Many foreign students stay on after graduating

A high percentage of foreign students enrolled in institutions of higher education remain in Finland after their graduation, said CIMO, an expert organisation providing services on international mobility and cooperation, reports Finland Times.

A study conducted by CIMO found that 50% of students who remained in Finland for a year after graduating found work, and 44% of those who have remained five years after graduating have found work. A small number of students continue their studies, and one-fifth of the students remain in the country for other reasons, such as unemployment.

The study covered 1,700 foreign higher education graduates who have their Finnish personal identity number. Of those 1,700 graduates, 1,270 remained in Finland a year after graduation.
Full report on the Finland Times site