Migration and Education

Colourful and diverse – attributes that characterise the Kiel University of Applied Sciences.

Entrance to the university is diverse, too: qualified are those who have a general higher education entrance qualification, a qualification for UAS, a master craftman certificate or have attended a trial study. Even though there is a variety of ways to enter studies at UAS, not everyone has equal chances to actually start their considered study course. Especially parents’ education and their professional career paths have a huge influence on the education opportunities of their children. Parents without academic education can hardly act as role models, which is why their children have fewer prospects of starting a study course.

With the project “Migration and Education” the UAS Kiel deals with with this phenomenon. Its aim is to encourage young people with migration background to attend a degree course.

For this purpose, a mentoring programme was founded. Students who also have a mostly migrational background consult and support pupils from immigrated families to find a profession or study course. On the basis of their knowledge and experience, the students can reduce uncertainty and disclose further information on each study course and therefore provide orientation.

Please visit our sites if you want to have further information on the university project.