Not a coffee-drinker or a French film-watcher? You're still welcome to be a student in France! The relatively low tuition fee, as well as a substantial government investment in quality education and the financial support of ALL students' living costs, render France a popular choice among Hongkongers and Macaneses interested in studying abroad.
Come to our "European Higher Education Fair (EHEF)" the coming weekend (March 9-

The Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao in cooperation with Campus France, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and European Consulates General will hold the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2013 on 9th and 10th March 2013 at the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay.

50 universities from 11 European countries - including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom - will participate. The fair will showcase Europe as one of the most exciting destinations for higher education in the world. 

Europe offers world class education at affordable prices and is an excellent investment for the future. Year after year, European universities rank prominently among the top 100 in the world. And only Europe can offer state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research opportunities together with the chance to walk in the footsteps of so many of the world's most influential thinkers. 

"The European Union (EU) offers top academic standards and excellent science and research possibilities. Moreover, it is a place of unparalleled cultural diversity and heritage," said Vincent Piket, Head of Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao. "In other words, studying in Europe prepares Hong Kong students for their professional career academically, but it also prepares them for life."

"In this globalised world, an international education experience can definitely give one a head-start in career development. Europe is well positioned to serve as a breeding ground for future leaders with a global perspective in various sectors, ranging from business, technology, civil society to the government," Mr Piket said.   

"The education reform in Hong Kong aims at preparing students for a globalised world. With the dedicated efforts made by different stake-holders, the new Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education is now locally and internationally recognised.  The opportunities for higher education offered in Europe, as a cradle of western culture and civilisation will definitely help provide exciting and fulfilling learning experiences and diverse pathways for our students," said Dr Catherine K. K. Chan, Deputy Secretary for Education.

While language barrier is no longer an issue with a growing number of European universities adopting English as a medium of  instruction, the European Union has also made available a generous scholarship programme for students looking to study in Europe.

"Hong Kong students are encouraged to apply for the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme which provides scholarships for young people from around the world to engage in postgraduate studies in Europe," Mr Piket added.

For an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, scholarship amount to approximately €24,000 (HK$255,000) per year. The scholarships for a Masters Course range from €2,400 (HK$25,000) for a two-week stay, to €14,800 (HK$157,000) for a three month working assignment and cover travel and living expenses. Fellowships for doctoral candidates within an EM Joint Doctorate can range up to €129,900 (HK$1.4 million) for a three-year doctoral fellowship, depending on the nature of the programme. Further details can be found here: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_en.php 

Come to our French booths (no.22-27) and meet representatives from Campus France and different French institutions. Don't miss our seminar "Study in France - Let France change your life" (Sat: 5:30pm / Sun: 4:30pm)!