Germany is able to attract most of the skilled workers of Abroad, this has been proved by many studies. But according to recent research, it has also been seen that for international students, Germany’s universities provide benefits in the short term as well as in the long term.
These long-term gains are mainly due to the change in the number of international students in the labor market. OECD Germany has the highest rate of foreign students staying in Germany.
According to research by the Federal Statistical Office for 2006-2021, 6.12 lakh residence permits were issued to people who wish to study in Germany. According to the Central Register of Foreigners, the number of students who were issued residence permits between 2006-2011 was 1,84,200. Out of which 48% were found to be living in Germany even after five years and 38% were still living in this country after ten years.
Destatis.de compared this recent evaluation by the OECD and found that Germany has the same percentage of international students as Canada’s long-term stay in the country. Due to which Germany is considered to be one of the countries with the highest rates in OECD countries. A breakdown of the number of international students who received study permits in 2006-2011 found that 36,000 were of Chinese nationality.
Of this number, 29% of the population was monitored in Germany even after 10 years. The number of American students was almost the same with 13,000. Of which 14% were found to be living in Germany even after 10 years. Among other countries, the number of Russian nationals staying in Germany for more than 10 years was seen at 47%. Apart from this, the number of Turkish students stood at 28%.
All this information also shows how the number of international students comes from the idea of not only studying but living in Germany which is an important thing for Germany’s labor market. The study also found that 32% of the population who have lived in Germany for more than 10 years have only a temporary permit for employment. While the remaining 28% had German citizenship. In addition, 21% had a residence permit because of their family.
A large number of Cameroonian students passed the naturalized test and received their German passport: 50% of the students received citizenship after 10 years. Apart from this, students from Brazil, whose number is 34% and Indians, whose number is seen at 32%, are likely to become naturalized citizens. Only a small number of international students can be placed in the category of having lived in Germany for more than 10 years who were looking for a job or had left for political reasons.
Germany, due to its living standards and welcoming nature, remains in the students’ preference for international students not only in the matter of studies but also in the matter of settling in the future. This process and percentage will prove beneficial for Germany, which will see a lot of profit, especially in the labor market.