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Study in Germany

Study in Germany is the most approachable place for international students, who want to study in Central Europe. It has rank of world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP as well as fifth largest by PPP (purchasing power parity). The UNDP ranks Germany on the top of Human Index Development because it offers to student tuition-free education universities, social security, and a universal health care system.

Visiting Germany also gives you breaks to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites which is ranked fourth on the list.

German universities are growing with both prestigious old institutions and fresher technical universities. They offer more than 500 diverse courses in bachelor’s & master’s degrees which deliverd mostly in the English Language. The international students have the best preferences to study in the most popular cities like Munich, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, and 40 further cities.

Sernexuss Immigration will lead your way in getting a German student visa by preparing with required documents and application process. If you are thinking to plan your study in Germany, fill our free assessment form or just call us to get your study visa on time without facing difficulties.

Visas For Study In Germany

There are three types of German study Visa to study in Germany; the applicants have to apply for suitable visas according to their purpose of study or travel or work;

  • Language Course Visa – The students have to enroll in the short German language usually for 3 months to 1 year.
  • Student Application Visa – The students who wish to go to Germany but still didn’t get the right college or formal offer letter or have to give entrance can obtain this visa with validity of 3 months which can be extended up to 6 months.
  • Student Visa – The students who have received the admission offer letter from the German universities have to apply for a student visa valid till the end of the course.

Documents Required For Germany Study Visa

To apply for study in Germany, the applicants have to fill the application form with required documents such as:

  • Two filled visa application form and signed
  • Original Passport; two copies
  •  Two passport size photographs
  • Previous education certificates
  • Birth Certificate
  • If married, proof of Marriage Certificate is required
  • If you have children, show proof of Child certificate
  • College admission letter or an offer letter from the respective German college or institute

You need to submit proof of financial resources. You can demonstrate one of the following documents as per your conditions:

  • You can open a Blocked bank account online from Fintiba. It is accepted by worldwide German embassies and Consulates.
  • You can provide a letter of declaration in which your parents will proclaim that they will support your living expenses, tuition fees, and other financial requirements.
  • If you have been awarded a scholarship, you have to show what financial expenses will be covered. 
  • You can provide a letter of commitment in which your known person living in Germany will commit to cover all your accommodation and living costs.
  • Have to show the evidence/proof of visa receipt fee as a proof of submission 
  • Have to show the proof of English or German language proficiency
  • You should add a motivational letter to show your academic and career goals for the chosen program. 
  • Updated CV or resume

You have to register yourself for Travel Health Insurance for almost 3 months from your departure to enrollment in the German universities; there are two categories

  • Students aged 29 or below are termed to be benefited from free travel health for up to 31 months offered by German Student Insurance
  • Students aged 30 or above such as interns, doctoral degrees, and language students can take EDUCARE24 by DR-WALTER
  • If you have Past Schengen Visa (can be submitted)
  • If you have Past Resident Visa (can be submitted)
Step By Step Process How to apply for Germany Student Visa

Step 1: Make a visa appointment to the German Embassy or Consulate in your country to submit your application.

Step 2: Arrange and collect your pre-requisite documents before you go to your scheduled interview. Get yourself ready for the common interview questions & specific documents if needed.

Step 3: On the day of the interview, prepare all the required documents for your scheduled interview as well as be rehearsed to answer all the interview questions that will be asked by the consulate officer to closely examine your case profile.

If you don’t have a German Embassy in your country, then you have to submit your application to a nearby neighboring country German Embassy/Consulate.

Cost of Study in Germany (Universities)

In Germany, public universities provide free education to international students but there are enrolment, administration, and confirmation fees per semester.

It cost also depends on whether you are taking admissions in private universities and which course to study. As private universities are not free and charge full tuition fees. But German universities

Some particular German universities have reasonable fees compared to other countries, such as the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, etcetera. The below table to have an idea of how much average tuition fees and living expense can be:

 Study ProgramAverage Tuition Fees
Undergraduate/ Bachelor Degree€500 – €20,000 yearly
Post undergraduate/ Master Degree€5,000 – €30,000 yearly
Doctorate Degree€5,000 – €12,000 yearly
Germany University Intake Calendar

Both Public as well as private universities and language course institutes in Germany follow the two major intakes which are broadly classified as:

Summer Semester: The students have to apply from January
Winter Semester: The students submit their application from the July

The Top Universities In Germany

QS World University Rankings 2023 – Top Universities in Germany

Germany rankGlobal rankUniversity

Technische Universität München

263Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
364Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
4117Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
5130Freie Universität Berlin
6131KIT, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
7145Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
8148Technische Universität Berlin
9173Technische Universität Dresden
10175Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

The applicants submit their application at student visa application form 3 months before this date of commencement of college. If you don’t want to miss your interview slot or any other delay or reasons, you should be particular about this and must submit your application within the specified time.

The processing time for a German student visa can vary from German Embassy, from where are you applying, and for which course. The applicants can get their confirmation email within 25 days or it may take 6 to 12 weeks for the embassy to go through your profile and decide whether you are eligible or not for Student Visa.

This is the most essential for the applicants to be aware of once arrive in Germany; you just have to follow three steps;

  • First, register your address in the nearby local registration office in Germany.
  • Second, after receiving the confirmation, register for an appointment with the nearest immigration Authorities.
  • Third, on the day of the interview, carry your application form and required documents with you.

After these three steps, you will be receiving your Student Residence Permit in Germany.

The blocked account is a kind of bank account for international students which can be used as ‘proof of financial’ to show you have enough money for living in Germany during your course of studies. It also highly increases your chance of getting a student visa. As per the record, you have to maintain euro 10,322 in your bank account before applying.

Euro 75 is the cost of a German Student Visa which has to be paid through bank transfer in the name of the German Embassy/ Consulate in your country. Online modes such as credit/debit cards or cheques are not acceptable. And remember this is a non-refundable fee.

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