Germany Student Visa | Process and Requirements
If you need Germany student visa, you should start the process earlier before your program start date. For this, you should visit a genuine student visa consultant for Germany who can guide you throughout the whole process of student visa. Also, a good consultant will tell you each and every requirement of Germany study visa. You can also visit the immigration website of Germany for this.
Most of German universities have their programs offered in German languages, however, there are also a lot of international programs offered in English language only or with a combination with a German and other languages, So you don’t need to worried about language whether you have proficiency in English or German language as well as.
If you want to prove your proficiency in German language, then the accepted forms are:
- German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, Level II (DSD)
- Goethe Institute German Language Diploma (GDS)
- Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF)
While, if you want to prove the proficiency in English language, the followings are the accepted forms:
- IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) Test Results – this is another accepted form of proving the English Language proficiency, where the required points by German universities are 5 – 6.5 Score.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test Results – The accepted results are: paper-based test (PbT) 550 Points, computer-based test (CbT) 213 Points and internet-based test (IbT) 79-80 Points.
- Other forms – if you want to prove your English language proficiency in other forms, the accepted level according to the European Language Passportmust be B1/B2 –intermediate.
|1.||valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 12 months validity left after the scheduled return)|
|2.||1 copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy)|
|3.||3 passport pictures according to biometric specifications|
|4.||Personal covering letter with entire travel plan (itinerary) explaining the exact purpose and duration of stay|
|5.||For Minors: |
– If travelling unaccompanied by parent(s), consent letter signed by both parents & applicant
– Form signed by both parents
– Copy of the parent(s)’ passports data page
|6.||proof of payment of study fees if applicable|
|7.||proof of other academic qualifications, if applicable|
|8.||proof of language proficiency in English and/or German (ONLY if course is taught in German)|
|9.||No-objection certificate of school or university (if student) (blocked account) in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of 8640,- Euros and the remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of 720,- Euros – Confirmation of an annually renewable bank guarantee from a bank in Germany in the amount of 8640,- Euros – PLEASE NOTE: You cannot withdraw more than 720 Euros per month from a blocked account. However, especially at the beginning of your stay, you might be required to spend more than 720 Euros in a month (e.g. to pay a deposit when renting a room or an apartment). It is therefore highly recommended to make sure that you have access to sufficient financial means according to your individual situation.|
Proof of financial status:
If employed: Pay slips of the past three months / employment contract
If self-employed: Certificate of Proprietorship or other proof of ownership (proof of land title, proof of income from agriculture (sales form) etc.)
|10.||Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Form 16 (Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary)|
|11.||Personal bank statement of the past three months with sufficient funds|
|12.||Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in the Schengen area|
Flight reservation, (rail tickets, others, if internal travel involved).
|13.||Travel health insurance (Kindly refer to www.india.diplo.de/visa to find out about the travel health insurances accepted)|
|14.||Proof of civil status: Marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable|
Step by Step process to Study in Germany
Choose your college or university in Germany.
Start with the enrollment process
For enrollment at the university or college, you will require certified copies of your academic mark sheets and certificates.
Open your blocked account
You are required to provide the proof of sufficient funds to cover your living expenses in Germany, as part of your Germany student visa application. To fulfill this requirement you can open a blocked account at a branch of Kotak Mahindra Bank in India. The account can be opened in any Branch of Kotak Mahindra in India. Visit any branch and fill your application for the opening of a blocked account for student visa for Germany. The proof of the opening of such account is required at the time of visa applying process. After your arrival in Germany, you can request Kotak Mahindra Bank to transfer your full deposited amount into a blocked account of any local bank in Germany. An e-mail confirmation is needed with the activation of blocked account. After the successful submission transfer a minimum amount of 8820.00 Euro at your visa interview. Also, you may open a blocked account at a bank in Germany. Currently there are two banks in Germany, that offer this service to students prior to their arrival in Germany. The names of these banks are Deutsche Bank and Fintiba/Sutor Bank.
Schedule an appointment with the embassy for your visa interview with the embassy.
The visa fee has to be paid at the time of the visa interview.
Shortly before your appointment, please verify the current exchange rate for your visa fee on this website and obtain the Demand Draft.
Demand Drafts with incorrect amounts will not be accepted. Please note that the fee is not refundable, even when the visa is rejected.
You will receive the revert from embassy that your visa is approved.
Stay back options in Germany:
Any student who so ever has completed his course from German University or College gets a stay back option of 18 months which is given as job search visa.
Please prepare two identical application sets with the above-mentioned documents and bring your original certificates along.
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