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Germany: Ministry of Education cuts budget for integration measures for foreign students

migazineMinister of Education Mrs. Wanka announced that no more money will be allocated to supporting the integration of foreign university students in Germany. Despite an increasing number of foreign students coming to Germany and measurable economic benefits for the Federal Republic, the ministry will cut funding without substitution. In the past, the ministry had provided a yearly budget of 2,8 mio Euros to facilitate integration into German university life by offering,  for instance, language courses and counselling as well as support with bureaucratic and legal questions.

In the academic year 2012/13,  282.000 foreign students were enrolled in German universities, most students coming from China, Russia, Austria and Bulgaria.

Full article (in German) via Migazin


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