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FINLAND

SIMHE - Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education
  • www.oph.fi
  • FINLAND

    There are a variety of support measures for immigrants provided by Finnish higher education institutions. Questions related to the higher education of immigrants and asylum seekers are especially dealt with in higher education institutions responsible for Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland SIMHE services, supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

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    https://www.oph.fi/en/higher-education-institution...

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FINLAND

UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ
INTEGRA
  • kielikeskus.jyu.fi
  • FINLAND

    INTEGRA in Finland is coordinated by the Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi) of the University of Jyväskylä. Integra project is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture during 2017-2021. The project develops an educational model that integrates university language and content studies for migrants and refugees who have completed or are qualified for higher education and aim to finish their interrupted degree studies or complement a prior degree in compliance with Finnish qualification requirements. In addition to the educational objectives, the model seeks to promote immigrants’ integration into society as well as the development of multilingual competence and university pedagogy. 

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    https://kielikeskus.jyu.fi/en/development/integra

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FINLAND

UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ
SIMHE
  • www.jyu.fi
  • FINLAND

    Simhe services for migrants and refugees in Finland

    Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland - SIMHE services are targeted to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees residing in Finland and looking for guidance to higher education. SIMHE guidance and counselling is offered through personal and small group discussions by appointment at six higher education institutions. All Simhe services have inclusive networks within Finnish HE and related stakeholders. 

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    https://www.jyu.fi/en/apply/get-to-know-us/guidanc...

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FINLAND

Scholar Rescue Fund programme
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  • FINLAND

    Finland has been active in the Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) programme, which offers scholars threatened or persecuted in their home country the chance to continue their work in a safe environment. The programme is established by the U.S. Institute of International Education (IIE) and Finnish National Agency for Education coordinates and co-funds the programme in Finland.

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    https://www.oph.fi/en/programmes/scholar-rescue-fund

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THE NETHERLANDS

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
INCLUUSION
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  • THE NETHERLANDS

    Incluusion is a program of Utrecht University, which started as a volunteer initiative in the spring of 2016. It was based on the simple idea of offering one extra seat in the classroom for free to refugee students. At the end of the course and upon completion of all the assignments and of the exam, students receive a certificate.

    Back in 2016, the solution was pioneering, ground-breaking and unique in its kind. The reasons were multifold. Firstly the project welcomes not only permit-holders, but also asylum seekers, whose legal status has not yet been determined by the authorities, and whose possibilities to study or to work are therefore strongly inhibited.

    Secondly, there are no fixed limits to the number of participants allowed to the program. Incluusion processes as many application as ‘it can take’. Thirdly, because candidates are screened on the basis of a simple intake and do not go through the official admission procedure. Finally, Incluusion makes use of the already existing infrastructure and program, proving to be very costs effective and sustainable.

    Since the summer of 2016, more than 400 refugee students have attended hundreds of courses through Incluusion offered by five faculties at Utrecht University and by the Utrecht Summer School. Meanwhile, the project has expanded to other universities and its organizational model has been adopted by the University of Humanistic studies, Wageningen University, the Technical University of Eindhoven, Leiden University and the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.

    For more information:

    Incluusion website:     https://www.uu.nl/en/education/incluusion

    Email: incluusion@uu.nl

    Project manager: Elena Valbusa

    Email: e.valbusa@uu.nl

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