Spain and Italy have a combined population of approximately 110 million people, with their students contributing to a large proportion of the number of European students studying abroad.
Almost 80,000 Spanish and Italian students study abroad at tertiary level annually – a number, which grows each year. The top destinations for these students and their preferred subject areas vary greatly, with the vast majority studying in the UK, USA, Canada and mainland Europe.
FPP has been organizing student fairs in Spain and Italy for almost 10 years, with a gradual increase in both exhibiting educational institutions, and high-quality pre-screened students over this time. Representation from attending exhibitors is widespread, with institutions from several countries returning year-on-year. As the only student recruitment organizer in both Italy and Spain, FPP has developed an unrivalled expertise in the region.
Buy 3 cities in Europe, get a 4th freeRegister
|Location||Date||Early Bird Rate||Standard Rate|
|Rome||October 22||€ 2,100 EUR||€ 2,400 EUR|
|Milan||October 23||€ 2,100 EUR||€ 2,400 EUR|
|Madrid||October 25||€ 2,100 EUR||€ 2,400 EUR|
|Barcelona||October 27||€ 2,100 EUR||€ 2,400 EUR|
Buy 3 cities in Europe, get a 4th free
Early Bird Rate: To June 30, 2018
Standard Rate: From July 1, 2018
EUR 120 per day of fair
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Statistics from October 2016 fairs.
* More than one choice is allowed
|31 - 40||1.5|
|24 - 30||15.5|
|19 - 23||61.4|
|16 - 18||17.8|
|Certificate Diploma Courses||16.2|
|Vocational career Technical Programs||7.7|
|Online Distance Learning||4.2|
The quality of students in Europe is ever improving. In 2014, top UK universities saw a 13% increase in the number of students enrolled from EU member states. Around half a million Europeans study abroad each year, and account for nearly a quarter of all internationally mobile students within Europe. Spain and Italy are home to some of the top student cities in the world, providing a great variety of quality students in both countries.
Spain has a population of 47 million, with around 15% aged between 15-30. Over 28,000 Spanish students are currently studying abroad with the top destinations being: UK, Germany, USA and France, with many other mainland European countries receiving high numbers of Spanish students.
Italy ranks 6th in the world and 2nd in Europe in terms of the number of students it has studying abroad each year. Almost 50,000 Italian students are continuing their tertiary education abroad, in countries such as the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and USA - all receiving more than 5000 students each. Italy has a population of approximately 60 million, and similar to Spain, has about 15% of the population between the age of 15-30.
Madrid is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and the third most-populous metropolis in Europe after Paris and London. The student population is significant with roughly 90,000 students attending the Universidad Complutense de Madrid alone!
Barcelona is home to one of Europe’s largest university ‘communities’, with approximately 200,000 students, 11,000 professors and 6 different universities. With a population of 1.6 million, Barcelona is Spain’s 2nd largest city, and the primary industrial and commercial centre of the country.
Italy’s capital city with a population of almost 3 million, is one of Europe’s oldest and most photogenic cities. 50% of Rome’s GDP is from the service sector, with tourism being the main industry.
Milan is one of the richest cities in Europe, and is considered Italy’s economic and financial capital, and most global city. Many of the country’s most important multinational corporations are based in the city, not to mention - the stock exchange. With a population of 1.3 million, Milan is the 2nd largest city in Italy, but is the biggest industrial city, and is world famous for its designers, artists, photographers and models.
"FPP brings a lot of people from different cities from around the world. People coming here are really interested to go abroad, they have already read about the schools they come and ask specific questions."
"I do FPP fairs so I can speak directly with the students and get an idea of what they are looking for and what the market is. The quality of students is excellent and I think that is very important because you do meet a lot of people at these fairs. But they’re very well screened so we definitely get bookings through it - that’s why I am here."
Southern Lakes English College (New Zealand)
"We’ve been attending FPP events in different countries for more than 3 years now. It is a great opportunity for us to meet quality students. They have a tool (the app) to do the follow-up online which is very helpful so we can keep in touch with the students."
Oxford International Education Group (United Kingdom, Canada, USA)
"The Middle East fairs were really great. The way it was organized, the team, quality of students, and most importantly the app. It was a great experience."
Sarah El Gohary
New York Institute of Technology (USA)
"I've been attending FPP fairs for about eight years, and I'm very happy to say that the quality of the students has definitely improved. I was just in Mexico with FPP, now in Brazil, and I'm doing Spain, Italy and Ireland with FPP. Then next month, we'll be doing the fairs in Colombia and Panama as well."
George Brown College (Canada)
"I would like to thank you for all the support and help you gave me during these 2 days. It has been a great pleasure to get to know you and the team. The fair was well-organized and the quality of leads was great. I actually enjoyed talking to many students and can't wait to join the next year's event."
TIAS School for Business and Society (Netherlands)
"I would like to thank you for the fairs. Everything went so well, and I already have one student enrolled for my February in take."
