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Data Package wegequalistudents

Refugees on their Way into German Higher Education. Interviews with refugees preparing for university studies (Qualitative sub study 1) 


Study Series:
German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
Sponsored by:
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project Contributors:
Grüttner, Michael;
Schröder, Stefanie;
Otto, Carolin;
Berg, Jana
Survey Design:
Survey Data Type:
Qualitative Data
Data available in:
Data Curation:
İkiz-Akıncı, Dilek ORCID logo;
Niebuhr, Johanna;
Schmidtchen, Henrike
1.0.0 (published at Dec 14, 2021)

This data package is a partial data package of the Mixed Methods Study ‘Refugees on their Way into German Higher Education‘ (WeGe). The other partial data packages of the study can be found here:

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Data Package Description

The project 'Pathways of Refugees to German Universities', in short: WeGe, was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from April 2017 to March 2021 as part of the funding line 'Study Success and Study Dropout I'. The project investigated the challenges faced by refugee prospective students in preparing for university and the factors that influence whether preparation for university succeeds and a transition to higher education is completed. Data from the three sub studies (2x qualitative, 1x quantitative) were published in separate data packages.
The present data package contains scientific transcripts of qualitative interviews with participants of study preparation courses of selected study colleges and universities in Germany. The interviews were oriented to the episodic interview method. 18 persons were interviewed, 11 of them twice. Topics of the interviews included the situation in study preparation, the study decision, and study entry.

Documents related to this Data Package

Data Package

Title Description Document Language DOI File
Qualitative sub study 1: Interviews with refugees preparing for university studies  Data Package Overview  English link_off wegequalistudents_Overview_en.pdf
Qualitative Teilstudie 1: Interviews mit Geflüchteten in der Studienvorbereitung  Data Package Overview  German link_off wegequalistudents_Overview_de.pdf
Hinweise für Datennutzende/ Notes for Data users  Citation Guideline  English link_off Notes_for_Data_Users.pdf
Datennutzungshinweise  Data Use Instructions of the quantitative and qualitative data packages of the DZHW project "WeGe".  German link_off wegequalistudents_DataUseInstructions_de.pdf
Release Notes  The release notes contain information about the current version and changes compared to previous versions.  German link_off
Daten- und Methodenbericht zu den quantitativen und qualitativen Datenpaketen des DZHW-Projekts „WeGe“  The report includes, among other things, methodological information on WeGe's quantitative and qualitative data packages.  German link_off wegequalistudents_DataMethods_Report_de.pdf

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Qualitative Data, Episodic Interview 
Population: Refugees and asylum seekers who are attending a preparatory language course at a university or a course at a preparatory college in Germany and who already have at least the language level B2.1. 
Sampling Procedure: Non-probability Sample: Purposive Sample 
Field Period: Jan 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
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