Press Release – Education Fair HCMC 2017

 

Press Release

Contact: Justin M. Kim of EU Semester®

(+84)93 813 7867

justin.kim@eusemester.org


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hungarian Embassy of Vietnam and POINCO Education Service® Holds an Education Fair in Ho Chi Minh City to Promote its Higher Education Programs in English/German Languages.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 16, 2017 – With the governmental supports from Hungarian Embassy and Consulate General of Vietnam, POINCO Education Service®, a global student recruiting agency with its brands of EU Meducation® and EU Semester® with its headquarter located in Seoul, Korea, recently has initiated its new project to promote a series of bachelor’s and upper degree of majors at Hungarian universities with the instructional languages in English and German. As a member state of European Union, Hungary has played an important role in outsourcing its manpower as well as its educational heritage including medical/dental/pharmaceutical education, performing art and music education, visual art education, natural sciences, philosophical sciences, and biomedical science as one of the newest field of education toward the professional/vocational markets in and around Europe. With these intellectual assets, this country has received more than four thousand international students for its universities, including four medical universities, with English and German instruction languages and been credited with a trustworthy source of higher education by the other partner member states of EU, not to mention those non-EU countries such as Norway, Switzerland, Iran, China, Japan, Korea, and the U.S.

Especially as an exclusive education fair to promote its English/German programs, the University of Pécs, Hungary will dispatch a visiting group of representatives from its various departments, including Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering and IT, Natural Sciences, and Humanities departments, in which international students may choose their preferred instruction language from English, German, and Hungarian, based on their linguistic abilities as well as future career preparatory means. According to the Bologna Process, which ensure comparability in the standards and quality of higher-education qualifications, and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credit provision of the university, the international students with EU and non-EU nationalities find it much easier and more practical to develop their individual post-graduate programs as well as career paths abroad such as in the U.S. and in Canada, not to mention within European Union member states and its neighboring countries.

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Amongst altogether eleven majors, two of the most prominent and competent programs are the study of Medicine/Dentistry and the study of Pharmacy, which are the two most renowned degree programs instructed in English/German languages due to its pristine but strict instruction policies with student assessment methods of both written and oral tests in those languages. During their sixth year (for medical students) and fifth year (for Dentistry and Pharmacy students), all the students receive job offers from various hospitals/clinics and international pharmaceutical companies, the most of which are from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the U.S. and other countries around the world, through a series of job fairs held at all universities in Hungary. Therefore, it highly depends on the GPA of individual graduating students, or soon-to-be medical professionals and researchers, with a few other additional factors of having quality letters of recommendation as well as the linguistic abilities of applicants, in order to find an ideal job and develop one’s most favorable career path, in the fields of medicine and public health.

For the Asian students that find it difficult to learn new languages but are interested in studying and living abroad, it is highly recommended to choose “study of Pharmacy” since it requires relatively more moderate level of “foreign language skills” than medicine/dentistry does at the time of applying for a job and has much lower tuition fee than the other two studies, together with 1 year shorter length of study. Still, it is quintessential for all international students, regardless of their majors, to prepare English language skills at a minimally required level of iBT TOEFL (with the score of 100 or higher) or IELTS (with the score of 7 or higher), by the time of entering into their very first semester at the university. This not only secures the pace and efficiency of reading textbooks and other supplementary materials written in English language but also lubricates the daily communication with instructors and professors, not to mention their peer students from (nearly) native English speaking regions, which will naturally enable them to better qualify for different job opportunities as well as international medial/dentistry/pharmacy student seminars and conferences yearly held in various parts of the world.

Apart from the aforementioned academic and vocational advantages from studying at Hungarian universities, the overall cost of studying and living in Hungary plays an absolutely beneficial role due to its tremendously lower rate of tuition fees as well as an average living cost level, especially compared to those of the U.S. and Canada, not to mention Norway, Switzerland, the U.K. and other member states of European Union. In other words, compared to the average tuition fee of more than $12,000 USD per semester for “regular state universities of the U.S.” and a room rent with other living expenses together of more than $1,200 USD per months, the Hungarian universities charge only $3,000 USD (*approximately $8,000 USD per semester for medical/dentistry) with the monthly living cost of around $1,000 USD. Furthermore, considering that medical students in the U.S. need to study altogether eight or more years to obtain both bachelor’s degree and M.D. degree, the entire cost required to study medicine/dentistry in Hungary will be around only 20% or less than that in the U.S., and this is also the inevitable case for Pharmacy students who need only five years to finish their degree program. In the meantime, Hungary provides its residents with the pristine natural beauty of scenic lakes, mountains, and historic architectural heritages dating back to the Ancient Roman Empire as well as its relatively more secured living and studying environment for the international students than other famous touristic attractions within Europe and the U.S. Furthermore, the never-ending, year-round cultural festivals held in smaller cities and towns will give more pleasant and friendly ambient especially to the students from Far East, which has pretty much similar cultural aspects found also in Hungary.

With a couple of presentations delivered in English, in Korean, and in Vietnamese languages, the event will be held on April 19th and 20th in Ho Chi Minh City, and the majority of attendees will be the students and parents as well as the representatives of the international schools in Vietnam. Also, a few diplomatic representatives from Hungarian Embassy/Consulate General of Vietnam and Korean Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are expected as well, considering the most probably beneficiary groups of this education fair are both Korean and Vietnamese students. In addition, the information regarding “Stipendium Hungaricum,” the scholarship opportunities from Hungarian governmental organization, will be explained with details of eligible programs and application process, and its exact and separate venues for 19th and 20th will be announced only by March 20th.

To reserve free admission tickets (limited as 150 tickets and up to 4 people may apply together with one application form) is only available via email until April 9 at hcmc@eumeducation.org in English, in Korean, and in Vietnamese languages.

 

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For more information, contact Justin Kim of EU Semester® at 093 813 7867 or email Mr. Kim at justin.kim@eusemester.org in English and in Korean languages for a detailed program leaflet of the education fair scheduled in April. For more details regarding the tailored counseling about Scholarship Opportunities for Vietnamese Students, contact John Trang of EU Meducation® at 090 371 6089 or email at john.t@eumeducation.org in Vietnamese and in English languages.

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a sociomedical activist with own career of medical studies and education service