German Universities Open Doors to Refugees: Access Barriers Remain

Simon Morris-Lange, Florinda Brands

Abstract


In the face of unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers, German universities are inviting newcomers to enroll in their tuition-free study programs. However, so far only a handful of asylum seekers can be found in lecture halls across the country as legal and financial barriers condemn thousands of young and eager men and women to months and even years of idleness.


Keywords


Refugee; Asylum; Protected Status; Germany; Higher Education; Access; Admission; University; Enrollment; Tuition Fees; Financial Aid; Studienkolleg

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2016.84.9110

 

 

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