Virtual European Higher Education Fair 2021 offers Filipino Youth the Chance to Go Higher

Together with the EU Member States’ Embassies and education services and Institutes, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines will be hosting the second Virtual European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) on 1-2 October 2021. Registration starts on 10 September at

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for learning and the pursuit of higher education continues.

The European Higher Education Fair 2021

The European Higher Education Fair 2021 puts Filipino students, academicians, researchers, and university officials on track towards going higher and achieving their educational aspirations in European higher education institutions.

The EHEF 2021 promotes the diversity and excellence of higher education in the EU. Useful, practical, and comprehensive information will be available at your fingertips. You will also have access to the different mobility initiatives and distinctive higher education programs.

EHEF 2021 Participants

The event will have 133 participating higher education institutions (HEIs) from 13 EU Member States. EHEF participants now have more opportunities and options to explore their chosen field of studies and where to pursue them in the EU.

The EHEF welcomes Poland, which is participating in the Fair for the first time. Other participating universities come from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Austria, Finland, and Sweden.

Go Higher with EU

With this year’s theme “Go Higher with EU”, the EHEF continues to be the best platform to link Filipino students with EU universities and higher education institutions.

This year’s all online fair will feature webinars on research programs, sponsorships, and mobility opportunities for students. Also lined up are the very popular country presentations and live chats with HEI representatives, alumni, and scholars. More importantly, country presentations and live chats with representatives of higher education institutions, alumni, and scholars will also be available.

Opportunities for mobility and research grants like Erasmus+, Horizon Europe, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, and Jean Monnet are open for students and educators alike.

Local officials and educators will have the opportunity to request for virtual meetings with their EU counterparts. This way, they can discuss potential linkages and cooperation. In addition, a virtual networking event will also take place on 1 October at 7:30 PM.

Embracing the Digital Platform

As EHEF 2021 embraces the digital platform, it has also established partnerships with regional hubs. The hubs include the Wesleyan University (Luzon), Silliman University (Visayas), and Xavier University –Ateneo de Cagayan (Mindanao). Additionally, Xavier University will host clustered presentations for students and other members of the academe.  

University partners for this year are Ateneo de Manila University’s European Studies Programme, University of the Cordilleras, and Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas. Other partners include St Louis University, Rizal Technological University, Trinity University of Asia, Visayas State University, and Jose Rizal Memorial State University. Mindanao State University’s (Marawi) College of Public Affairs is also a university partner.

The Fair is supported by Campus Erasmus and the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Media partners this year are Business World Spark Up, Cebu Daily News, Gadgets Magazine, Inquirer Super, Panay News, Subselfie Online, Philippine Star, Manila Times, Adulting Millennials Podcast, The Philippine Business and News (, Watchmen Daily Journal, GenSan News Online Mag and The Cebuano.

The Virtual EHEF 2021 is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with EU Member States’ Embassies, education services, and Institutes and in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education.

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