The University of Trento, approaching the conclusion of the experimental project “Richiedenti asilo all’Univeristà” (2016-2021), has renewed its commitment to asylum seekers and refugees, planning the launch of a new project, called “Progetto Formazione Universitaria per Rifugiati/e e Richiedenti asilo - FUTURA”.

Strengthened by the experience and with an increased know how on the guidance methods, the challenges and the needs of the initiative, the University of Trento has therefore renewed its intention to proceed with a new edition of the Call for Applications (in the following).

A new aspect of the project will be the possibility to attend an “insertion year”, to be completed before the start of the university career (Foundation Year). The aim of the insertion year is for the candidates to gain linguistic and cultural skills, necessary to pass the admission test and useful for their university studies.

Recipients

The project is addressed to people seeking and/or holders of international protection, who aspire to undertake a study program at the University of Trento.

As part of the initiative, 5 students will be selected every year. Students from all over Italy can participate.

Admission will be made through a selection process.

Services

In order to support the students along their university cycle, the Project provides an articulated tutoring and support system before and during the academic path. Among others:

  1. Evaluation of qualifications;
  2. Tools to support the right to education;
  3. Accompanying measures for inclusion in the academic context and tools for the participation of refugee people;
  4. Supporting measures for the integration into the local community;
  5. Tools to support post-graduate job placement;
  6. Laptop on free loan.

In order to support the students along their university cycle, the Project provides an articulated tutoring and support system before and during the academic path:

  • Exemption from courses payment
  • Accommodation and board
  • Peer-to-peer tutoring and mentoring for the beginning orientation and during the University
  • Subscription to Trentino free traveling pass
  • Unisport card
  • Possibility of part-time collaborations within the University facilities.

In order to be included in the Project, out of a total of 180 credits needed to achieve the degree, students are required to achieve predetermined formative goals.

For more information, you can contact refugees [at] unitn.it.

CALL PROJECT FUTURA 2023-2024

In this section is available the call for selection of the new program Futura 2022-2023 – “Formazione Universitaria per Rifugiati/e e Richiedenti asilo” (in italian).

To participate in the project, you must apply online by 14 April 2023, at 12:00 noon.

To apply online it is required to register on the UniTrento website to get credentials.

For any enquiry, please contact refugees [at] unitn.it.

application/pdfAllegato I Bando ammissione Futura 22-23(PDF | 122 KB)
application/pdfFUTURA call 22-23 English version(PDF | 112 KB)

Study History (to be downloaded, completed, and submitted via apply if study records are missing).

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentStudy History(DOCX | 292 KB)