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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

Support to students, academics and professionals with refugee status

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Coimbra

COUNTRY

Portugal

CITY

Coimbra

ADDRESS

International Relations Unit
University of Coimbra
Colégio de S. Jerónimo, 2nd floor
Largo D. Dinis
3000-143 COIMBRA
PORTUGAL

TYPOLOGY

- Financial support for refugee students
- Health services
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The University of Coimbra (UC) created a special channel for students, academics and professionals with refugee status under the Geneva Convention and applicable Portuguese Law.
Special support available for refugee students includes: Tuition fees and other academic costs; Access to UC Welfare Services, including meals at university restaurants, medical assistance and other services; Specific orientation and integration provided by the UC services in coordination with local and national authorities. Also, students enrolled at the University of Coimbra with refugee status are considered international students with special support from the UC. Direct financial help for living costs is currently not contemplated. Also, the costs associated with accommodation at UC residences for refugee students is currently not foreseen.