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Ready for Study


The Mentored Open Online Course "Ready for Study" is a new 12-week course starting on Jan 7, 2016. It was designed especially for refugees and asylum-seekers who recently arrived in Germany and is conducted on behalf of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit.

"Ready for Study" aims to provide an extensive set of practical knowledge and competencies along with German language training to facilitate integration of young refugees into the higher education system and labour market. The course will help to navigate the system of higher and professional education in Germany, to develop skills for academic work and to commence or continue a program of study. Over the course of five consecutive assignments, Participants will solve case studies built around real-life scenarios to determine each individual's readiness for entering a degree program in German educational institutions.

The course is a pilot measure conducted jointly by Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the non-profit Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.) e.V. on behalf of Germany's Federal Employment Agency, technically implemented by candena GmbH. It is also supported by the Interdisziplinäres Kolleg für Hochschuldidaktik of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M., the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

"Ready for Study" will run from Jan 7, 2016 until Apr 7, 2016, and is open for refugees with some prerequisite knowledge of the German language. It is offered at no charge.

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