Have you ever dreamt of going on a grand adventure in Europe? How about going there not as a tourist, but as a student in pursuit of quality higher education? Now you make those dreams a reality at the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2019!

On 26 October, all roads lead to the Grand Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza for the annual showcase of some of the EU’s top-notch universities and higher education institutions (HEIs).

Through the partnership between the EU Delegation to the Philippines and the Commission on Higher Education, the EHEF has become the premier platform to link HEIs, cultural groups, and other EU academic programmes with Filipino students aspiring to study in the EU.

This year’s fair promises to be more special. Thirty-seven higher education institutions from 12 EU member states (Austria, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden) and the EU Delegation with the Erasmus+ and Marie Curie Scholars  are participating in this year's edition of EHEF.

So if you want to start “EUr Journey to Excellence,” here’s a guide to the EHEF 2019:

1.    Meet with some of EU’s top universities and higher education institutions 

EHEF’s format is to directly connect students with some of the most distinguished EU universities and HEIs.  Get to meet their representatives, inquire about their academic programmes, and just have a fun and engaging talk about your dreams of studying in the EU. 

European HEIs have long been popular destinations for students looking to pursue  Masters' and Ph D programmes because of many reasons.  First of which is EU’s emphasis on using cutting-edge technology in engineering, sciences, design, and information technology.  They also offer specialized courses, world-class research programmes and facilities, and an excellent educational environment conducive to higher learning.  These reasons, among others, definitely make EU the best higher education destination.

2.    Get a glimpse of the EU life

The fair will also provide first-hand access to information about the EU member states as well as about how it is to live and to study in the EU — from school selection, living arrangements, and even famous places to visit during your stay  in Europe.

Enjoy a virtual tour experience what it’s like to study and live in the EU.

3.    Meet and greet Goodwill Ambassadors and Erasmus+ scholars

Get the chance to meet with both EHEF goodwill ambassadors and Erasmus+ and Marie Curie scholars. EHEF goodwill ambassadors are notable personalities who have studied in the EU and are now making their mark in their chosen fields of expertise, be it in business, mass media, or in the academe.  Erasmus+ scholars consider EHEF as their annual reunion event where they get together and invite interested students to join their network.  The Philippines ranks as the sixth highest source of Erasmus+ scholars globally, and just this year, two Filipino Erasmus+ scholars graduated with flying colours having received the summa cum laude distinction.  

4.    You can pre-register online!

You and your friends can now pre-register for the country presentations to reserve your seats. Just go to and fill out the registration form to avoid queuing on the actual date. 

5.    Get social with EHEF!

Get updates before, during, and after the event through EHEF’s social media accounts.  Follow EHEF on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @ehefphilippines

6.    EHEF goes on the road!

Good news for students in the South! For the first time, the EHEF is coming to Lyceum University of the Philippines - Cavite on the 28th of October from 9 a.m. to 3pm. This is in response to clamor for the EHEF to travel  outside Metro Manila.   

Get up to speed and join the excitement for EHEF!  

Start "EUr Journey to Excellence" and "see EU" on 26 October at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza,  Mandaluyong and on 28 October at the Lyceum University of the Philippines-Cavite!