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    Destination:

    Germany

    Visa:

    Study



    Germany Student Visa

    Learn about Germany's Student Visa guidelines that foreign Students need to know before going to study abroad for their Bachelor's or Master's degrees at a educational institute in Germany.

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      Not surprisingly, Germany is ranked among the world’s top destinations for international students. According to the latest official statistics, there are over 357,000 foreign students seeking a university degree in Germany whereas the number is steadily increasing.

      Moreover, Every year, thousands of scholars coming from all around the world trust their education in German universities.

      "Learn about the requirements for studying in Germany, such as how much does Germany study visa costs? What documents will you be needing to apply for a study visa? Etc"

      Who Can Study in Germany for Free?

      Germans, Europeans, and all non-Europeans can study in public universities Germany free of charge - without tuition fees. It does not matter if you are from the EU or EEA. This applies to almost all study programs at public universities.

      There is a tiny catch: If you are from outside the EU, you will need a residence permit before you arrive in the country; and you will have to finish your studies in Germany.

      Tuition Fees for Studying in Germany

      From 2017 on, public universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg can charge tuition fees from non-EU/EEA students. That includes the universities in Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Freiburg, Heidelberg, and some other cities. The tuition fees are set at 1,500 euros per semester - which is still much more affordable than in many other countries in Europe.

      Living Costs in Germany

      • You need 853 euros a month to cover your living expenses in Germany.
      •  To cover your living expenses in Germany you will be needing around 957 US dollars or $11,484 US dollars
      • The monthly rent is your largest expense in Germany.

      Germany Student Visa Processing Time

      The processing time for your German student visa takes up to 15 days. If you file your visa application during peak seasons and the German embassies receive too many applications then you may have to wait up to 30 days for the processing of your visa, or even up to 60 days in the extreme.

      Germany Study Visa Process

      Go to the visavendor.com. Here you will have to:

      • Fill in the Assessment form
      • Receive our email
      • You will have to pay the refundable visa service fee that Visa Vendor charges
      • After your payment, you will be given credentials of your portal
      • You will attach all your important documents that are mentioned in the checklist above
      • Your application will be finalized 
      • Once your application is completed, it will be sent to the embassy to get processed

      Germany Student Visa Fee

      Visa Type

      Fee

       Long stay visa for adults Germany National   Visa  (D Visa)

        €75


      Germany Student Visa Requirements

      • A visa application form.
      • A passport or travel document.
      • A valid visa. 
      • Proof of sufficient funds for the entire stay in Germany.
      • A round-trip ticket to Germany and back.
      • Declaration. Which is a form issued by the German authorities in your country of residence that you need to sign? 
      • Two passport photos. 
      • Proof of accommodation
      • Germany Travel Health Insurance.
      • A cover letter. Explain in this letter the reason why you are applying to visit Germany, how long you wish to stay, and other details regarding your trip.
      • Proof of civil status. This could be a marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, etc.
      • Proof of Admission
      • Original certificates of previous education.
      • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
      • Proof you have paid the visa application fee.
      • Proof of German language proficiency. (For German or mixed-language programs).
      • Proof of English language proficiency. 

      Countries Whose Nationals Don't Need a Visa to Study in Germany 

      Albania 

      Andorra

      Antigua and Barbuda
       
      Argentina

      Australia

      Bahamas

      Barbados

      Bosnia 

       Herzegovina
       
      Brazil
       
      Brunei

      Canada

        

      Costa Rica 

      Dominica 

      El Salvador 

      Georgia 

      Malaysia 

      Marshall Islands 

      Mauritius 

      Mexico

      Micronesia 

      United States of America 

      Uruguay 

      Vanuatu 

      Venezuela

       

        

      Palau 

      Panama

      Grenada 

      Guatemala 

      Holy See (Vatican City State) 

      Honduras 

      Hong Kong  

      Israel 

      Japan 

      Kiribati 

      Macao 

      Chile 

      Columbia

       

       

      Paraguay 

      Peru 

      Saint Kitts and Nevis 

      Saint Lucia 

      Saint Vincent 

      Samoa 

      Serbia 

      Seychelles 

      Singapore 

      Solomon Islands 

      South Korea 

      Taiwan

       

       

      New Zealand 

      Nicaragua 

      North Macedonia 

      Moldova

      Monaco

      Montenegro 

      Nauru 

      Timor Leste 

      Tonga

      Trinidad and Tobago
       
      Tuvalu 

      Ukraine

      United Arab Emirates


      Best Universities in Germany According to International Rankings

       University of Konstanz

       Hochschule Furtwangen University

       University of Tübingen

       Leuphana University of Lüneburg

       University of Freiburg

       University of Leipzig

       RWTH Aachen University

       University of Bamberg

       Friedrich Schiller University

       University of Göttingen





      Visa Information Tool


      Destination:

      Germany

      Visa:

      Study