Second EMN OECD Inform: Impact of COVID-19 on international students in EU and OECD Member States
The global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic made it more difficult for international students to complete the administrative procedures necessary to enrol in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) abroad and to travel to that country to take up studies. Most EU and OECD countries have closed their national borders – with exceptions for some groups - in an effort to contain the spread of the epidemic in their territory, and many universities were also temporarily closed during the pandemic.
Several additional factors have contributed to putting (prospective) international students in EU and OECD Member States in a vulnerable situation.
The second EMN – OECD Inform reports on the impact of COVID-19 on international students in EU and OECD countries.
At a glance, the main research findings are introduced below:
Future Informs will cover the COVID-19 impact on maintaining key legal migration flows in times of pandemic; reduction or loss of remittances; and return issues. Their publication is foreseen for October and November 2020. A webinar will be hosted for each publication. Follow the EMN news page for more information.