New Delhi, 12th November 2019:
Following on from the success of the European Higher Education Virtual Fairs in India held in 2015, 2016 and 2018, the Delegation of the European Union to India is organizing the European Higher Education Virtual Fair India 2019 (EHEVF 2019) on 14-15 November 2019 with participation of 37 universities from 18 EU Member States.
An innovative, ‘Virtual’ initiative, EHEVF 2019 is designed to highlight the many benefits of Europe as a high standard higher education destination to potential international students, researchers, and academics across India.
As last year, EHEVF 2019 will allow Indian students, researchers and academics to interact with European universities and EU member state representatives through multiple webinars and personalized Q&A. In total the initiative will comprise 47 webinar sessions involving 37 HEIs from 18 EU Member States and a number of thematic sessions and country presentations will take place over the two-day period.
The scheduled sessions will give students the opportunity to hear in detail about study courses offered by leading universities from Czechia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. Programmes presented will cover a wide range of study options, including those popular with Indian students such as Engineering, Computer Sciences, Business and Management, Marketing, Economics, Dentistry, Media, and Political Science.
Overall, Europe is the second most preferred destination for Indian students wishing to study abroad with approximately over 50,000 students currently studying in Europe. With one-fifth of world’s universities and a quarter of the world’s students, Europe has the widest and most diverse range of high standard education and research. In fact, World University rankings demonstrate that in terms of quality, European universities are among the best the best in the World, with approximately half of the universities in international rankings from the EU.
In 2019, out of the 1800 fully-funded Erasmus Mundus scholarships that the EU awards each year to students from outside Europe, 89 scholarships were awarded to Indian students – the fourth highest total per country worldwide. This shows that Indian students know already their way to Europe and the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, and that Indian students have the skills, capacity, and academic excellence to be selected.
As previously, EHEVF 2019 comprises two components – a dedicated website www.study-europe.net and a series of informative webinars by leading European HEIs organized for students from India: https://www.study-europe.net/
The EHEVF website has over 200 dedicated web pages for all participating universities providing authentic and updated information about the educational courses and degrees available under different streams at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students can search for universities according to subject, tuition fee or country of choice.
To register for EHEVF 2019, which is free of cost, interested parties should visit
With their rich history and heritage European universities, and other higher educational institutions, provide a cultural experience, exposure to a multicultural environment and new languages. On offer are a number of scholarships and financial support options, low tuition fees and living costs compared to other destinations. Universities provide students with diversity and course flexibility with a range of study programmes across various disciplines in undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD/Doctoral and short-term courses. By pursuing academic courses at these universities, Indian students can earn international experience and skills valued by recruiters that can boost their career and job prospects.
Nearly 450 Indian students and staff members have been awarded the prestigious Erasmus+ scholarship and mobility grants funded by the European Union to study in leading universities across Europe this year. Europe is an increasingly attractive destination for Indian students. Thanks also to the grants offered by the EU Member States, more than 50,000 Indians are pursuing education in Europe at any given point of time. Since the opening of the program to India in 2004, the number of Erasmus scholarships and grants awarded to Indian students and staff members has now reached nearly 5900. There are now 123 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes currently open for students to apply – for studies starting in September 2020.
About the European Union (EU)
The EU, which consists of 28 countries, has the world’s largest economy and its third largest population, after China and India. Though richly diverse, the countries that make up the EU (its ‘Member States’) are all committed to the same basic values: peace, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. By creating a frontier-free single market and a single currency (the euro) which has been adopted by 19 Member States, the EU has given a significant boost to trade and employment. It is also at the forefront of global policies on sustainability.