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Higher Education for Third Country National and Refugee Integration in Southern Europe

This study report was authored by the European University Association (EUA), under the TandEM project (Towards Empowered Migrant Youth in Southern Europe), led by the IOM (International Organization for Migration).

The study provides information about the target group’s needs and the barriers they may face when accessing to and succeeding in higher education, together with concrete recommendations for the different policy levels (European, national, institutional). It addresses the question of access to and participation in higher education and its potential impact on the integration of two groups of international students in particular:

  • Third country national (TCN) students, defined as citizens of a state that is not a member of the European Union (EU), nor a citizen of Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
  • The study will provide a specific focus, within this group, to refugees who are under any form of international protection have particularly urgent societal integration needs.

More information about the study and its results can be found here.