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Preparing to Study in Europe? Let ehef.id Be Your Guide!

Last updated on 23 Oct 2018

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By Sonia Azalia

Thousands of people visit our website everyday for one essential reason: To find the perfect studying destination in Europe.

But have you truly utilize our features enough?

Below we explain the many ways you can make the most out of the site:

Become Part of the Site

1. Make an account

This is the first step to maximizing your searching experience in this site.

Ehef.id is designed to be an interactive website. Our browsing menu, containing a large database collection spanning around European higher education, may be free to be accessed and explored for everyone, including non-members, but by having an account, you'll be given a profile dashboard with various utilities—a space you own and control in our site. This distinguishes ehef.id from a read-only education database site.

If you haven't signed up, simply click the 'Join for Free' button at the top right corner of our homepage and follow the registration steps.

In brief, your profile dashboard is where you are able to fill out your interests and have programs or universities that meets your criteria suggested to you, connect and interact directly with institutions through a forum, register to upcoming events, save articles in an archive, and many more.

2. Get to know your profile dashboard

The profile dashboard is what every member will be given.

In brief, your profile dashboard is where you're able to fill out your interests and have programs or universities that meets your criteria suggested to you, connect and interact directly with institutions through a forum, register to upcoming events, save articles in an archive, and many more. It is accessed through the person icon on the upper right corner of the site. It is designed with the features below:

  • Discover: The list of countries, universities and programmes you've liked.
  • My Interest: Where you fill out field of studies and study destinations you're interested in.
  • My Profile: Where you enter basic data of yourself and education
  • Inbox: Where you get to chat with institutions you've subscribed to.
  • Calendar: List of education related-events organized by ehef.id and institutions you've subscribed to.

3. Get to know our Browsing Menu

This is where you start your exploration in our large database collection.

See the top part of the site?

Ehef.id has the database of European universities, countries, culture centers and scholarships organised in separate categories, so we can give each out in detailed and coherent information.

  • Discover > Countries, Universities, Culture Centers, Comittees and Partners, Institution Forums
  • Events > Events, Calendar
  • Scholarships > Overview, Erasmus+, LPDP, Scholarships Offered, Useful Links
  • News > Tips and Tricks, News, Articles
  • EHEF > EHEF Indonesia, Exhibitor Criterias, Exhibitor Registration, Exhibitors List

We've given you the overview of our site and your role as a member. Essentially, navigating our database requires you to familiarize yourself with our Browsing Menu. The next points will explain the many ways you, as an ehef.id member, are able to navigate our website.

II. Customize and Narrow your search

Exploring our huge and diverse database can be a confusing start.

You can actually customize your search, both actively and passively. Below we explain in detail what these mean.

1. Use our customized search bar

We've already done our part in organizing our database in various categories, so this is very simple for users like you to do. All you have to do is narrow your search by using our customized search bar.

  • When searching for universities, go to Discover > Universities, and you can browse for universities by its Location, Study Level and Subject.
  • When searching for scholarships, go to Scholarships > Scholarships Offered, and you can click on the flag icon of your chosen country.
  • When searching for articles, go to News > Articles, next to the article title or content search bar you get to filter out your search by the Topic and Country.

2. Search based on personal priorities

What do you prioritize in your current studying destination search?

Generally, searching for the 'right' university to enrol in is never an easy decision. There are many factors to consider and more information you need to dig deeper.

Perhaps you've already decided what country, university or study program you choose to go or take. In this case, you are able to do your search this way:

If you've decided the country...

  • Go to Discover > Countries and explore its student cities, know the estimated tuition fee, and familiarize yourself with the application and visa process.
  • Go to Discover > Universities and search for a university by the location of your chosen country. A list of universities, with its diverse rankings and types will be displayed for you to reconsider.
  • Go to Scholarships > Scholarships offered and then click on the flag icon of your chosen country to view all the scholarships that are available there.
  • Go to News > Articles and filter the article search by choosing the Location (your chosen country). You can do a more specific search by selecting a Topic> Scholarship, Travelling, Testimonial, About Institutions and More.

