TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE
Support to refugee students
INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
Campus de Santa Apolónia - 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
- Housing for refugee students
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students
- Newly arrived refugees
DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) hosts Syrian students within the context of the Global Platform for Syrian Students. The IPB guarantees the following support: accommodation at the IPB International Student Residence; meals (lunch and dinner) at the IPB canteen; Portuguese language courses (IPB offers all semesters Portuguese language courses to international students).
The reception of these students required an adequate accreditation process, accepting the academic documents available and sent by the Platform.
If necessary, IPB provides a tutor (student and / or teacher) who monitors the student's integration into the academic community and civil society.
RESULTS AND IMPACT
The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança has received five syrian students within the context of its partnership with the Global Platform for Syrian Students. All five students have already graduated. One of the students entered and completed a cycle of master's studies and is currently a PhD student, carrying out experimental work at IPB, with a FCT scholarship. Another student is currently pursuing a master's degree and is still supported by the IPB.