Currently available in germany (bcb)
OLIve-Plus and OLIve-Access
OLIve-Plus is an intensive, full-time course of study for individuals with refugee status in Germany hosted by Bard College Berlin. It is a 5-month preparatory program for refugee students wishing to apply for an MA at Central European University, Vienna. The program is funded by Erasmus+, the EU's program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe, and by the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations and implemented at Bard College Berlin.
It builds on the knowledge, expertise, and experience of Central European University, which has been successfully running preparatory programs for students from marginalized backgrounds wishing to apply for MA programs since 2004. Over 120 students have gone on to win full scholarships having graduated from these programs. Since 2016, 12 refugee students have benefited from this scheme by being accepted to MA programs.
OLIve-Plus at Bard College Berlin will run for five months between September 2019 and January 2020 and plans to accept six students with a refugee background in its first cohort. Financial support is available. Successful graduates of the program will receive a non-degree certificate issued by Bard College Berlin.
OLIve-Access is a program focused on raising the Academic English skills of students who will then go on to the full time OLIve UP program in September 2020. This program is for students with protected status in the EEA. Applications to be accepted from August 2019 (more to come soon).