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Refugees Initiative

WURth-while

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Wageningen University & Research

COUNTRY

Netherlands

CITY

Wageningen

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4, 6708 PB Wageningen
Contact: [email protected]
PB 9101, 6700 HB Wageningen

TYPOLOGY

- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

WURth-while at Wageningen University & Research is a project for refugee students who are currently waiting for a legal status or have received a temporary residence permit. WURth-while offers the opportunity of participating for free in different courses offered by the University.

WURth-while is open to asylum seekers and refugees with an academic background or with experience studying at a university. They can participate in the programme up to five years after having received their residence permit.

Courses are taught in English or Dutch, and all applicants will have to show sufficient proficiency in English or Dutch during the intake interview or take an English or Dutch proficiency test at the University before they can start the course.

After successful completion of the course, the asylum seeker/refugee receives a course certificate. During the course the person not only obtains knowledge about the course subject, but also about the Dutch academic university system, which may be beneficial if later considering to follow a regular BSc or MSc programme.