Study in Europe 2023
Fair’s return to Singapore in hybrid format catches attention of 2,000 visitors on-site, 15,000 online and celebrities and influencers
The EU Delegation to Singapore’s flagship #TeamEurope higher education fair Study in Europe 2023 on 30th September ended on a high.
Presented in a hybrid format, 250 universities from 22 European countries showcased their excellent and diverse study options to 2,000 visitors on-site and 15,000 online. Watch the event highlights.
EU Ambassador to Singapore, Iwona Piórko, opened Study in Europe together with fellow Ambassadors at the centrally located open-air venue Capitol Piazza.
In media interviews leading up to this year’s edition, Ambassador Piórko said: ‘Our education fair, among the most popular ones in Singapore and well-established in the region, reaches out to students and their parents, connecting them with universities and education specialists from across Europe. They also get to learn about the EU’s flagship higher education mobility programme, Erasmus+, which is part of the EU Global Gateway initiative that connects people, goods and services around the world in a sustainable way.’
Erasmus+ alumni joined EUD on-site together with representatives from EURAXESS ASEAN and EIT Digital Master School, a successful collaboration between 15 European universities, focused on tech education.
A pre-recorded interview of Erasmus+ alumnus Angela Wong served to educate visitors about the EU’s flagship student mobility programme, while interviews recorded on site and publicised live on EUD's social media featured local influencer Annabelle Francis, polyglot Jun Han (who speaks 6 European languages) and Singapore footballer, Baihakki Khaizan.
Mainstream media coverage included the following:
- Interview with Ambassador Iwona Piórko on CNA 938
- Berita Harian (Singapore’s leading Malay language daily)
- CNA (Channel News Asia)
- Honeycombers (online event platform)
- InDiplomacy (Singapore-based diplomatic magazine)
Organised annually to showcase the EU’s flagship initiatives promoting academic and research cooperation with Singapore, Study in Europe connects undergraduate and graduate students with universities across the EU. Students and their parents have access to resources on application processes, student life, courses in English and bond-free scholarships such as Erasmus+. This year’s run returns to hybrid format, after being conducted exclusively online from the outset of COVID-19 until SIE 2022.
Participating countries in Study in Europe 2023: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden plus Norway.