Germany Visa Requirements

  • Germany Visa Application Form.

  • Valid Passport.

  • Two identical Germany Visa Photos.

  • Proof of Accommodation in Germany.

  • Transportation / Round trip reservation or itinerary.

  • Adequate Health Insurance Coverage.

  • Proof of Financial Means.

Germany Visa Application Form

You should start your application procedure by fulfilling the German visa application form.

  • If you are applying for a German short stay visa, you need a Schengen visa application form.

  • If you are applying for a German long-stay visa, you should complete two National visa application forms.

Give detailed and accurate information about yourself and the purpose of your travel that complies with the information in the other required documents. Print the form and sign it at the end.

Valid Passport

Your passport has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months before the due date in order to be eligible to apply for a visa for Germany. It should also fulfill the other passport requirements, such as having one blank page in order to be able to affix a visa sticker in it. Keep in mind that your passport will remain at the embassy throughout the time of your application processing.

Two identical Germany Visa Photos


Two photos for your Germany visa application are mandatory. They must fulfill all of the German visa photo requirements, including being in the right size, color and face position.

Types of Germany Study Visas

You may be issued a German visa for studies for a range of study levels and degrees. This includes undergraduate, exchange, graduate, or postgraduate studies. This also covers participation in a pre-academic measure or in a non-academic German language course.

There are three types of German student visas you can apply for:


  • German Student Visa. This is the standard student visa for international students who have been admitted to a German university and are ready to start their studies at a full-time university program.

  • German Student Applicant Visa. You need this visa if you need to be in Germany to apply for university admission in person. This visa doesn’t allow you to study in Germany, it’s only valid for the university application process.

  • German Language Course Visa. You need this type of visa to study for a German language course in Germany.

Germany Student Visa Requirements

The most important requirements during your Germany student visa process are:


  • Visa Application Documents.

    • Duly filled out and signed a national visa application form.

    • Your valid national passport.

    • Two photocopies of your passport.

    • Your certificate of birth.

    • Your marriage certificate. (If applicable).

    • Your child’s certificate of birth. (If applicable).

    • Your recent passport-style photographs. (Up to 3).

    • Photocopies of previous German residence titles. (If applicable).

  • Proof of Financial Resources “Finanzierungsnachweis”.  (One of the following)

    • €10,332 deposit confirmation at a German blocked bank account.

    • Letter of commitment and evidence of your parent’s income records and financial assets.

    • Letter of commitment by a German resident “Verpflichtungserklärung”. This letter is taken at the Alien’s Registration Office, by the German resident who is going to cover your costs during your studies.

    • Scholarship awarding certificate. It must show the amount of costs it covers.

    • Bank guarantee. Issued to you by a recognized German bank.

  • Proof of University Admission.

    • Confirmation of admission in studies “Zulassungsbescheid”. Issued by a recognized higher education provider in Germany, showing when you’re starting your studies and the language of teaching.

    • Proof of conditional admission “Bedingter Zulassungsbescheid” and a confirmed intensive course “Intensiv-Sprachkurs”. The letter must show you’re conditioned and confirmed to participate in an intensive language course before getting the final university admission. The course must last more than 6 months, with not less than 18 hours of lessons in a week.

      • Proof of conditional university admission.

        • Letter from “uni-assist”.

        • Confirmation of admission as an applicant.

        • Communication with the university, regarding conditions for final admission.

      • Proof of having paid for the language course. Accompanied by a confirmed place in the course. The payment must cover at least 3 first months.

    • Confirmation of admission in a university preparatory course “Studienkolleg”.

      • Proof of conditional university admission.

        • Letter from “uni-assist”.

        • Confirmation of admission as an applicant.

        • Communication with the university, regarding conditions for final admission.

      • Proof of having been confirmed as a participant in the course.

  • Evidence of your earlier education.

    • Original school-leaving certificate.

    • Degree certificate. (If you’re entering Master or PhD studies).

  • Student Health Insurance.

  • University entrance qualification.

  • Certificate of German or English Language Proficiency.

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German Student Visa Processing Time

On average, it takes up to 25 days for your German student visa application to be processed. The processing time varies depending on the country and the German embassy you apply to.

All other German visa applications for studies are normally processed within 3 months.

Germany Application Fee

German Short-Stay Visa Category

Fee in EUR

Airport Transit visa


Short stay visa  (Adults)


Children between 6-12 years of age


Children younger than 6 years of age



All figures and information are correct as at last fee evaluation period. Schools reserve the right to change and modify tuition fees as they deem fit.
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