By Rebecca Isjwara
EHEF is just around the corner and we are very excited to meet you! We have an amazing exhibitor lineup and will be visiting three cities: Yogyakarta, Jakarta, and Palembang, all within the first week of November. The dates are closing in and it could be nerve wracking to be in a place where you might just find your future university opportunity. Fear not—we have compiled some tips to make sure you can get what you want and need out of EHEF:
1. Look at the participating institutions list
We have over 130 institutions participating across all three education fairs who are all looking forward to meet you and answer your questions. A quick look through their websites would give you all the basic information you would need (university location, admission requirements, tuition fees) so you would be able to get a clearer picture of which booths you would like to visit during the exhibition. Not all universities will be present at all three education fairs, and our list provides details on which institutions would be in which exhibtion.
2. Have a look through ehef.id
Our team here at ehef.id has worked hard in providing you with the most accurate and updated content regarding the universities that would attend EHEF, living in Europe, and some stories from Indonesian alumni who has managed to earn a degree overseas. There is a balanced mix of content, be it factual country data or more fleshed out tips on preparing for your future studies.
3. Draft a list of questions
After looking through the information you have found, you would have an idea of what a university or institution is like, but more often than not, you would not have all the information you need. Questions such as what are the living conditions like in that university, what facilities do they offer, and how you can tie in your interests to match with the opportunities offered by that institutions are great places to start with. You could also inquire about the subjects or courses they offer there, and part-time work possibilities if you are seeking out for those. Thought-out and prepared questions give off a great first impression to the exhibitors who would become more enthusiastic in answering your worries.
4. Know your baseline
There would be a large variety of institutions, and having a baseline would help you be more focused in the exhibition. For example, knowing how much your parents have budgeted for university costs might help you talk to the institutions that are within your budget range, or inquire about scholarship and/or financial aid options to the slightly more expensive ones. Another example is if you do not intend to pick up a new language, you can visit the booths of institutions which offers English (or any other language you are familiar with) as their instruction medium. Having this at the back of your mind would allow you to navigate through the exhibition with a clearer sense of direction.
5. Be open to exploring other institutions
Even though you might have a specific university in mind, EHEF is a rare opportunity in which this many institutions and their direct representatives gather solely to provide prospective students with information about studying in their respective institutions. When coming to visit, make sure you have a look around and feel free to approach booths you have never thought you would consider beforehand. You might just learn something new!
This year’s EHEF would be at:
Yogyakarta - Jogja Expo Center 1 November 2017 | 14:00 - 19:00 WIB
Jakarta - Kartika Expo Center 4 - 5 November 2017 | 11:00 - 18:00 WIB
Palembang - Kampus Pasca Sarjana UNSRI 7 November 2017 | 10:30 - 16:00 WIB