Over 30 British universities and other tens of universities from the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, or Scandinavian countries are coming to Romania this weekend, in an attempt to lure the Romanian students with their offers within the World Education Fair.
By far, the largest presence at the fair will be the one of the universities from UK. Organizers say that, despite Brexit, UK remains the most popular university destination, while the number of Romanians who left to study in UK increased by 10% last year as against the previous academic year, from 2,540 in 2017-2018 up to 2,800 in 2018-2019.
Nigel Bellingham, the director of British Council Romania, which is the official partner of the World Education Fair in Bucharest this year, says that the main message delivered by the British universities and high schools is that they are opened to further welcome Romanian students.
The British Council director said information about the British universities are available on two websites: Study UK and Universities UK.
Besides UK, another favourite destination for the Romanian students is the Netherlands. The number of Romanians going to study in the Dutch universities increased by 22 per cent in 2018 as against 2017.
Over 70 universities from UK, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Luxembourg, Cyprus and Poland will attend the World Education Fair, which is due this weekend, March 2-3 at Hotel Radisson Blu, from 10 a.m. t0 5 p.m. The entrance is free.
After Bucharest, the fair will he held in Iasi (March 4, International Hotel) and Timisoara (March 6, Timisoara Hotel).