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Germany Student Visa

Students who have secured admission to a German University should apply for a German National Student Visa at least three months prior to departure as the visa processing may usually take around 8-12 weeks.

Documents required for Study Visa Application

  • Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 12 months validity left after the scheduled return)
  • Application form and declarations duly signed
  • 1 copy of data page of the passport (A4 size copy)
  • 3 passport pictures according to biometric specifications
  • Cover letter from applicant explaining the exact purpose and duration of stay
  • Letter of admission from German University (Electronic version)
  • Proof of payment of study fees, if applicable
  • Proof of language proficiency in English and/or German
  • Proof of other academic qualifications, as applicable
  • Proof of financial means to cover the costs for the time of studies
  • Travel Health Insurance covering the period from departure to the date of enrolment at the University (approximately 3 months)
*Note: Applicants are requested to prepare 2 sets of the above mentioned documents. Additional documents may have to be presented, if required.

Steps for Visa Application

  • The applicant needs to open an account with Deutsche Bank as soon as an Offer letter is received from the University.
  • Once the account is created, a deposit of Euros 8640 (towards living expenses for one year) has to be credited to the bank account. Please visit the Deutsche bank site for further information.
  • The student needs to appear for a Visa interview at the German Embassy/Consulate which requires a prior appointment that can be taken over phone or through email.
  • The student has to appear for the interview on the scheduled date with all the required documents.
  • Once a confirmation email for granting of Visa is received, the student has to submit the passport at VFS for Visa stamping.