Many students with a migration background face huge challenges on their way to (re-)enter the higher education systems in Europe: In contrast to “regular” international students, most of them did not have the time to plan to and prepare for entering a university abroad or a foreign job market. As a result, most students with a migration background do not only lack sufficient command of the respective language of instruction, but also knowledge and understanding of the European higher education systems in general. Moreover, the refugee status – as one example – is often connected to legal and social constraints, including e.g.a lack of financial resources and a lack of mobility. This leaves many students with a migration background with little room to plan and promote their further academic careers. To address this, common guidelines that may be used by all partners or future participating universities will be developed. The focus is on the development of concrete guidelines for advising, including – the provision of knowledge in admission, – recognition of academic records, – psychological counseling, and – compensation.