EU invites Filipino students to the first hybrid European Higher Education Fair

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Members of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines and European Union Member State representatives gathered at the press conference of the European Higher Education Fair on Oct. 27, 2022. Photo from the European Union

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Convinced that excellence and knowledge know no boundaries, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines will hold the first hybrid European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) on Nov. 18 and 19, 2022 at the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City and online at

The fair is in coordination with the EU Member States’ Embassies and Cultural Institutes, in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education, and supported by media partners Adobo Magazine, CNN Philippines, INQPOP!, iOrbit News, SEA Wave, The Philippine Business and News, and

In the photo (L-R): Dr. Ana Isabel Sánchez Ruiz, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the EU Delegation to the Philippines; Mr. Johnny Rios, Operations Head of Shangri-La Plaza; Atty. Lloyd Edgar Reyes, Lead for Transnational Education of the Commission on Higher Education; and Ms. Mabel Gutierrez, Education Program Specialist of the Commission on Higher Education. Photo from the European Union. Photo from the European Union

The biggest of its kind in the Philippines, EHEF will allow Filipino students, academicians, researchers, and university officials to connect directly with world-class higher education institutions from across the European Union.

As the EU commemorates in 2022 the European Year of Youth, the fair’s theme “Youth for Excellence and Innovation” highlights the important role of young people in advancing education, science and research to build a better future — greener, more inclusive and digital.

The hybrid fair will feature more than 90 higher education institutions participating on-ground and online from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Finland, and Sweden.

Useful, practical, and comprehensive information about the different mobility initiatives and distinctive higher education programs will be available at your fingertips.

“If you’re looking to pursue higher education that is a cut above the rest, then the EU is the best place for you," said Dr. Ana Isabel Sánchez Ruiz, European Union Chargé d'Affaires a.i. "Beyond countless spots and diverse cultures, the EU is widely recognized as a center of excellence and has established its educational preeminence with superior academic courses, mobility and scholarship opportunities, and cutting-edge technology.”

Dr. Ana Isabel Sánchez Ruiz, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the EU Delegation to the Philippines welcomes guests to the European Higher Education Fair press conference at Shangri-La Plaza Premiere Theatre. Photo from the European Union

EHEF participants now have more opportunities and options to explore their chosen field of studies and where to pursue them in the EU.

The fair will feature on-site country seminars provided by the EU Member States' Embassies and Cultural Institutes who will walk us through the various higher education systems, mobility, visa requirements, culture, lifestyle, and practical information.

Thematic seminars focusing on higher education systems, mobility and research grants like Erasmus+, Horizon Europe, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, and Jean Monnet are open for students and educators alike.

This is EUr chance to be a step above the rest! Register now at Visit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information.