Perspectives – Studies is advocating for an open-minded and interculturally competent society.
We are committed to ensuring that all people – regardless of origin and residence status – can continue their educational pathway and contribute their potential to shape the society.
That is why we provide counselling for refugees who:
- would like to have their diplomas recognized in Switzerland.
- would like to study (again) in Switzerland.
We inform professionals in the fields of integration, education & counselling about:
- support programs at higher education institution for refugees who are interested in studying.
- the recognition of foreign diplomas.
We organise networking meetings to bring the different actors (administration, universities, integration services, etc.) together and promote the exchange of good practices.
We advocate politically for a systemic change so that in the future all people with the necessary potential are allowed and supported to start or complete their studies in Switzerland.
We work closely together with support projects at higher education institutions that support refugees on their way to study. Go to overview.
In keeping with their commitment to promoting greater institutional openness and equal access to higher education for refugees, the Swiss Student Union (VSS) launched the project Perspectives – Studies in 2016. Publications (in German) of the project
Perspectives – Studies operates on the basis of the following demands (in German), which were elaborated together with (refugee) students.
1) LOCAL PROJECTS
We work closely together with projects for refugees at various Swiss higher education institutions : Go to overview
2) HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
- INVOST Integration pre-studies at universities of applied sciences – HT FHNW und HES-SO
3) SWISS CONFEDERATION
4) CAREER AND STUDY COUNSELLING / GUIDANCE
- Profunda Suisse: Association for specialists in career counselling (FR/GER/IT)
- AGAB: Swiss association for study counselling (FR/GER/IT)
- Focus Sustainability
- National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Switzerland (FR/GER)
- Swiss Refugee Council
- Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) Switzerland
- Solidarity without Borders (FR/GER)
- Swiss Redcross (FR/GER/IT) | Information and sharing platform for volunteers «Infobox Migration»
- VPOD/SSP – Public services union (FR/GER)
- Mercator Switzerland Fundation
- Volkart Fundation
- EKM citoyenneté
- Schweizerische gemeinnützige Gesellschaft (SGG)
- Hirschmann Fundation