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Getting ready

A higher education preparatory program for immigrants

The universities of applied sciences (UAS) are responsible for organizing training courses for immigrants in higher education. The supply of training courses, application processes, content and scope varies from one UAS to another. There is a need for clarity and definition of common approaches in order to increase the ability of immigrant people to enter higher education and to take into account the development needs of Finnish as a Second Language (S2) teaching in a higher education community.

As a result of the project, the availability, flexibility, choice and effectiveness of advanced training for immigrants will increase. As a result of preparatory program, more and more immigrants have the skills to get in and study in higher education. Thanks to common practices and recommendations, guidance will be uniform in the future, and higher education institutions will have common ways of organizing training courses.

Contact at Haaga-Helia: Tuula Jäppinen

Duration: 15.8.2017 - 31.12.2019

Funding: Ministry of Education and Culture

Partners: Laurea UAS, Haaga-Helia UAS, Karelia UAS, Lahti UAS, Oulu UAS, Saimaa UAS, Turku UAS and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK)