Refugees Get a Taste of Swiss University Life

A pilot program from the University of Zurich allowed 20 refugee students to attend classes for one semester. Although only a trial, students from Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Iran, plus Chechnya, Palestine and Zimbabwe were chosen for the trial.“It’s phenomenal,” one of the student refugees said. Furthermore, the pilot program forms part of a growing trend among Swiss universities, which are trying to make it easier for refugee students to access higher education.

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