Carla Casas Palagos
Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (Spain)
"In terms of customer service, you are top notch and above anyone in the industry. You must be very proud on the work you guys did … keep it up."
Aviation Maintenance Institute (USA)
"Around 2004, 2005 we were looking to come into the South American market and my former colleague recommended that we try FPP. We get exposure and good students. I have seen FPP grow to the success that they are nowadays."
TAFE Western Australia (Australia)
"I have to tell you that I’ve been back and forth with some families I met on the Tour who are planning to visit this summer AND I had two gents fly out and spend all last week here on campus. They applied the next day and will start this September. Can’t have much more immediate results than that."
"I am so pleased with the last Tour. Within a month of it ending, I have had one student apply from St Clare’s, another student from Lytham St Anne’s came to visit EHL with her Dad this past week. Another student from Ashville College has applied for our July intake. So a very productive Tour so far"
Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne
"I liked the quality of the students and the schools. The schools were a good match for the University of Redlands. I received a few applications. I am happy with the tour and the organization"
University of Redlands
"We have been participating in FPP’s fairs for about 4 years now, and participate in all their regions (Latin America, Mexico, Middle East, Asia, Europe, India) and we have had a great turn around. Every fair season for us FPP is a must. I love how user friendly their online portal is. We are able to get students (leads) that match our profile, upload the leads that we collected at fairs and even send them email blasts from the portal. I would definitely recommend FPP to any university that wants great and qualified leads."
Full Sail University (USA)
"We’ve had a lot of interest. The level and quality of the students has been amazing and the organisation of the fair and the app has been great. I like that you can write down information about them and rate them, and I can follow up with the students afterwards. It has been very helpful."
The University of Melbourne (Australia)
"I have to tell you that I've been back and forth with some families I met on the road show who are planning to visit this summer AND I had two gents fly out and spend all last week here on campus who I met at the London fair and applied the next day. They loved it here and will start this September. Can't have much more immediate results than that!"
Bishop's University (Canada)
"We've been doing FPP's Student Fairs for three years now. We started doing Brazil with three cities, then five cities, now we're doing six cities. We've been in Vietnam, in India, in UAE with FPP. This is a great platform for student recruitment. FPP is very professional."
University of Johannesburg (South Africa)
"I have been doing FPP fairs for two years. I do them because they are really well-organised fairs, good quality students, communication with the staff before, during and after if fantastic and for me it is an extremely good recruitment tool."
The University of Sydney (Australia)
"I've been working in the education market for more than a decade. It's been a pleasure, as it usually is, for me and the university to be at FPP events. I'm really a faithful customer, after years with the British Council and the University of Bristol ... coming to the events and leaving happy, and coming back to the next event and the next year. So it's been really great."
University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
"This is our third time participating in the FPP fairs, and we're absolutely delighted with the turnout. Each year, we've gone from strength to strength. The expertise that FPP has brought with them to organise a fantastic venue, a wonderful location, and really high quality students has been fantastic. We can see just how much business our education providers are doing here. We're absolutely delighted this year, as we have been with previous years, and we look forward to continuing our work with FPP."
Education New Zealand (New Zealand)
"I am delighted to inform you that both fairs went really well for British Council IELTS. We engaged with more than a 100 potential clients in Madrid and in Barcelona the same. Please count on with us for next year on all your fairs!"
British Council (United Kingdom)
"I wanted to personally thank you for all the support you and your team provided during all of our events. The logistics and presentation level was absolutely marvelous, we had no problem with anything during the time of each fair in each city. We really enjoyed every fair, it has been quite an experience for all of us. We have reported everything to our colleagues and superiors, including the ministries ... it’s safe to say it has not been our last cooperation with FPP."
Centre for International Cooperation (Czech Republic)
"The fairs in every city were excellent, I only heard praise! Organization, quality and number of visitors, coffee break... all very good! Congratulations!"
Silvia Bauer Fernandes
"It's great. There's good energy. The fair was full yesterday, it's full again today. It's very exciting. We're looking forward to the rest of the fairs."
Education in Ireland (Ireland)
"We engaged with more than 200 potential clients in Madrid and Barcelona. Please count on with us for next year on all your fairs!"
British Council (UK)
"FPP is not only the best education fair organizer, but is also an important strategic partner for us. They clearly prioritise customer satisfaction and since we first met them 12 years ago, they have constantly outdone themselves in organizing and managing education fairs.
Since 2014 we have been hiring FPP to organize our own event - AC EXPO - the largest education fair in Brazil for students willing to go to Australian and New Zealand. It has been a real pleasure to work with them and the results have been incontestable. I have no doubt that education providers may accomplish very good ROI after an FPP fair."
Australian Centre (Brazil, Colombia, Australia)
"We have been working with FPP for 8 years. It has been really good working with them, the organisation and quality of students is very good. We recommend FPP and EDUEXPOS."
Hello Study (Brazil & Australia)
"We’ve been doing FPP for the past four and a half years, because of the quality of students. The number of applications that are converting are really good. It is part of our marketing plan every year now."
Australian Option (Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, China)