I am an asylum seeker

I am an asylum seekerFor legal reasons asylum seekers may not enter the labor market before being officially entitled to asylum according to the Geneva Refugee Convention or granted subsidiary protection.

The University of Innsbruck can help persons that seek asylum in Tyrol – according to their individual level of education and language skills – in different ways to use the time of the processing in a purposeful matter and gain perspectives for the future.

Next to the individual effort concerning integration, offering education is an important starting point. Many employees and supervisors engage personally and help refugees to integrate into the Austrian society. This is a way to get in touch with each other and help gaining further skills.


The following services are made and offered by the University and its members for persons in the ongoing asylum process:

Please consider the column “Where do I receive more information?”
In order to take advantage of the offerings, you find the right contact persons and links here!

Regardless of language skills

Buddy-System

What is that?

Private persons volunteer to support refugees with different actions (e.g. with paperwork or learning the German language).

What do I have to bring along?

Desire to integrate and form contact with persons living in Tyrol

Where do I receive more information?

Inform the head of your asylum about your wish to take part in the buddy-system!

They will help you to get in touch with volunteers who take part in the buddy-system via different platforms.

Accommodation of asylum seekers in shared flats

What is that?

Students offer a room in their shared flat to refugees.

What do I have to bring along?

Desire to integrate and form contact with persons living in Tyrol

Where do I receive more information?

Inform the head of your asylum about your wish to live in a shared flat.

Free rooms are going to be announced to you!

Support with and advice on the recognition of professional qualifications of schools and universities

What is that?

Support with and advice on the recognition of professional qualifications of schools and universities. This is very important for the future job search or subscription to further education.

What do I have to bring along?

Available proofs / certificates

Where do I receive more information?

  Since 2013, the Center for Migrants in Tyrol (ZeMiT) offers a multilingual counseling centre for recognition of foreign qualifications (AST).

  Office for foreign students (ÖH)

  Study department (in German only)


In addition, for persons with language skills in English and/or German
 


Access to German courses and certificate examination ÖSD

 

What is that?

The international language institute (ISI) offers fee-based language courses on different levels of difficulty in 18 different languages.

Also German courses – in specific for advanced language skills – are offered and certificated examinations can be made.

What do I have to bring along?

Interest in intense learning of the German language.

Cheaper tariffs apply for members of the MORE-initiative.

Language partnership platform

What is that?

Language students with differing mother tongues are brought in touch with each other so that they can learn foreign languages together.

What do I have to bring along?

In specific for members of the MORE-initiative

Access to PCs/internet

What is that?

An e-mail account it opened with the subscription as extraordinary More-student. PCs with internet access are available at different university sites.

What do I have to bring along?

For members of the MORE-initiative

Access to the University orchestra and “UniBig Band”

What is that?

More than 70 active members of the University orchestra weekly rehearse classical and modern plays in the Faculty of Theology.

The UniBigBand (UBB) is a jazz orchestra under the direction of renowned jazz trumpeter Martin Ohrwalder since 2004.

What do I have to bring along?

For members of the MORE-initiative

Attendance of rehearsals on a regular base

Access to the University choir

What is that?

Since 1995 the University choir of Innsbruck enriches the cultural life of the University of Innsbruck and represents it at concerts and festivities.

What do I have to bring along?

Motivation, to vocally contribute to the choir

Attendance of rehearsals on a regular base

Access to the University and state library

What is that?

The University and state library of Tyrol ULB is the third biggest library in Austria and has a total stock of 3,5 million volumes, countless journals (print and online) and databases as well as valuable special collections.

What do I have to bring along?

From the age of 16 free accessible.

Confirmation of residence.

ID (“white card”)

Counseling on course offerings

What is that?

Counseling on the university course offerings and providing information about the curriculum of a particular field of study offered by the University of Innsbruck.

Access to University lectures

What is that?

Extraordinary students may (if seats are available) attend lectures free of charge.

What do I have to bring along?

For members of the MORE-initiative

More-Buddy-System

What is that?

The buddy-program for students aims to facilitate the entrance to university studies, in particular for members of the More-Initiative and refugees interested to attend lectures at the LFU.

What do I have to bring along?

Interest to study

Advice on / support with the subscription to a University programn

What is that?

If somebody is interested in subscribing to a study program they can seek advice here.

What do I have to bring along?

Interest to enroll in a study program

Access to sports classes and gyms

What is that?

The sports-institute of the University (USI) offers about 1000 fee-based sports classes per year for students, alumni and staff of the University and colleges as well as – if available – to all other sports fans.

Additionally, halls may be rent for soccer games.

What do I have to bring along?

Interest in exercise and sports

Cheaper tariffs apply for members of the MORE-initiative. In addition, members of the MORE-initiative can attend one class for free.


In addition, for persons with language skills in English and/or German as well as higher education

Scientific exchange

What is that?

Scientific exchange in the specific field with colleagues of the same or similar fields.

Guest lecturing and conferences as well as speeches in the scope of lectures can be organized.

What do I have to bring along?

Interest in scientific exchange

Where do I receive more information?

Please contact the institute of your field

 

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