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Want to study masters or doctorate in Europe? European universities start exhibit on November 18

by Malou Talosig-Bartolome

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Representatives from over 90 European universities providing higher education programs or degrees will come to the Philippines for a two-day Hybrid European Higher Education Fair on November 18-19 in Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong.

Why get a masteral or doctorate in Europe?

“Obtaining an MA or PhD most especially in the European Union means better job and career opportunities,” European Union Ambassador to Manila Luc Veron said.

What’s expected?

This is the 12th year the EU is organizing the higher education fair, but the first as a hybrid event.

Comprehensive information and practical tips from experts and academicians from the EU will be available online and offline.

This includes information on how to study in Europe, available mobility programs and scholarships, partnership opportunities, and blended and distance learning programs.

Any scholarship grants available?

Opportunities for mobility and research grants include Erasmus+, Horizon Europe, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, and Jean Monnet.

What European countries are open for Filipino students?

Over 90 participating European-based learning centers will come from Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Hungary, The Netherlands, Austria and Poland. The list of participating universities , both online an off-line, may be viewed here.

How to join?

Interested faculty, academicians, researchers and students can now register at http://www.ehefphilippines.com to participate in the fair.

Any links with Philippine universities?

Eleven Philippine universities, including regional hubs, will also partner with the European Higher Education Fair this year. These are:

  • Ateneo de Manila University European Studies Programme
  • De La Salle University
  • Holy Cross of Davao College
  • Mabalacat City Colleges
  • Wesleyan University 
  • Rizal Technological University
  • Trinity University of Asia
  • University of Sto Tomas
  • Visayas State University
  • University of Cordilleras (Luzon)
  • Silliman University (Visayas)

“With the theme ‘Youth for Excellence and Innovation,’ the EU is opening its doors for a sustainable partnership with local universities and higher education institutions,” the EU Delegation added.

This partnership aims to enhance student and faculty mobility, research collaboration, joint scientific activities, curricular enhancement, and policy formulation.

The EU aims at sharing best practices and approaches from its many outstanding universities and higher education institutions (EHEIs) with their Philippine counterparts.

Who are the organizers of the fair?

The EU Delegation to Manila, embassies from EU members, education services and cultural institutes in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education are the organizers of the fair.

Aside from country presentations and EHEI representatives, alumni, and scholars will conduct briefing sessions, structured seminars/ webinars on  higher education and mobility opportunities and program offerings.  A networking event will also take place on 18 November at 7:30PM at Shangri-La Plaza.



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