University of Salzburg: Refugees Welcome!

The University of Salzburg offers a series of courses, to provide recognised refugees and asylum seekers with access to university education. These courses are held within the framework of the Austrian Universities (UNIKO) MORE-Project.

Admission Procedure
Recognised refugees and asylum seekers can enrol as non-degree programme students and the tuition fees will be waived. Participants in the MORE-Initiative will be well-supported through the enrolment process through a cooperation with the ÖH (Austrian national union of students) at the ÖH Consulting Service centre at the Uni-Park Nonntal. Participants may then register personally at the “Studienabteilung” (admissions office) during opening hours.

German Courses
The Language Centre offers German courses for learners with a low to a more advanced knowledge of German. The courses are for participants who are used to learning and have a very steep learning curve. More Information on Language Center courses can be found under the following link: LINK

Access to the University Library
The university library is open to recognised refugees and asylum seekers and its services are free of charge. All. libraries provide free access and all of the available media (analogue and digital) may be used in the library, and from mid-October onwards special tours will be offered to the MORE target group. (Contact: Gabriele.Erhart(at)sbg.ac.at). The Langenscheidt and the Reise Know-How publishing provide free and non-bureaucratic access to their online dictionaries in Arabic, Curdish, Patscho and Dari. More information can be found on the homepage of the University of Salzburg Library (http://www.uni-salzburg.at/bibliothek) is also available in English.

ÖH “Buddy “-System
In cooperation with the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) Salzburg so called “Buddies” are dedicated to welcoming newcomers. These “Buddies” are available to help refugees and asylum seekers not only with their studies, but also to help them in their everyday life. The Refugee Project of the ÖH Salzburg includes a language cafe, city walking tours and the “Buddy” system. The language café is intended to help students learn and improve their German language skills. The city walking tours focus on institutions and places which are relevant to the refugees. The city walks are offered in several languages including Kurdish, Arabic and Turkish, and are supported with specially developed city maps. “Buddies” commit themselves to accompanying and helping the refugees as they become more familiar with everyday life here.
Info and contact:
https://morebystudents.wordpress.com
morebystudents(at)gmail.com

Participation in Sport Courses
Registration for sports course opens on Monday, 12.03.2018. All courses, in which there is a free place, are available. Registration must be carried out in person in the University Fitness Centre(UFZ) in the Otto Holzbauer Straße 1-3, 1st floor (www.uni-salzburg.at/ufz).  Applicants receive detailed and individual advice so they can attend courses tailored to their needs. Registration times: Monday to Friday from 09:00-12:00. All sport courses start on the  5th  March 2018 – late entry is also possible! The USI–staff are looking forward to meeting you.

The University Orchestra
The University Orchestra Salzburg would be delighted to welcome refugees to its ranks. String players (violin, viola, cello, double bass), who have already played in an orchestra in their home countries, are particularly welcome. In some cases, proficient brass or percussion players may be considered. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday in the Audimax of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.  Interested musicians can contact the Artistic Director, Martin Fuchsberger (m.a.fuchsberger(at)gmail.com), or Christine Blume (christine.blume(at)sbg.ac.at) regardless of the availability of an instrument. If the interested person does not have their own an instrument, we will strive to acquire one for them.

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