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European Higher Education Fair 2016 to be held on 11 and 12 June

EU News 198/2016

3 June 2016

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Japan, together with several other entities[1], will organise the 'European Higher Education Fair 2016' on 11-12 June in Kyoto and Tokyo. The fair aims to showcase some of the most interesting higher education programmes Europe has to offer. At the event, housing more than 60 booths, visitors will be able to speak directly with representatives from institutions in over 15 European countries. This year Kyoto City is on board as co-organiser for the first time, with the number of institutions participating in the Kyoto part of the fair reaching the highest ever.

At the fair, which will take place on 11 June at Campus Plaza in Kyoto and 12 June at Meiji University's Surugadai Campus in Tokyo, 36 higher education institutions and 22 embassies/official education promotion agencies will provide the latest information on their study programmes and courses. EU programmes open to students and researchers, such as Erasmus+ and those under the Horizon 2020 framework, will also be promoted. Seminars on the career benefits of studying abroad, scholarship opportunities, and alumni panel discussions will also be organised at both venues.

Europe is the global leader in providing study programmes for international students. The EU's 4,000 higher education institutions currently host 45% of the 4 million students who study outside their home countries each year. They are attracted by world-class curricula, teaching excellence and cultural diversity.

Details of the fair are as follows:

Date/Time:        Saturday, 11 June, 12:00-18:00
Venue:              Campus Plaza Kyoto
Address:           Nishino-Toin-dori Shiokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216

Date/Time:       Sunday, 12 June, 13:30-19:00
Venue:             Meiji University (Academy Common 2F)
Address:          1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8301

Specifics, including the list of participating academic institutions, can be found at the European Higher Education Fair Website:

On 13 June, a networking event will also be organised at the EU Delegation in Tokyo which will provide European and Japanese universities a chance to meet and develop links.


For more information, please contact:
Mari Koseki              Tel: 03-5422-6034 /
Miwako Suetsune  Tel: 03-5422-6035 /

[1] Co-organised with Campus France, the German Academic Exchange Service, Meiji University, Kyoto City, The Consortium of Universities in Kyoto, with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology, the Japan Student Services Association, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Network for International Education, Kyoto Prefecture and Chiyoda-ku