Why Study in Germany ?

The numbers of foreign people choosing Germany for their abroad studies are increasingly growing each year. Most international students will likely need to get a German student visa at a German consulate in their country before they can come to Germany to study.

Depending on the country you come from, you might be exempt from needing a visa to study in Germany, but you are still required to obtain a residence permit for studies lasting more than 90 days, once you arrive in Germany.

Types of Germany Study Visas

You may be issued a Germany visa for studies for a range of study levels and degrees. This includes undergraduate, exchange, graduate, or postgraduate studies. This also covers participation in a pre-academic measure or in a non-academic German language course.

There are three types of Germany student visas you can apply for:

  • German Student Visa. This is the standard student visa for international students who have been admitted to a German university and are ready to start their studies at a full-time university program
  • German Student Applicant Visa. You need this visa if you need to be in Germany to apply for university admission in person. This visa doesn’t allow you to study in Germany, it’s only valid for the university application process.
  • German Language Course Visa. You need this type of visa to study for a German language course in Germany.

German Student Visa Requirements

Visa Application Documents
  • Duly filled out and signed national visa application form.
  • Your valid national passport.
  • Two photocopies of your passport.
  • Your certificate of birth.
  • Photocopies of previous German residence titles. (If applicable).
  • Previous Schengen visa.
  • Previous German resident permit.

Documents Required

Here is a checklist of the documents you would require to obtain a Germany job seeker visa

  • A valid passport (issued in the past 10 years and valid for at least 12 months after your scheduled return)
  • A copy of your passport’s data page
  • 3 passport pictures
  • A cover letter where you explain the objective of your visit, how you plan to find employment, and your alternative career plans if you cannot find a job
  • Diploma/Degree (or any other proof of academic qualification from a German or non-German university) as well as any certificates of previous work experience
  • Your detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Proof of accommodation in Germany (where you will be staying during your visit)
  • Proof of personal status in your home country, such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, and others (translated in English)
  • Proof of your health insurance