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Refugees Initiative

Guidance and Counselling Services and Recognition of Competences for Immigrants – SIMHE in Savonia UAS

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

COUNTRY

Finland

CITY

Kuopio

Address

Savonia University of Applied Sciences
P.O. Box 6 FI-70201 Kuopio
Contact: [email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Savonia offers guidance for highly educated immigrants, providing assistance regarding the recognition of competences and in finding suitable educational and career paths.

This service is available to those who are eligible to apply for higher education, have completed studies in higher education, or have completed a degree in higher education. It is open to immigrants, refugees or asylum seekers who are staying in North Savo area.

The following services are offered:

- Personal and group guidance (in English, Estonian, Russian, German)
- Preparatory Courses for Immigrants
- Finnish courses
- Infos in North Savo area