If you've got a study program in mind...

  • Go to Discover > Universities and search by your chosen subject (field of study).
  • You can also go to News > Articles and type your chosen study field. For example, if you choose to study engineering, type "engineering" in the search bar and related articles will be displayed.

If you've decided the university you want to enrol in...

  • Go to Discover > Universities > Your chosen university page and check out scholarships that are available on the right hand corner of the page.
  • Go to Discover > Institution Forums and search for your university if it has a forum or not. Another way to do this is to go to Discover > Universities, browse the name of your university and see if it has a three-person icon on the right bottom corner of their database image.
  • Go to News > Articles and type the institution name in our search bar to find out more information about it.

3. Fill out all your profile information

This is basically the passive way of searching; By filling out your detailed information, you are allowing ehef.id to bring information to you.

There are two kinds of information users are required to fill: personal profile (My Profile) and interests (My Interests).

In the 'My Profile' section, you get to fill out information such as your education background, professional background, achievement, reference and even tests results (IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE). Many higher education institutions are connected to ehef.id. By filling out all these information, you are making yourself visible to to them, and so might just be their next talented candidate to recruit in their scholarship program.

In the 'My Interests' section is where you fill out information such as fields of studies, subject of interest within study, destinations (countries), target universities, study plans. All these information will help us suggest universities to you that meets your criteria.

4. Accumulate your favorite universities and study programs

Perhaps you haven't specified your study choice yet, but you've already got an idea of what you want and a handful of options to consider from our database collection.

As you explore the Countries and Universities section, like countries and universities that you're interested in by clicking the thumb icon, and studying programs that are considerable or offers the programmes you're looking for by clicking the heart-shaped icon next to the names of their programmes. Every time you like a country, university and/or study program, all will be accumulated in the 'Discover' section of your profile dashboard, formed into a wishlist. You'll find this tool incredibly helpful if you're still looking around for universities you need.

Then it gets better—you get to compare them with one another too. You'll notice that each list have a 'compare programs' or 'compare universities' button below them. The 'wishlist' containing all your liked universities or programmes will be placed in a single table and have its data compared based on the following categories:

Universities: Country, city, status, type, international students, QS Rank, THE Rank, Page visitors

Programmes: University, country, study level, fields of study, duration, full time, part time, tuition fee, TOEFL and IELTS requirements.

III. Reach out

What is an interactive higher education site if you can't have access to reach to your chosen institutions?

1. Join a forum

A database is surely not enough. There's a lot more that students need to know, and of course the best way is to have a platform bridging the student-institution connection.

With forums, you get to connect and interact directly with the admins and even members of the forum. Joining a forum is the most efficient way to receive the latest updates of the institution.

The forum is where users are granted access to read and create topics, join upcoming webinars and receive notifications straight from them.

There are two ways you can check if your chosen university has activated a forum or not by browsing it through Discover > Institutions or open the university database itself from Discover > Universities and see if it has a three-person icon on the right bottom corner of their database image.

IV. Stay up-to-date

There's always a lot going on in the higher education world.

A change of programs, scholarship deadlines, the establishment of new events—Ehef.id is always on the lookout for all these. Hence, it's important for prospective students like you to stay updated as well and know how to do so through our diverse features.

1. Check your notifications and inbox often

This is the simplest way to get new updates, and best of all, you can do it all through the features of your profile dashboard.

The inbox is where you get receive messages from institutions you've subscribed to, whereas your notifications box on the right side of your profile dashboard is where you receive notifications both from ehef.id and the institutions forums you've joined.

2. Check our events

There are two ways you can view our list of events: Through Events > Events, which are enlisted by event names, and Events > Calendar which are enlisted by the date it's held. This gives a variety of browsing choice.

3. Follow up on our articles

Ehef.id posts articles on various topics such as testimonials, travelling, countries, scholarships, institutions, and many more, which are published almost daily.

Our articles are also timely. Its publishing pattern supports the academic world phase. So you can follow up through our articles.

Happy exploring!