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Do I Need a Visa to Study In Germany?

If you are citizen of EU/EEA/Swiss, you don’t need a visa to live and study in Germany.
If you are not citizen of EU/EEA/Swiss and intend to study longer than 90 days then you will need to apply for a German student visa.

Where do I find visa information for my country?

For more information about visa requirements, contact the German embassy or German consulate in your home country.

How long does it take to apply for and receive my German student visa?

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

How can I find out whether my school-leaving certificate will be recognized in Germany?

The DAAD admission database will tell you whether your university entrance qualification is recognised in Germany. You can obtain more specific information about other countries and certificates at Anabin. This database contains information on how foreign secondary school-leaving certificates are evaluated. It provides all relevant information, e.g. whether your certificate will be recognised and whether you will need to meet further requirements. The final decision is always made by the university, to which you apply

What can I do if they don’t recognize my school-leaving certificate?

If your secondary school-leaving certificate is not recognised in Germany, you can gain entrance qualification to German university by completing a foundation course (“Studienkolleg”). You first have to pass an entrance examination to participate in a foundation course. Good German language skills are a prerequisite (B1 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages).

What is a “Studienkolleg” (foundation course)?

If your school-leaving certificate is not recognised in Germany, you can still study at a German university by participating in a “Studienkolleg” (foundation course). Good German language skills are required. To gain admission to a foundation course, you must first pass an entrance examination. Participation in the course is usually free of charge. Foundation courses take one year to complete and conclude with the “Feststellungsprüfung” (university qualification assessment examination).

Where can I find the best University in my area of study?

As all German universities offer very good education, it’s hard to say which university is the best. The best university for you is the one which best meets your expectations. When choosing a university, you should take several aspects into account, like the range of subjects, the size of the university and city, as well as the cost of living in that city.

How do I apply to a German university?

Please contact our service department and we will help you checking your documents for admission in a German university.

What is the Average Cost of Living in Germany in 2019?

Compared to other European countries, the cost of living in Germany is quite reasonable. The prices for food, accommodation, clothing, cultural events, etc. are basically in line with the EU average. You will need around 720 euros per month to cover your living expenses. The largest expense is your monthly rent. In most cases, applicants have to prove that they have around 8640 euros at their disposal for one year.

Which Region has the highest cost of living in Germany?

The south of Germany is the most expensive area to live in Germany. Two of the largest cities in this part of the country, Munich and Stuttgart, are some of the most expensive cities to live in.

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