Germany Student Visa Guide

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Aug 4, 2021 16:51 IST

To stay in Germany for more than 90 days as a student, you are required to get a residence permit. You will need to prove to the visa officer that you have finances for one year. The amount would be €853 per month or €10,236 per annum (approx) kept in a Blocked Account. A residence permit issued to students is valid for a maximum of two years. It needs to be renewed if the duration of the course is longer than the stated two years.

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Cost of Germany Student Visa

Germany Student Visa would cost you around €75. The processing time could take up to 25 days if all your documents are in order. A lot of times applicants are required to provide more/additional documents. For such cases, the processing time for the Germany Student Visa could go up to 12 weeks. Candidates looking to apply for a Residence Permit on arrival to Germany would have to pay up to €110. It can take a long time to be issued, which is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks. Since this roughly translates to 3 months, international students are advised to apply as early as possible.

Documents required to Apply for Germany Student (Study) Visa

You will have to apply for your visa in person. Visa fees amount to €75 (to be paid in INR). In addition, you should provide two sets of application documents containing the following documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Copy of your passport’s information page (A4 size copy)
  • Application form 
  • A declaration stating the information provided is true and complete information
  • Cover Letter explaining the reason for your visa application. You may be required to submit a German translation of this document.
  • Letter of Admission from a German University
  • University Certificates and transcripts - Degree certificates and mark sheets
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (German language test scores). Applicants for Ph.D. studies and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship holders are exempt from this rule.
  • Proof of funds
  • 3 passport pictures according to biometric specifications, not older than 6 months
  • Demand Draft for the Student Visa Fee

How to apply

Candidates are required to adhere to the following German Visa application steps while applying for their German Study Visa. 

  • As soon as you have received the admission letter from your German university, please prepare the necessary documentation for your visa application mentioned above.
  • Procure photos that meet biometric photos requirements as specified on the official website.
  • Fill out the Application form for National Visa. Print it out, sign it, and submit it along with the other documents.
  • Please print out the Declaration on true and complete information also found on the official website, and sign it.
  • Schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the German Mission.
  • Shortly before your appointment, verify the current exchange rate for your visa fee on the official German Mission website and obtain the Demand Draft.

Related Reads

Guide to the application process for UG Courses

Student Guide to Germany

Student account of application and admission process

Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Courses

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Dependents

Spouses and children may be permitted to reside in Germany while you study, but this is conditional. These conditions include having enough and appropriate financing and living space. Cases are decided on an individual basis at the German embassy, and special consideration may be given to your case if you are able to explain your situation to the Consulate effectively.

Additional Information

According to German visa rules, a student can work 180 days halftime or 90 days full time in an academic year. Presently, Germany is the only country where a student can do a part-time technical job in the related industry. Some universities also offer part-time jobs on campus called Hiwi. Students will have to contact the institute's student placement cell to get into this job.

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Where to apply

German Embassy, New Delhi

No. 6/50G, Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021

Tel: (0091-11) 44199 199

Fax Visa & Consular Section: (0049-30) 1817 67239

German Consulate General in Bengaluru

2nd & 3rd floor, "Cash Pharmacy Building"

Corner St. Mark's Road & Residency Road

Bengaluru 560 025

Tel: +91-80-45 300 100

German Consulate General in Chennai

No. 9, Boat Club Road, R.A. Puram

Chennai 600 028, Tamil Nadu, India

Tel.: +91-44-2430 1600

Fax: +91-44-24349495 (Visa & Consular)

German Consulate General Kolkata

1 Hastings Park Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027

Tel: +91-(0)33-2479 1142/ 2439 8906

Visa Hotline: +91-(0)33-2479 1141

Mon-Thu: 0900-1000h and 1300-1400h,

Fri: 0900-1000h

German Consulate General in Mumbai

Hoechst House, 10th Floor, 193 Backbay Reclamation,

Nariman Point,

Mumbai 400 021

Visa and Consular Department

Arcadia Building, Ground Floor,
NCPA Marg, 195 Nariman Point,
Mumbai  400 021

Tel: +91 222283 0301/2283 9834 - 35

Scholarships for studying in Germany

World-class education teamed up with economical expenditure makes Germany one of the most preferred destinations for international students. Also, there are a lot of scholarships offered by various institutions that can help you in funding your education. We have listed below top scholarships for pursuing higher education in Germany.

Also read about student visas for study abroad and student visa for prominent international study destinations:

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Student Visa for New Zealand

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i want to study my msc in mathematics, statistics or data science in germany so what are the neccessary procurement needed ?

Reply to David Genesis

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

31/01/22

Hello David. The admission/application process is university-specific. Hence, you can check out the university admission requirements by visiting the particular university on our website, https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/germany.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

31/01/22

You can also check with our Shiksha Study Abroad Counsellors, https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply or check out the general eligibility requirements for Post Graduate courses in Germany here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/studying-in-germany-all-you-need-to-know-articlepage-184

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shubm

13/11/21

hey to find part time jobs and hostels in germany from india only so that as soon as i went germany there's no problem

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

30/11/21

Hello Shubm. You can get in touch with your university alumni, you could also get in touch with your university rep or join credible groups on social media that would introduce you to what to expect in the foreign land.

I want to pursue PhD in chemistry.what si the procedure for that?

Reply to Shabana Butt

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

01/10/21

Hello Shabana. Do you have a university in Mind? You can take a look at the popular universities in Germany here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/germany. Application procedures for PhD studies are mentioned against every university. In case you are looking for assistance with the application pro...Hello Shabana. Do you have a university in Mind? You can take a look at the popular universities in Germany here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/germany. Application procedures for PhD studies are mentioned against every university. In case you are looking for assistance with the application process, feel free to get in touch with our Shiksha Study Abroad counsellors here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply

And. I.got everything from. University… but vfs not show.. Appointment. For bechlor ..?how can. I get appointment for visa interview.. I apply in sep intake

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

01/10/21

Hello Komaldeep. My apologies for the delayed response. But I pray that your query has been resolved.

In. Case. Of.. Visa rejection.. Then. How can. We got. Money .which was in. Blocked account?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

01/10/21

Hello Komaldeep. My apologies for the delayed response. But I pray that your query has been resolved.

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