Perspectives – Studies is advocating for equal access to higher education for refugees in Switzerland.
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.
- foundations that provide scholarships for refugees.
We support swiss higher education institutions, associations and individuals
- in the conception and planning of support projects for refugees.
- in networking with relevant actors (authorities, universities, integration services, etc.).
- in cantonal and higher education policy lobbying.
We work closely together with support projects at higher education institutions that support refugees on their way to study.
You can find an overview of all our fields of activity in our flyer. It is available in German and French.
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.
Sabine Zurschmitten | Project coordinator & responsible politics
Nora Burla | Project coordinator & responsible communication
Simone Keller | Project assistant
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 professionals in career counselling (FR/GER/IT)
- AGAB | Association of professionals for counseling and information in middle and higher education (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