Access for Refugees into Higher Education: Paving Pathways to Integration

Bernhard Streitwieser, Lisa Unangst


The 2015–2016 refugee crisis in Germany has made its universities more aware of the student services that it must provide for all of its students, not just new refugee entrants once they overcome asylum application, credentialing, and placement hurdles to access or continue university studies. A newly published study by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has provided evidence-based findings that showcase how the country is monitoring the process of refugee access to higher education, and offers important lessons for other countries facing refugee and migrant inflows.


Germany; refugees; integration; access; credential

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