|The annual “Study In Europe” Fair 2022 in Hà Nội on Sunday attracted a lot of participants. Photo courtesy of the Delegation of the European Union to Việt Nam
HÀ NỘI — The annual “Study In Europe” Fair 2022 organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Việt Nam in collaboration with the Embassies of EU Member States took place at the Daewoo Hotel (Hà Nội) on October 2.
The fair will also be held at Vinpearl Landmark 81 Hotel (HCM City) on October 9, with a number of significant activities.
This year’s event will be hosted in the in-person format in both cities after the last online edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the participation of 15 EU Member States including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. At each country booth, visitors will receive information and consultation directly from representatives of the EU Member States Embassies.
Also at the fair, the Delegation of the EU to Việt Nam will present information about the EU-funded Erasmus+ programme, which offers programmes in education, training, youth and sports; while the Erasmus Mundus programme offers fully-funded scholarships for Masters and Doctoral levels. From 2014 to 2020, 197 Vietnamese students were awarded Erasmus Mundus Master's scholarships, the third-highest number in Southeast Asia during this time period. For this year’s intake of Erasmus Mundus, 40 Vietnamese students will participate in 26 graduate education programmes in 15 European countries.
At the "Study in Europe" Fair 2022, participants will have the opportunity to attend a session where a line-up of alumni speakers share practical information about preparations as well as experience while living abroad for studying.
Speaking at the event, EU Ambassador Giorgio Aliberti said: “A more global world presents new opportunities and brings also tremendous challenges: climate change, security, and keeping pace with new technology to name only a few. Making the best of those challenges requires skilled managers, scientists and experts in a variety of fields. We will need more and more new forms of cooperation, mutual understanding, bright ideas and openness to live in a rich and multicultural world. This is what studying abroad can foster, and this is also what a European study experience can offer. Studying in Europe will not only bring you back to Việt Nam with what you learned in the lecture theatres and libraries of Europe. Studying in Europe is a unique experience: an academic, cultural, social and personal experience. What you will bring back home to Việt Nam is Your Europe and things about history, society, and innovation that will truly open your mind.”
The fair was held in Việt Nam for the first time in 2014. Since then, the initiative has become one of the major education activities of the EU Delegation to Việt Nam, garnering significant reception from students, parents, the general public, the press, amongst other groups. — VNS