Moving Procedures for Obtaining Education in Germany

Moving Procedures for Obtaining Education in Germany

If you plan to study in Germany, you may need a visa, depending on where you come from and how long you plan to stay.

For EU/EEA citizens and Swiss nationals a visa is not required to enter Germany. You can find a list of other visa-exempt countries here: www.auswaertiges-amt.de.

What kind of visa is required to study in Germany?

To study in Germany a German National Visa (D Visa) is required. Third-country nationals, not listed above, need to apply for a student visa.

There are three types of German Student Visa:

  • Language Course Visa (Visa for Language Learning) – for educational activities lasting from 3 months up to 1 year, to participate in German language courses. You can not convert it into a Student Applicant Visa.
  • Student Applicant Visa (Visum Zur Studienbewerbung) – it is highly recommended to apply for this visa if you haven’t received the Confirmation of Acceptance from the university or haven’t chosen your course yet.
  • Student Visa (Visum Zu Studienzwecken) – in case you received the university’s Confirmation of Acceptance. The study visa is typically valid for 90 days and can be converted to a residence permit.

Where to submit documents to obtain a Student Visa?

Prospective students need to submit the application for a student visa at the closest German Embassy (Botschaft) or Consulate (Generalkonsulat) in their country of residence before entering Germany.

Do you need to register your residence as the European Union, the European Economic Area, or Switzerland citizen?

Yes, you have to register your address at the Residents’ Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) within two weeks of moving to a new residence in Germany.

Where to Submit Documents and Receive a Student Residence Permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) for NON EU/EEA citizens?

After you arrive in Germany, you need to register your address with the Resident Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) and get your residence permit at the Foreigners’ Registration office. (Ausländeramt).

A holder of a Student German Residence Permit has the following rights:

  • Live in Germany,
  • Get a part-time job,
  • Graduates from a German University can prolong the residence permit for up to 18 months to find a job.

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