EU door could open wider for foreign students
EU commissioner Cecila Malmström will today present a proposal to ease the way for talented foreign students and guest researchers to study and and work in Sweden and other parts of the European Union.
No one should have to wait more than two months to have their application for a visa or permanent residency considered, according to Malmström's proposal. Moreover, foreign students would have the right to work in conjunction with their studies, which is currently not allowed in Lithuania and Luxembourg.
The number of foreign students attending colleges and universities decreased by nearly 80 percent in Sweden following the introduction in 2011 of fees for non-EU citizens.