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Refugees Initiative

A Map focusing on the 3 partners'countries represented within the partnership identifying the integration activities carried out investigating regulatory measures of integration undertaken directly by universities.

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TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE

University support for refugees students

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Siena

COUNTRY

Italy

CITY

Siena

ADDRESS

55, Banchi di Sotto - 53100

Contact person:
Marina Chilin
[email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The purpose of the initiatives adopted by the University of Siena is to encourage and guarantee the possibility of studying at university level for refugees.

Activities
The initiative adopted by the University of Siena is to waive the tuition fees that a refugee student should pay for enrollment. In this way, the refugee has a greater chance of being able to devote himself to study and improve his personal and social condition. The initiative concerns not only the first year tuition fees for enrollment, but the whole duration of studies in the university. The refugee student has to pay only the national and regional fees (the University cannot cancel those fees, not depending not on local initiatives).

RESULTS AND IMPACT

By the time the initiative was adopted, we have had about fifteen refugees enrolled. Then some of them dropped out and some others slowly are continuing their school careers.