Kathmandu: European Union and its member states are organizing the third ‘Study in Europe’ Fair, a one-day all-encompassing European higher education fair, on April 1 at Hotel Himalaya in Kupondole from 10AM to 5PM. Entrance is free for all.
Previous editions of the Fair have been very successful, attracting over 1,200 students, parents and interested parties. The Delegation of the European Union to Nepal and the participating Member States were able to provide accurate information to students and their guardians face-to-face on why Europe is a great destination for international students.
“The EU in Nepal along with its Member States would like to welcome Nepali students to the ‘Study in Europe Fair’, which is an open platform for all to receive accurate information on the opportunities for higher education in Europe,” EU Ambassador to Nepal, Nona Deprez said. “With the number of Nepali students receiving the Erasmus Scholarship growing every year, I hope the fair will encourage more students to compete for the scholarship in the year 2023.”
Europe has more than 4,000 higher education institutions, from top-level research establishments to small, specialized colleges, hosting about one-fifth of the world’s students. Europe is also recognized as the leading higher educational destination for international students, offering both cutting edge education, value for money, and a rich cultural experience.
The European Union is also promoting European education through its most successful scholarship program named ERASMUS+. Nearly 800 Nepali students have benefited from this scholarship to date. In 2022 alone, 64 Nepali students received the Erasmus+ scholarship to attend two-year Master’s programmes in various European Member States.
Ten EU Member States Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Romania will be participating in the fair. Representatives from participating countries will be presenting all of the education programs that they have on offer, along with funding opportunities. Each participating Member State will present a short overview of education in their country during the day. Visitors will also be able to meet and interact with alumni from the Erasmus+ programme and gain first-hand knowledge on what participating in the programme actually entails.
The fair provides a common platform for aspiring students to interact face-to-face with representatives from their preferred European countries and explore the various educational, funding, and career opportunities that are available in the European Union. According to the EU Delegation to Nepal, interested visitors can use the link https://forms.office.com/r/yhWx7Bkvm7 to register for the Fair. Visitors can also visit official Facebook page: facebook.com/studyineuropefair.