Study in Germany
Why Study In Germany
German universities have a quite good network with universities all over the world. Every year thousands of students have the opportunity to go abroad and spend some time in a different country, studying and living. This should be the same way for international students. Because of this, German universities and technical colleges try to provide enough university places for international students and they also make efforts to support them in many other questions concerning the time abroad.
APPLYING FOR THE CORRECT VISA
As an international student you may need an entry visa for Germany depending on where you come from and how long you plan to stay here. For more information about visa requirements, contact the German embassy or German consulate in your home country. You can find the address on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.
When applying for a visa, be sure to keep the following in mind:
- Submit your application early enough! Visa processing can take several months and you won’t be able to enter the country without a valid visa.
Apply for the correct visa! Tourist and language course visas cannot be converted into a Student Visa. With the wrong visa, you will be forced to leave the country at some point and apply for the correct visa at home.
Schedule your trip to Germany so that you have sufficient time to enrol at your university and take care of the administrative obligations. Enrollment is a prerequisite for obtaining the “residence permit for purposes of study”.
- Make sure your passport is valid for your entire stay! If your passport expires while you are in Germany, you will have to return to your home country and extend the validity of your passport there.
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR COUNTRY
To enter the country, you will most likely need a visa, which you can apply for before your trip at a German diplomatic mission in your home country. There are exceptions for specific countries, depending on the duration and purpose of your trip.