Study in Europe Fair South Africa

Date: 15 February 2016, 10 am to 7 pm
City: Johannesburg

Location: University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus

Date: 18 February 2016, 10 am to 7 pm
City: Cape Town

Location: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Campus Belville, Cape Town

Exhibitor registration deadline: 06 December 2015

The « Study in Europe » Fair South Africa took place from 15 to 18 February 2016 in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

In Johannesburg, the fair was hosted by the University of Johannesburg and attracted more than 1000 visitors from the different universities of the Gauteng region as well as from international schools.

In Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology hosted the Study in Europe Fair on the Bellville campus. Around 950 visitors from different universities of the Western Cape attended the fair and country presentations that were held in the Auditorium.

59 universities, national agencies or embassies representing 21 European countries informed South African visitors about their higher education system, study and exchange programmes, funding opportunities and about studying and living in Europe.


Since 2011 the Delegation of the European Commission in South Africa has organised Study in Europe Fairs in different cities in South Africa. Following the success of these Fairs, a new Study in Europe Fair was organised in Cape Town and Johannesburg in February 2016 within the scope of the “Study in Europe” project. The Fair has been open to European Higher Education Institutions and national higher education promotion agencies or embassies of the Erasmus+ programme countries. 

Being part of the BRICS countries, South Africa is an education hub in the Southern part of Africa. The higher education system is well-known and has a very good reputation. South African universities are top of African universities in several rankings. 
The Study in Europe Fair targeted prospective students, young professionals, researchers and parents as well as university representatives who are interested in European Higher Education. Study in Europe South Africa is a great opportunity for the South African public to get the information needed in order to plan their studies abroad and to meet European representatives personally – and a great opportunity for European Higher Education Institutions to promote their study programmes and the benefits of these programmes to the highly interested visitors of the fair. 


For more information on exhibition requirements, please send a query:

Additional information

Study in Europe Fair South Africa 

15 – 18 February 2016, Johannesburg and Cape Town 
Participation fees: 800 EUR (excl. VAT) 
The fee includes:
  • A standard booth (tbc) for one day in each city;
  • Basic furniture and facilities;
  • One entry in the fair leaflet;
  • Free participation of the institution’s representatives in the seminar in Cape Town.

In order to be eligible to exhibit at any of the Events, the institutions must:

  • be a higher education institution recognised by the competent national authority, an official consortium of recognised higher education institutions or a national governmental agency in charge of higher education promotion (governmental agencies may be represented by their embassy in the country where the event is taking place);
  • have their headquarter in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey and United Kingdom);
  • deliver higher education degrees recognized by the competent national authority (if the institution is a higher education institution or an official consortium of higher education institutions).
Registration must be done online.

Monday, 15 February, 10 am to 7 pm:
Study in Europe Fair in Johannesburg,
University of Johannesburg, 


Tuesday, 16 February:     
Transfer to Cape Town and time for own appointments (to be arranged by exhibitors) 
Wednesday, 17 February, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm:    
Seminar on HE cooperation between South Africa and Europe and Networking Reception
Radisson blu Hotel, Cape Town 
Thursday, 18 February, 10 am to 7 pm:       
Study in Europe Fair in Cape Town,
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus

A seminar on cooperation between South African and European Higher Education Institutions has been organised in Cape Town on Wednesday, 17th February. Exhibitors were invited to attend the conference and to meet their South African colleagues. The seminar closed with a networking reception in the evening. 

Information for European and South African Higher Education representatives is availbale here.

South African universities are internationally well-known and have a very good reputation. In rankings the South African universities are top of African universities. It is a research and higher education hub in the southern part of Africa. 

A comprehensive overview of the South African Higher Education System is published in the Study “Internationalisation of Higher Education” published by the European Parliament.
Erasmus Mundus South Africa: The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of South Africa recently published the “Erasmus Mundus South Africa Tracer and Impact Study” with interesting facts about Erasmus Mundus activities in South Africa. The study can be found here.