Launched during the 2017-18 academic year, UCL’s Access2University programme will be organised again in 2018-19. The programme, which aims to prepare refugees or refugee applicants for university studies, was very successful last year, involving some 15 students.
The programme consists of three components: French courses, courses in the intended field of study, and individualised support on various levels (administrative procedures, orientation, integration, etc.).
The programme is run by UCL’s International Relations Department but involves a whole series of actors in and around the university: the UCL Language Institute, Student Support Service, Enrolment Office, Orientation and Career Centre, faculties – not to mention local associations such as the Collectif des Femmes, the Centre Placet and the International Student Council. Students are also very involved, especially through the kots-à-projet, which play the role of mentoring during various activities, such as sponsorship, facilitating conversation tables, group meals, etc.
Applications for the 2018-19 programme can now be submitted. Information available at: https://uclouvain.be/en/discover/programme-acces2university.html.
To find out about all refugee services at UCL: https://uclouvain.be/en/discover/soutien-aux-refugies.html.