INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE
Université Paris 1, Phanthéon Sorbonne
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Direction des Relations internationales, 58 boulevard Arago, 75013 Paris
WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE
- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- Recognition of studies and prior learning for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education
- Newly arrived refugees
DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES
Faced with the urgency of welcoming migrants and the humanitarian crisis which dramatically affects the civilian population in the Middle East, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has decided to mobilize. True to its values of solidarity and humanism, the university has welcome a hundred refugee students by offering them courses adapted to their needs to access diploma courses. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne thus undertakes to enroll and support students in higher education, refugees who have been identified by the Paris Rectorate.
The University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne set up in October 2015 a program to welcome exiled students and created in 2017 a University Diploma specifically designed for exiled students of any nationality. This diploma provides future students with a level of university training and linguistic mastery allowing them to integrate into French society and join the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne to start or resume interrupted studies in their countries of origin. This diploma gives students the fundamental elements to be able to understand and express themselves in French as well as the materials to situate themselves in the cultural and educational environment of the University. In addition to training in French as a foreign language which enables them to acquire a B2 level, the cultural and multidisciplinary component involves the various components of Paris 1.
In continuation of the operation carried out for 2 years, this training provides them with the tools to take part in the life of the City and defend their rights.
The main objective is to allow students to integrate the various university courses from bachelor to master levels.