Welcome-Guidelines for Refugees and Migrants
VINCE project created templates for higher education institutions, containing frequently asked questions (FAQs) from refugees and migrants. Higher education professionals can use the templates and adapt it based on their country’s and/or institution’s specifications. The templates are available in several languages and can be downloaded for free.
How to use the Guidelines?
Guidelines for higher education staff to help migrants and refugees.
Download & adapt the guidelines for your purpose!
Share the guidelines on your institution’s website.
Let us know if you translate our guidelines: we can add them to the VINCE platform and make them available to others!
5 Welcome-Guidelines to Use, Adapt and Share
Welcome to Europe
Questions about living and working in Europe, which migrants frequently ask, have been formulated and the answers provided. There is an initial section with basic information about Europe followed by two main categories of FAQs: Main organisation and standards of Europe and settling in Europe.
Welcome to this Country
Questions about living in this country, which refugees and migrants frequently ask have been formulated and the answers provided. There are four categories of FAQs:
- General information about this country
- Conditions for refugees during and after asylum seeking
- System of schools & education
- Systems for transport, working and health
Welcome to Higher Education in Europe
Questions about higher education in Europe which migrants frequently ask have been formulated and the answers provided. There are three categories of FAQs:
- General information on higher education in Europe
- Admission regulations and funding
- Information on student life
Welcome to this Institution
Typical questions asked by migrants or refugees have been formulated and the answers provided, grouped into four categories:
- General Information about the Institution and Departments
- Language Issues
- Funding and Financial Support
- Social and Practical Issues
Welcome to Validation
These guidelines are designed to help professionals in higher education (HE) to explain validation of prior learning (VPL) to newcomers (i.e. migrants and/or refugees) and to show them how it might facilitate their entry into higher education programmes of study.
Glossary, Terminology and Disclaimers
Download the glossary with relevant definitions around the validation of prior learning in your language: