Open Learning Initiative - OLIve

  • ATTENTION! Application period to the 5th OLIve cycle has begun and it lasts until August 25th 2018. Please read the information about it here.
  • There are important novelties in the curriculum of the upcoming cycle. Please read them attentively on the page of the OLIve curriculum.

OLIve is a free of charge, academic non-degree programme to people of refugee and asylum seeking status to support them in connecting their previous professional and academic experience to their new lives in Europe, including the possibility of higher education studies at a later stage.

OLIve is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission and realised by the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab at the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna, in cooperation with the CEU – Central European University, Budapest, and the University of East London. Courses will be held at the University of Vienna.

A movie by Ammar Dandash about OLIve

German narration, Arabic subtitles




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Until August 25th you can apply for the 5th OLIve cycle (01.09 till 24.11)! Attention: there are important novelties in the curriculum!


Students of the 3rd OLIve cycle were informed about the GDPR on May 26th 2018.


Uniport warmly welcomes all students and alumni to the job exhibition on June 5th 2018 in the main building of the University of Vienna!


OeAD invites to an information event for refugees on May 22 2018 in Vienna.


The conference is organized by the Department of Communication, Verband Freier Radios Österreich, COMMIT, Radio ORANGE 94.0 and Okto.


Student Point of the University of Vienna warmly welcomes you to the next info event for people with refugee and asylum seeking status!

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