Official Journal of the European Union

C 53/25

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Överklagandenämnden för studiestöd (Sweden) lodged on 25 November 2020 — MCM v Centrala studiestödsnämnden

(Case C-638/20)

(2021/C 53/33)

Language of the case: Swedish

Referring court

Överklagandenämnden för studiestöd

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: MCM

Defendant: Centrala studiestödsnämnden

Questions referred

May a Member State (the country of origin), in respect of a returning migrant worker’s child, notwithstanding Article 45 TFEU and Article 7(2) of Regulation [No] 492/2011, (1) and taking into consideration the budgetary interests of the country of origin, lay down a requirement for the child to have a connection with the country of origin in order to grant that child student financial aid to study abroad in the other EU Member State where the child’s parent previously worked (the host country), where


after returning from the host country, the child’s parent has lived and worked in the country of origin for at least eight years,


the child did not accompany his or her parent to the country of origin, but has remained since birth in the host country, and


the country of origin lays down the same requirement of a connection for other nationals in the country of origin who do not satisfy the residence requirement and who apply for student financial aid for studies abroad in another country in the EU?

(1)  Regulation (EU) No 492/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on freedom of movement for workers within the Union (OJ 2011 L 141, p. 1).