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Sedra Al-Yousef fled from Syria four years ago. Today, medicine studies are her safe space, but she fears being sent back to her homeland due to the immigration policies of the parliamentary majority.
Refugees who want to take a higher education programme often get lost in Danish regulations and language requirements. Now – like Ousama Alnemer who is from Syria – they can get help from volunteer students.
Student Refugees is a new network where Danish students help refugees apply for higher education. The Danish education system can be hard to navigate – especially when you do not speak the language.
The University of Copenhagen is to help 10-15 refugees gain a foothold in the labour market. Syrian Noujin Khalil Mamao is the first to start a two-year education internship programme.
In 2014, Mohannad Aloula fled, on his own, from Syria to Denmark to avoid the forces of Assad. Now he is doing an internship at the Department of Chemistry while studying at the adult education college VUC. In his homeland he studied chemistry, and he hopes to start biochemistry next summer.