Welcoming displaced persons

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Since 2011, Europe has seen an increasing number of people forced to leave their countries. By helping displaced persons*, we hope to contribute as much as we can to alleviate the effects of human catastrophes on a global scale.

Establishments Involved

The Grenoble campus community has aspired to adapt in order to fulfil its mission of public service for those with various specific needs and restrictions. Measures established to facilitate access to higher education have been supported by executives of other schools and establishments within the Université Grenoble Alpes EPE (établissement public expérimental).
Our initiatives particularly aim to simplify access to information and to the proper procedures for people who wish to enrol into a higher education program in Grenoble. We also coordinate an ensemble of support facilities for specific needs.

Registration Cost Exemptions

Starting in 2015, institutions in Grenoble have voted for exemptions from registration fees for students, both registered and unregistered, considered to be:
  • refugees
  • beneficiaries of subsidiary protection
  • stateless persons
  • asylum-seekers

Upon proof of status, these students will be exempt from registration costs.

Espace Colibri

Espace Colibri welcomes individuals that meet any of the statuses listed above, whether it be in-person, by telephone, or by mail. It provides support in a wide range of areas, both to ease the difficulties of daily life tied to instability and to address any questions regarding academic programs, educational level or integration into the job market.
It also coordinates a series of activities and services within and between establishments by:

  • organizing workshops for professional development (resume workshops, cover letters, interview preparation…) via the Career Center at the UGA’s Orientation and Professional Integration Department;
  • acting as a gateway to educational initiatives based on the Co-Former project (RUSF and UGA) and by shifting towards the use of French foreign language resources in the agglomeration;
  • providing management and monitoring data (number of registrations, courses taken, level, discipline, rate of success) to enable us to develop our support with more and more appropriate responses.
Published on  July 23, 2021
Updated on January 26, 2022