High-ranking EU universities want more Filipino students

High-ranking EU universities want more Filipino students
The flags of Germany, France and the European Union are seen in front of the the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Pic: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke.

Leading universities in Europe will soon open more admissions for Filipinos who want to pursue post-graduate degrees overseas.

Next week, this year’s European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) will feature 24 schools from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, Philippine Star reported.

The event to be held at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City on Oct 18.

“Education has always been and will remain a top priority for Filipinos. Many have found that the higher education institutions in the European Union offer opportunities beyond comparison,” European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen was quoted as saying.

Themed “Sustaining Innovation and Excellence,” the 2017 EHEF aims to showcase both “innovation in teaching and learning techniques and curriculum par excellence of the participating higher education institutions,” the report said.

“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 said.

On the event’s website, Jessen said the EHEF has been designed to enable prospective to get quick yet comprehensive information about what the European Union has to offer when it comes to higher education and mobility programmes.

“At the Fair, we shall give you the most essential guidelines to help make your dream of studying in any of the higher education institutions in the EU come true.”

He noted that this year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme, an EU-funded programme which gives support to education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

This year, a total of 37 Filipinos have gone to the EU to undertake their Masters and PhD programmes on Erasmus scholarships, he said.

“During the European Higher Education Fair, you will have the opportunity to meet with some of the Filipino Erasmus alumni as well as graduates from other EU universities who will share with you their experiences of having studied in Europe.”

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