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EU fair to showcase educational opportunities for Filipinos in Europe

/ 04:12 PM October 08, 2017
Franz Jensen

EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jensen (Photo from the Facebook account of the European Union in the Philippines)

Twenty-four higher education institutions from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom will participate in this year’s European Higher Education Fair (EHEF), the European Union said on Sunday.

“Education has always been and will remain a top priority for Filipinos,” EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jensen said. “Many have found that the higher education institutions in the European Union offer opportunities beyond comparison.”

“With this year’s theme being ‘Sustaining Innovation and Excellence,’ EHEF 2017 aims to showcase both innovation in teaching and learning techniques and curriculum par excellence of participating higher education institutions to a growing number of prospective Filipino students,” he added.


The EU ambassador stressed that education “should not be restricted within the four walls of the classroom,” adding that the EU gives an additional opportunity for students.

“Through EHEF, we want to encourage all Filipino students, teachers, members of the academe to grab this opportunity and experience diversified and excellent post-graduate and doctorate degree programs from top-notch EU universities,” Jessen added.

According to the ambassador, this year also marks the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus+ Program, an EU-funded program that gives support to education, training, youth, and sports in Europe.

Jessen said that this year 37 Filipinos had been granted Erasmus scholarships and were now pursuing their masters and doctorate degrees in Europe.

The fair is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines together with the EU Member States’ Embassies and Cultural Institutions in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

EHEF will be held on Oct. 18 at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong.

During the fair, participants and prospective applicants will have the chance to learn more about the EU educational system and way of life through a series of lectures and talks. They will also have the opportunity to talk with EU alumni volunteers.

Admission to the EHEF is free, but registration is encouraged.


Participants can pre-register online via or walk-in during the event day. For more information visit @EHEFPhilippines on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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