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Refugees Initiative

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TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE

UCMrefugees - Welcome Plan for Refugees

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE MADRID

COUNTRY

Spain

CITY

Madrid

ADDRESS

Edificio de Estudiantes, Primera Planta. Av. Complutense, s/n. 28040. Madrid

WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE


TYPOLOGY

- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Students

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Introduction
The Sociocultural Diversity Area seeks to promote coexistence, inclusion and mutual understanding among the entire university community. Within the Area, there is the Office for the Welcoming of Refugees where the initiative takes place. We offer an individual and collective participation space for the various social agents of the university community. Likewise, this area works in coordination with entities outside the UCM specialized in migration and refuge, both in awareness campaigns or workshops, and in student referral processes.

This initiative has 2 different aims and objectives:
-The Homologation/legalization of the studies already completed in your country of origin
(partially or totally) to the Spanish academic framework through the corresponding
channels (e.g. Apostille from The Hague), which will give the possibility to continue undergraduate studies at the UCM.
- Homologation of your bachelor's degree or studies carried out in your country that
entitles you to start university studies in Spain. After that you would need to take the
Specific Competency Test of the UNED (or Prueba de Competencias EspecĂ­ficas de la UNED).

Activities
In order to accomplish those aims, The application for admission in this way must be accompanied by an official certificate of the studies approved showing the subjects taken and the syllabus of each of them.
Along with the application to access to Postgraduate Studies, the interested person must present the official certificate of the studies completed, the corresponding academic title and a document that proves that the studies completed in the country of origin allow access to postgraduate education.
For the access to Doctoral Studies, the deadlines and specific requirements of each Faculty are to be taken into account. For this, it is recommended that the applicant contact the person responsible for the doctorate program they wish to access to check requirements and specifications. Once your academic documentation has been homologized/legalized, the pre-registration and registration of the desired studies at the UCM follows.
After this and once your enrollment at the UCM is official , contact the area of socio-cultural diversity of the UCM
Diversity Unit in order to bring the relevant documentation for the Opening of File to the Refugee Program. It is a fundamental prerequisite for this to be in possession of the provisional WHITE CARD or the RED CARD in force as an asylum seeker.