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On this page you can find updates on our work on education.

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National symposium: People seeking asylum and higher education

On 15 November 2017, the National Symposium: Seeking Asylum and Higher Education was held at Melbourne University. The symposium brought together 25 people with lived experience of seeking asylum and 40 representatives from Australian universities and community organisations. They met to talk about how to work together to improve the opportunities in higher education for people seeking asylum.
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Australian Association for Research in Education conference

The 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference provided an opportunity to learn and become aware of other research projects that are closely related to our project, Researching pathways into higher education with students from refugee backgrounds.
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How Can We Make Higher Education More Accessible For Refugees?

How can we make higher education more accessible for refugees?

What do we know about the participation of refugees in university? And how can we make higher education more accessible for them? These are the questions addressed by a recent study by the University of Melbourne's Refugee Studies Program and Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Not There Yet: An Investigation into the Access and Participation of Students from Humanitarian Refugee Backgrounds in the Australian Higher Education System.
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Scholarships For People Seeking Asylum And Refugees On Temporary Visas

Scholarships for people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas

As part of our Education for All Campaign the Refugee Council has been working with universities to provide scholarships to people seeking asylum. Unlike holders of permanent humanitarian visas, people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary protection visas are not eligible for programs and concessions designed to assist students with financing tertiary education. This page lists universities that are now offering scholarships.
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