ISFA International Student Fairs Africa - Spring 2015

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Come and participate at the fourth edition of the ISFA International Student Fairs Africa - Spring 2015. The International Education Fair will be held in Kenya and Tanzania, across 4 cities over February and March 2015.

Reasons to Attend

The exhibition will bring together students and international education providers with the focus on recruiting students for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Higher education has recorded strong growth in East Africa in recent years due to increased demand. The use of websites, subscribing to academic journals, use of intranet, social media and other e-learning tools have revolutionised the academic sector in East Africa.

Market Overview

Altogether, there are about 100 universities in East Africa, both public and private, with Kenya hosting the highest number, 40.

With local Kenyan universities not being able to offer enough places for students, more students are looking into opportunities to study overseas as they also wish to improve their career prospects in the labour market after graduation.

According to University World News, 57% of 1,044 Kenyan students polled in the recent survey said that they would prefer to study in a foreign university than a local one. The number of Kenyans issued with student visas has been on the rise in recent years according to government statistics.

An increase in Kenyan schools offering A-Levels and International Baccalaureate naturally increased the number of students willing to study abroad. Those ones who obtained the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) can still apply to foreign universities but most of such students choose to go for Access Courses abroad.

In the past decade Tanzania's public universities have witnessed rapid growth in enrolment. There are nearly 30 public and private universities in Tanzania. Demand for higher education is large with an estimated student population of 15,000.

According to a recent report from the Tanzania Education Sector Analysis, emphasis has been put on higher education, to adequately meet the growing demand from secondary school leavers and produce skills relevant to current and future economic growth. University enrolment has grown at an average annual rate of 30% over 2005-09.

Fair Outline

Main areas are undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses with a visible increase in interest for professional qualifications. Many foreign universities attract Kenyan students for access and foundation courses in marketing, business, management and IT.

The main subject areas are: business and finance, medicine and related sciences, IT, engineering, hotel management, humanities, law, MBA, and distant learning.

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

Dates:

23 Feb 2015

Venue address:

Serena Hotel
Kivukoni
Dar Es Salaam
00603
Tanzania

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Schedule:

Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 23/02/15 10:00 - 16:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
Dismantling:
23/02/15
23/02/15
09:00 -10:00
16:00 - 17:00
Additional activities
Date Time
TBC    

 

Dates:

25 Feb 2015

Venue address:

Mount Meru Hotel
KenDodoma Road
Kanisa Road
Arusha
Tanzania

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Schedule:

Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 25/02/15 10:00 - 16:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
Dismantling:
25/02/15
25/02/15
09:00 - 10:00
18:00
Additional activities
Date Time
To be announced: - -

 

Dates:

27 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015

Venue address:

Laico Regency Hotel
Loita Street
Uhuru Highway
Nairobi
00200
Kenya

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Schedule:

Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1:
Day 2: (With parents event)
27/02/15
28/02/15
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 13:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
Dismantling:
27/02/15
28/02/15
08:00 - 10:00
14:00 - 16:00
Additional activities
Date Time
To be announced: - -

 

Dates:

2 Mar 2015

Venue address:

Braeburn International School
Along Jcc Road, Opposite Zawadi Flats,
Off Mombasa - Malindi Road,
Mombasa
Kenya

Map

Schedule:

Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 02/03/15 10:00 - 16:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
Dismantling:
02/03/15
02/03/15
08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 17:00
Additional activities
Date Time
To be announced: - -

 

This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

Levels
  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Secondary education
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
Subjects
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • Local / National Press
  • Television / Radio

Visiting Agents

Agents are expected to visit the fair, although no formal activities have been planned for participants to meet them.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 600 in Dar Es Salaam
  • 400 in Arusha
  • 1200 in Nairobi
  • 600 in Mombasa

These visitors are expected to look for:

Mombasa
*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Education agencies
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Professional bodies
  • Publishers
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • Data coming soon for Dar Es Salaam
  • Data coming soon for Arusha
  • 15 in Nairobi
  • Data coming soon for Mombasa

Past exhibitor statistics:

Mombasa

ISFA International Student Fairs Africa Dowloadable Catalogue

The downloadable full-colour Catalogue which is available for visitors at the ISFA International Student Fairs Africa in Nairobi and Tanzania is a valuable tool for students in Kenya and Tanzania seeking education abroad. Available in October, to target an active audience of Kenyian and Tanzanian students advertising can be ordered in the following sizes: 1/2 page horizontal and full-page adverts. See advertising options and prices in the "Prices" tab.

  • Country: Kenya and Tanzania
  • Language: English
  • Size: A5
  • Finish: Matt
  • Colours: CMYK
  • Distribution: ISFA International Student Fairs Africa

 

Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

Some non-Kenyan and non-Tanzanian passport holders may need to apply for a visa to enter Kenya and Tanzania. Please note you should arrange your business visa with plenty of time in advance. Tourist visas are also available and can take less time, these can be applied for upon arrival in Tanzania or Kenya. Passport holders should contact their local consulate or embassy for advice. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Languages

Swahili, English

National Currency

Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

Hotels

Please contact us for special corporate rates for fair participants at the following hotels in Kenya and Tanzania:

Arusha

Mount Meru Hotel *****
Moshi Road Sekei Area, Arusha 2673

Nairobi

Nairobi Serena Hotel*****
Nyerere Road & Kenyatta Ave, Po Box 46302

Hilton Hotel Nairobi*****
Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi, 00100

LAICO Hotels and Resorts*****
Loita Street, Uhuru Highway, PO Box 57549-00200

Mombasa

Savora Whitesands Beach Resort*****
Malindi Road, Bamburi, Mombasa 80100
 

Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel*****
Ohio Street, Po Box 791, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Southern Sun Hotel *****
1 Garden Avenue, PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.

 

“It is the best day of the event; everything is perfect, perfect flow of students, perfect number of exhibitors, perfect venue. I think it is the leading international student recruitment event in Nairobi.”

Professor Dr Abdool Rechad Sayfoo
Mauritius Qualifications Authority

Every year you get better and better. ISFA is probably the only fair in East Africa with stable, organised influx of good students. Whole organisation is smooth and professional.

Petr Jiskra
HTMi

Many thanks for having invited YK Business School to participate in the ISFA Event.

It was a great event where I had the chance of presenting our training programs to students who will finish high school shortly.  Quite a good number has expressed a keen interest in the undergraduate studies offered by MANCOSA, and run by YK Business School.  The MBA program has also attracted several visitors. The logistical arrangements organized for this event were awesome.

Moniza Gopaul
YK Business School

The fair is really amazing, turnout was massive. The students were coordinative and articulate in their questioning. All in all, it’s satisfactory and I would love to be here again!

Shikmlah Lawal
Yasar University