EMN-OECD Webinar: How does COVID-19 impact international students in EU and OECD member states?


The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the substantial measures taken by EU and OECD countries to prevent the spread of the virus are having direct and indirect impacts on international students coming to those countries. While the long-term consequences are difficult to predict, the immediate impacts are already visible. For example, the processing of new applications or renewing of residence permits has in many cases been hindered or suspended, with consequences for international students already present in the host country.

In addition, the abrupt downturn in economic activity has had a significant impact across many sectors, with international students facing the loss of their part time jobs or reduced or lost incomes, which could have an impact on their ability to continue their studies, find a job or start a business following their graduation.

What other impacts has COVID-19 pandemic had on international students in EU and OECD member states and how have countries responded to these challenges? This will be discussed further at the EMN and OECD webinar taking place on 17th of September, where the most recent inform on the impact of COVID-19 will be presented. Take a look at the webinar’s programme and register here.