Nanfack Momo fled to France after leaving Ukraine.
He stayed in France for one month before he was told he did not have legal protection in the country.
He said: “We got one month and when it finished, we tried to renew it for [a] second time.. [they] said: ‘No it's not possible for you because there is no war in your country, so you need to go back.’
“We were so shocked. We don’t understand why [they] just help Ukrainian people and not help people from third-country.”
Many countries in Europe have a similar approach to international students who fled Ukraine - if students have a ‘safe country’ to return to, they should do so before their legal stay has ended.
After Nanfack Momo was denied an extension to his legal stay in France, he travelled to the Netherlands where he was granted temporary legal protection.
“For us we don’t want to go back to Cameroon because we [left] Cameroon to go to Ukraine to have a better education,” he said.
“Then we were not able to continue due to the war. Then we are here…we just want to continue our studies, that’s what we are asking now.”