A record number of students from outside Europe want to come to the Netherlands to study this year, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) reports. The coronavirus crisis led to a sharp drop in the numbers of such students last year.
Een recordaantal studenten van buiten Europa wil dit studiejaar naar Nederland komen, meldt de IND. Onder invloed van de coronacrisis was hun aantal vorig jaar fors gedaald.
Dozens of international UT students have experienced troubles with acquiring visas for their studies in the Netherlands. Due to Covid-19 outbreaks, embassies in many countries were closed, not allowing students to arrange visas and travel abroad. Especially students from Indonesia were affected by this.
Universities, universities of applied sciences and other knowledge institutions need to improve their awareness of the risks associated with international cooperation, the government believes. Some researchers may no longer be granted visas.
Universiteiten, hogescholen en andere kennisinstellingen moeten zich beter bewust worden van de risico’s bij internationale samenwerking, meent het kabinet. Sommige onderzoekers krijgen misschien geen visum meer.