The program will provide refugees with initial contact to existing educational programs as well as initial access to the university.
Young adults and teenagers with refugee background who have been living in Austria for a long time have hardly any employment opportunities if their asylum procedure is still ongoing. Many of them triy to use the time for further education. Many of them find themselves unable to start or complete an academic education they began in their home country. The MORE initiative would like to provide support to these individuals and help them enroll at the university in order to continue a degree program.
Since the Winter Semester 2015/2016, a motivated team at the JKU supervised by Prof. Dr. Johann Bacher has been working to help refugees start or complete an academic education they began in their home country. When the MORE program first began, there was a strong focus on helping students become proficient in German. In the meantime, the program has advanced and is aimed at those who would like to study at JKU. The program can accompany the students from the beginning of their studies up to their graduation.
The JKU MORE program consists of two parts:
The MOREclassic program is for refugee students who are enrolled in the university preparation program.
The Borealis-MORE-Scholarship provides financial aid for degree-seeking students enrolled at the university.
MORE Advisory board
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johann Bacher
Ass. Prof. Almina Bešić
Assoz. Prof.in Dr.in Nicole Kronberger
Gala Dojcinovic, BA