From International Students to Highly Skilled Immigrants. A Comparison of the Legal Conditions in Five Countries in the European.

Study | November 2011

(Only available in German)

International students hold enormous potential for their host countries – if efforts to keep them there after their studies are successful. A comparison of five European countries – Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden – analyses which legal conditions apply in each of these countries and how access to the labour markets is regulated for graduates. The analysis is supplemented by a survey of international students in Germany which shows how they themselves view their situation. The study presents recommendations for universities, companies, policymakers and government administrators for how to capitalise on the potential of international students for Germany more effectively. This study was created in cooperation with the Migration Policy Group (MPG).