move up on their professional careers.  For academics, EU is also an excellent destination for research opportunities.  On top of those, other invaluable benefits of an educational experience in the EU include learning new languages, immersing in many rich and diverse cultures,
and being part of an international network of students and peers.

Contrary to popular belief, studying in the EU need not cost a fortune; it is even a worthy investment in the long run.  With an array of scholarship options available, international students can pursue postgraduate degrees without any financial worry.  One such option is the Erasmus+ programme, which encourages deserving individuals to take further studies in education, training, youth, and sports in the EU.

EHEF is designed to enable students to get quick yet comprehensive information on higher education and mobility programmes. Learn more about the EU educational system and way of life through lectures and direct interaction with university and HEI representatives, alumni volunteers, and past Erasmus+ scholars.  There will also be country presentations from each member state to showcase all the best reasons why
one should definitely consider pursuing higher education in the European Union.

Admission to the fair is free. Interested parties can pre–register online for the country presentations via  www.ehef–

For more information, visit @EHEFPhilippines on Facebook, Instagram, and on Twitter.


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Thelma Gecolea
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European Union in the Philippines
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