Expert Council and Research Unit

Train and Retain. Career Support for International Students in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden

Study | June 2015

International students are ‘model immigrants’ for the labour markets of their host countries. But although the majority would like to stay and work after graduation, many international students fail to find adequate employment. The Study presents the results from the first international mapping of local support structures for the study-to-work transition of international students in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. It identifies shortcomings and recommends a joint effort of higher education institutions, employers and policy-makers in order to improve job entry support for international students and retain more international graduates as skilled migrants.