Universities want Russian graduates to be allowed to stay

Universities Estonia, a body bringing together the rectors of Estonia’s universities, wants the Russian citizens currently studying at higher education institutions in Estonia to be able to complete their studies in Estonia and then either continue their studies at the next level of education or stay in Estonia to enter employment, reports The Baltic Times.

Currently, a government regulation states that persons with Russian citizenship who have obtained higher education in Estonia cannot continue their studies in Estonia at the next level of education or enter the Estonian labour market, unless they have another basis for stay in Estonia than a residence permit for study.

According to Universities Estonia, 342 students with Russian citizenship are studying at Estonian universities at this point, 178 of whom are due to graduate this spring. Like other foreign students, many of them wish to continue their studies in Estonian higher education institutions at the next level of study.
Full report on The Baltic Times site