International students

More flexible visa rules for "full-time-studies" criteria

3:41 min
  • International students may be eligible to extend their visa, by up to a semester, to finish their studies, even if they will not be studying full-time, according to a new decision by the Migration Agency.

  • This is welcome news to many masters students who have struggled to finish their studies on time because of the pandemic.

  • "Some students with serious intentions are struggling to take the (required) credits," said David Lindstrand, senior legal advisor at the Migration Agency, to explain the change in the rules.