Study Visa For Germany From India

A German university allures millions of Indian students. According to the present day enrollment data, India is the third most famous country of origin for international students in Germany. As of 2017/18 Winter Semester, 17,570 Indian students were attending university in Germany, 48% more than three years ago.

A usual difficulty that all these students have faced during the application process is the German student visa. The majority of students doesn’t have actual information and often miss out the vital details due to slight guidance and awareness. By law and rules, every non-EU national should get a visa to enter Germany for stays more than 90 days. That said, Indian students must primarily get a Student & Language course visa to get allow to study in Germany.

What type of visa do I need to study in Germany from India?

Study Visa For Germany

Visas issued by German authorities are transformed according to the time period of the stay in Germany. In accordance with the duration, German visas are divided into the following categories given.

  • Shot-Term Visa
  • Long-Term Visa

As a foreign student you will have to stay in Germany for around more than six months, therefore you need to apply for a Long-term visa which is known as D visa.

Indian students must get a Studying & Learning Language Visa in order to be permitted to study in Germany.

Making Your Visa Appointment

One needs to book an appointment at the German embassy to submit his or her student visa application. The appointment can be arranged online or through telephone number.

Below are the six German embassies in India and eligible applicants:

  • Visa Application Centre Bhutan – Bhutanese and third country legal residents in Bhutan.
  • German Consulate General, Mumbai – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu.
  • German Consulate General, Kolkata – Citizens of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
  • German Consulate General, Chennai – Citizens of Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Pondicherry.
  • General Consulate General, Bengalaru – Citizens of Karnataka and Kerala.
  • German Embassy, New Delhi – Citizens of these Indian states: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand including the Union Territories of Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep including Minicoy and Amini.

The following classification of Indian students don’t need to make an appointment to apply for a German student visa:

  • Postdoctoral Students
  • Scholarship holders
  • Some highly skilled professionals
  • Master students
  • Doctoral Students

If you’re one of the above students you can easily skip the wait time and go directly at the German embassy in India.

German Visa Requirements for Indian Students

Now that you know what kind of visa you need and you have organize a meeting at the embassy make sure you have secured genuine financial means for studying in Germany. One of the easiest and the best way to satisfy the authorities that you have sufficient money to cover your study and living cost is by opening a so-called Blocked bank account. Along with other documents, the German embassy/consulate in your home country will also need you to get a health insurance policy before permitted you a student visa.

Indian students must submit the following documents for a German student visa:

  • A valid passport – your passport must have been issued within the past 10 years and its validity has to extend at least 12 months after the scheduled return

An application form filled properly

  • A copy of your Passport – In A4 Format
  • A cover letter – Explaining the purpose of visit.

A letter of admission from an accredited university in Germany

  • The payment of university fees (if it is applicable)
  • Proof of language proficiency– English or German depending on which language your course will be taught.
  • Proof of health insurance – to cover the cost of living in Germany. You can prove the required financial capacities by means of a blocked account.
  • Proof of language proficiency– to cover your medical requirements in Germany Initially you can purchase a travel health insurance in India to cover you for at least three months which should suffice to arrive in Germany and enroll your course.

Make sure your application comprise a copy for every document mentioned above alongside the original copy. Also keep in mind that German embassy can request you additional documents if in case needed.

German Student Visa Fees

Indian students applying for a German student visa are charged certain fees.

Type of Visa Visa Fee (Rupee) Visa Fee (Euro)
National Visa (Under 18 Years Old) 3100 37.50
National Visa (Over 18 Years Old) 6200 75

Appointment Day

German embassies have a heavily loaded work agenda and you might have to wait various months before getting a second appointment. It is very important you make sure everything is in its place on the appointment day. Properly check your paperwork, multiple times if needed, to see if you have forgotten anything by chance. On the day of the appointment, leave early so you’ll be on time. It is good to arrive at the German embassy at least 30 minutes before the scheduled meeting.

The meeting lasts for about 10 minutes until the officer there goes through your application and asks you a few questions regarding the purpose of your visit to Germany.

An important note: VfS Global is in impose of assemble German visa applications in India. That said, their service is administrative in nature and the embassy is in charge of deciding whether you’ll take or not your student visa.

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