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Refugees Initiative

SIMHE-Oamk

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

COUNTRY

Finland

CITY

Oulu

Address

P.O. Box 222, FI-90101 Oulu; Contact: [email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Oulu University of Applied Sciences offers SIMHE (Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education in Finland) services for recognizing prior learning and competence of highly educated immigrants.

SIMHE-Oamk offers guidance for the immigrants living in the area of Northern Finland. SIMHE-Oamk provides personal guidance related to study opportunities for immigrants interested in higher education studies. The guidance services are available also for all immigrants with higher education background.

The guidance and counselling services of SIMHE-Oamk consist of information sharing on the higher education system in Finland and on the application opportunities and practices.