Campaign “Rendons notre université hospitalière”

ULiège supports refugees and asylum-seekers within the framework of an institutional policy aimed at helping displaced persons, promoting freedom of expression, tolerance, solidarity, mutual respect, civility and non-discrimination.

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Refugees and asylum seekers can access to study programmes and certificates, individual courses or as auditing students. The facilities provided concern fees and access to services such as tutoring for faculty integration, and course adaptation assured by volunteer students. Refugees are encouraged to enroll in preparatory actions for tertiary education. ULiège offers those students French courses and the possibility to reach the official B2 level required for admission. Accessing this training conditional on: refugee status (asylum seeker, recognised refugee, subsidiary protection or stateless person) with prior knowledge (A1 minimum) of French, holding secondary diploma or university degree, university training project in Belgium. These language courses are free, and students are compensated for their travel expenses for public transportation. During summer, when courses are suspended, members of personnel and students may, on a volunteer basis, conduct a few hours of individual conversation with refugee students in tandem. Additionally, ULiège is enrolled in an ongoing campaign, “Rendons notre université hospitalière” (https://www.universitehospitaliere.be/) whereby universities adopt a motion for improving the life and studying conditions of migrants. Migrants are meant in a broad sense, including asylum-seekers, refugees, students in the framework of a cooperation programme and undocumented persons.

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inclusion | Inclusion

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Diversity | Inclusion of International Students

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