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How to Get a German Student Visa

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You may get a German student visa in case you’re a  foreigner with a letter of admission at a German college or university or other equally recognized higher education institution. The studies which you can do with a German student visa are either full-time university studies or preliminary preparation before such examinations, for example Foundation course.

Which are the examination types you can follow with a German student visa?

German student visa can be allowed to you, in case you’re hoping to go to any of the following study types:

  • Full-time academic session
  • German language course sessions
  • State preliminary school ‘Studienkolleg’: A course you’ll need to embrace as an foreigner whose school-leaving certificate isn’t recognised in Germany. When finishing the course you’ll be taking the test “Feststellungsprüfung”. If you succeed through this assessment, you will get a declaration which is known as a University Entrance Qualification. With that on your hand, you’ll have the option to apply for college admissions in Germany.
  • Propaedeutic course
  • Mandatory internship

What are the requirements to apply for a German student visa?

Tip: To Highly Increase Your Chances of Getting Your Student Visa You Should Use a Blocked Account as Proof of Financial Resources.

A blocked account is an exceptional type of financial account for International students in Germany, to demonstrate that they have enough assets to live in Germany for one year during their academic session.

As of 2020, it has been assessed that a remote student in Germany spends at least an amount of €853 euros every month. Thus, one has to have a minimum of €10,236 in your ledger before applying for a German student visa.

Then present the application for a German student visa at the German embassy or consulate. The decision about your application depends on the data and the supporting records you provide and their authenticity. These reports must be sent as originals, with two copies of each attached alongwith.

Here is a checklist of the required documents to apply for a German student visa:

  • Two completed Visa application forms
  • Valid Indian passport
  • Two recently taken portrait photographs.
  • Proof of admission into a study program. (Send any of the following).
    • University admission letter “Zulassungsbescheinigung”.
    • Letter of admission in foundation course. Issued by a Studienkolleg
    • Letter of admission in propaedeutic course
    • Letter of admission in a preparatory German language course 
    • Authenticated certificates of earlier education
    • German university entrance qualification ‘Abitur’: If you’ve studied in a German education provider abroad. (If not, send the following documents).
    • Recognized foreign academic qualification: It must show you have a qualification equally recognized as the German Abitur.
  • Academic records or transcript
  • Curriculum vitae: It has to be accompanied with evidences previous and current internship and work experiences, if any.
  • Means of subsistence: The evidences you provide must show you have enough money to cover living, accommodation and study costs. (Send any of the following).
  • Blocked bank account: One of the easiest and the fastest ways to open a German Blocked Account, is through Fintiba/Sutor Bank. The blocked account provided by Fintiba is accepted by German embassies/consulates all around the world. Learn how to open a Fintiba blocked account.
  • Letter of commitment by a local resident: A person living in Germany, showing they’ll be covering your accommodation and/or other living costs while you’ll be here.
  • Letter of declaration by a parent. It has to show their commitment to support you financially during your stay here. It must be supplemented by their bank statements of the latest 6 months.
  • Scholarship awarding certificate: It must show you as a receiver and the amount of financial coverage granted to you by this scholarship.
  • Covered health insurance: It must have coverage of at least 30,000 EUR and it must be valid for at least 3 months. The tariff EDUCARE24 by DR-WALTER meets all the requirements and is accepted by all German consulates worldwide.
  • Motivational letter You’ll have to express the reason for choosing the specific university, study program. Mention also your study and future plans and how these studies will be improving your career and life.
  • Marriage certificate: (in case you’re married). Support that with a birth certificate of any child (If related).
  • Proof of having paid the visa application fee. The fee is 60 EUR.
  • Proof of German language proficiency. (For German-only and mixed-language study programs)
    • German Language University Entrance Examination for International Applicants (DSH).
    • Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF).
    • Goethe Institute German Language Diploma (GDS).
    • German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, Level II (DSD).
  • Proof of English language proficiency. (For English and mixed-language study programs).
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Accepted results are PbT (paper-based test) 550 Points, CbT (computer-based test) 213 Points and IbT (internet-based test) 79-80 Points.
    • The International English Language Testing system(IELTS). Accepted scores by German universities are 5 – 6.5.