First Study in Europe Fair Ukraine held in Kyiv
March 9, 2019.
On March 2, 2019, the first ever Study in Europe Fair Ukraine was held at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv with the support of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. More than 50 universities and National Promotion Agencies from 22 Erasmus+ countries presented their study programmes and funding opportunities. More than 1,000 Ukrainian students and their parents received first-hand information and discuss study plans on the spot.
"The interest of Ukrainian students in receiving a European university education is very high, as is the interest of European universities to connect with Ukrainian partner institutions. So the Study in Europe Fair Ukraine was first of all a unique opportunity for students to receive individual consultation on what really meets their needs. Moreover, the exhibiting universities had the chance to meet potential Ukrainian partners at a Network Event designed specifically to foster academic cooperation," Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, commented.
One of the most popular Erasmus+ educational opportunities is the Academic Mobility Action, through which students have the opportunity to spend a period of study at a partner university and receive academic credit for it at home. Participants received detailed information about individual grants for short-term exchange programmes (International Credit Mobility) for students and staff as well as full master courses (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees) for 4th year students and graduates with bachelor's degrees of any age.
Ukrainian universities actively participate in the Erasmus+ programme: during 2014-2018, about 180 Ukrainian institutions have partnerships with European higher education institutions. Within International Credit Mobility, more than 7,000 students and staff from Ukraine received funds to visit EU universities; and almost 3,000 European students and staff were selected to visit Ukraine for short-term learning mobility activities. The amount of grants totalled EUR 33.8 million. As a result of the strong interest in the past, Ukrainian organisations received an additional EUR 2.5 million for student mobility in 2019-2020.
Beyond short term mobilities, Europe also offers a vast choice of study and research programmes for students seeking master's degree. Many of them are taught in English. European university degrees are internationally recognised and thus enhance the career prospects of the graduates. Under Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree, 205 Ukrainian students were individually granted for 191 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programmes in European universities, and 14 Ukrainians benefited from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programmes during 2014-2018.
“My master’s degree at the University of Leipzig in Germany was an excellent basis for my current position working with international projects at the Centre of German Law at Kyiv National University. In many ways, studying in Europe was a unique experience in a variety of ways: through the international atmosphere on campus as well as traveling to neighbouring countries, I got to experience and appreciate the diversity of cultures – something that I also very much like about my current work in international academic relations,” says Yana Liashko, project manager at the Centre of German Law at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Background information: The “Study in Europe” project is contracted by the European Commission's Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture for three years (2018-2020). It is implemented by a consortium composed of Campus France (lead organisation), DAAD, Nuffic, British Council, Archimedes Foundation and ACA. The objectives of the project are to present Europe’s quality and diversity as a study destination by providing information on study and research opportunities in Erasmus+ Programme Countries.
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