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Migrant and Refugee Students from the Global South at Austrian Universities: A Typology for Targeted Support

Judith Kohlenberger / Theresa Herzog / Tobias Schnitzler

Wien, April 2022

Refugees and migrants from the Global South often experience difficulties in finding access to higher education in their host countries or to pursue their studies successfully. This is not only limiting their own life chances, but also means a loss to potentially fruitful internationalisation processes at universities. Indeed, this group of students is often overlooked and scientific research on their experiences is scarce, particularly in Austria. This study is an attempt to fill this gap. It assesses the barriers and contributing factors for the personal well-being and study success of refugee and migrant students from the Global South at Austrian universities and outlines some policy recommendations. 

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