Mobile Talent? The Staying Intentions of International Students in Five EU Countries

Study | April 2012

International students are often considered ‘ideal immigrants’ due to domestic credentials, language skills and host country experiences. However, so far, efforts to keep them in the country as skilled workers after graduation have been inadequate. In response, the Expert Council's Research Unit in cooperation with the Migration Policy Group (MPG) conducted an international student survey on staying intentions and obstacles in five EU countries. The survey results are supplemented by country reports and a comparison of post-study work visas in the five host countries.