Change the legal grounds of permanent residency for doctoral students and other researchers in Sweden



Känner flera internationella forskare som fick mattan undandragen pga detta.

Richard Ek (Höganäs, 2021-09-02)


I am affected doctoral student at Mid Sweden University

Muhammad Saad Shaikh (Sundsvall, 2021-09-02)


I am a PhD student near my graduation, and I have so many things to work with, like teaching in the lab or supervising the master student. Now the new immigration rule just brings me extreme pressure and I feel so frustrated with my current situation. I have met a doctor and need to take pills to sleep at the moment. I hope the government or the policymaker could keep their promise and understanding more about the PhD group. I hope our voice can be heard.

richard lee (stockholm, 2021-09-02)


I am a final year PhD student, going to defend my thesis soon. As a non-Eu student, one of the things we were promised and we were counting on was PR. Promise of PR was a cherry on top for us. Before we selected position in Sweden, many of us had options at other places in Europe too. Enough said, its like pulling a rug under us. it felt like, a promise got broken and even without a warning. I never realise that we highly educated individuals could be a threat to Swedish immigration system.

Alva friz (Stockholm , 2021-09-02)


I am affected by this new law.

Seyed Moein Pishnamaz (Göteborg, 2021-09-02)


I think this awfully unfair and jeopardises all our plans. I've even given an interview to a newspaper on this matter:

Denis Sukhino-Khomenko (Göteborg, 2021-09-02)


I am affected

Azar Rezapour (Gothenburg, 2021-09-02)


I am a researcher. I worked 5 years in Sweden I get married in sweden and now I have problem with my residence permit.

nasibe karimi (gothenburg , 2021-09-02)


Jag tycker att det är rimligt att alla studenter på Svenska lärosäten har samma förutsättningar!

Karin Ekman (Göteborg, 2021-09-02)


This is a dangerous and uneccesary change that will force PhD students out of Sweden.

These are talented bright professionals who want to stay in Sweden. Why kick them out?

Luca Love (Stockholm, 2021-09-02)


I came to Sweden with promise of PR in 4 years. If things become harder, I will find a more accommodating country to work after my PhD.

Masoud Bahraini (Göteborg , 2021-09-02)


I am a PhD student.

Kourosh Nasrollahi (Gothenburg , 2021-09-02)


I think the new laws are quite unfair to PhD students who chose Sweden as their destination of PhD studies based on the former laws and are facing these illogical changes.

Peyman Olad (Lund, 2021-09-02)


Its atrocious that the Swedish Government passes a law which affects both young researchers and its own University researchers groups/labs alike.
Its a barbarious bill which has been passed and asks researchers to live with it.
Researchers have been promised, when they made their decision, that they shall find a home and a life a destiny in Sweden. And they won't find themselves kicked out of the country.
Please understand that a hasty decision will always lead to an unfavorable in outcome!

AchyutRam Vyakaranam (Uppsala, 2021-09-02)


In solidarity with my non-EU colleagues.

Anna Jonsson (Umeå, 2021-09-03)


Sverige har lockat hit doktorander med att erbjuda PR till dem efter 4 år. Det finns massvis av doktorander som kommit hit och byggt ett liv här, på basis av att kunna stanna. Att plötsligt dra undan mattan för dessa människor och mer eller mindre tvinga dem ut ur landet (för det är extremt sällan du faktiskt kan uppfylla kraven som nu ställs), är rent av mobbning på nationell nivå.

Linnea Brengesjö (Mullsjö, 2021-09-03)


… jag, så länge den här lagstiftningen inte ändras tillbaka, i mina roller som studierektor för forskarutbildning och handledare kommer att vara tvungen att avråda sökande från utanför EU att påbörja forskarstudier i Sverige.

Frank Drewes (Umëå, 2021-09-03)


För att det är väldigt viktigt för Sverige att doktorander och forskare från länder utanför EU stannar i Sverige då vi har brist på denna kompetens.

Robert Andersson (Knivsta, 2021-09-03)


The insecurity that this rule change creates has literally shattered my family. We had a plan and now it's gone all of a sudden. This is unfair

Vasanth Kumar (Gothenburg, 2021-09-03)


Det saknas rationell motivering till denna lagändring och det är kraftigt negativt för svensk ekonomi att inte behålla forskare i Sverige. Det är varken medmänskligt eller ekonomiskt motiverat.

Richard Larsson (Linköping, 2021-09-03)


I think this is the unfair rule and MV should get some awareness of how PhDs or researchers work in Sweden. We work hard. We teach, do research, and supervise students. We are helping Sweden's new generation.

Azeem Ahmad (Linkoping, 2021-09-03)


I have been a PhD student in KTH for four years. I was informed I can have Permanent Residence after I stay for four years when I came. I started planning my life like normal people. I bought an apartment, live with my partner and planning have baby. But suddenly, everything is changed. I cannot stay long in Sweden. It feels like I was cheated to spend my best time of life on a wrong future. I couldn’t accept it!!!

Shuang Hao (Stockholm, 2021-09-03)


In solidarity with all my international colleagues and for a better future for Swedish academia.

Daniel Fjellborg (Luleå , 2021-09-03)