Study offer for refugees at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
In the upcoming winter semester, asylum seekers and recognised refugees have the possibility again to attend courses at AAU as non-degree seeking students. Application deadline: 22nd September 2017
The MORE Project was started by Universities Austria (Uniko) in 2015. After a successful first academic year, the MORE Project is now offered at all 21 Austrian public universities in Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck.
Asylum seekers and recognised refugees have the possibility to attend university courses, expand their knowledge and improve their language skills. Through the MORE Project Austrian universities hope to open access to higher education and future perspectives to people with migration background as well as benefit from mutual exchange.
Non-bureaucratic admission procedure
Also in the winter semester 2017/18 asylum seekers and recognised refugees can attend selected courses at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. The non-bureaucratic admission procedure allows MORE students to be enroled as non-degree seeking students, they are exempt from tuition fees, they have access to the library and can take exams at the end of the courses they attended. The goal of the project is to include MORE students in the university as quickly as possible, recognise their strenghts and build upon them.
First steps to the MORE Programme
Who? Asylum seekers and recognised refugees
Requirements: good knowledge of English and/or German
Enrolment as a non-degree seeking (extra-curricular) student*
No tuition fees and no ÖH fee
Attending a selection of ‘open’ courses at the AAU
Full access to the AAU’s library and its resources
Possibility to take exams at the end of the semester (if passed successfully, the grades will be listed on your certificate of academic performance).
Who can take part in the MORE programme?
Asylum seekers in possession of an “Aufenthaltsberechtigungskarte” (residence permit) according to § 51 of the Austrian Asylum Act
“Subsidiär Schutzberechtigte” according to § 52 of the Austrian Asylum Act
“Geduldete” (individuals with a tolerance permit) according to § 46a of the Austrian “Fremdenpolizeigesetz”
As the language of instruction is either German or English, you need to have good knowledge of English and/or German (level B1 in accordance with the CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
You would like to continue university studies you have started in your home country or would like to enrol at an Austrian university.
* MORE students are not enrolled in a specific degree programme, but can choose from a range of courses in the various fields of study at AAU.
** Important information regarding “bedarfsorientierte Mindestsicherung”
If you are currently receiving “bedarfsorientierte Mindestsicherung”, please ask your “Arbeitsmarktservice” about possible financial consequences before signing up for the MORE programme.