Uniting Innovation with Cultural Riches


Germany is a sought-after study abroad destination known for its strong emphasis on research and engineering disciplines. With a world-class education system, numerous English-taught programs, and an innovative environment, it offers a unique blend of academic excellence and cultural experiences.

Why Study in this country?

Germany has emerged as a top choice for international students pursuing higher education, driven by several compelling factors:

  • Cost-Friendly Education: Germany's education system is predominantly state-funded, offering tuition-free education in public institutions. Private universities, while a minority, have relatively low tuition fees, making education affordable without compromising quality.
  • Abundant Scholarships: Germany is renowned for its diverse scholarship programs, supported by political, religious, and government organizations. International students have easy access to a wide range of scholarships across various fields of study.
  • Overcoming Language Barriers: Germany has expanded its English-taught programs, surpassing the UK and the US in this regard. Students can pursue courses in English across disciplines, from medicine to engineering, opening doors for a global student community.
  • Promising Career Prospects: German universities emphasize research-oriented education with practical exposure, fostering an ideal balance of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. Graduates with internationally recognized degrees are highly sought after in various industries worldwide.
  • Work Opportunities: Germany allows international students to work for up to 90 full working days or 180 half working days while studying. After completing their studies, students have the flexibility to seek employment within the country, with an initial extension of 18 months and the option to further extend as needed.
  • Excellence in Infrastructure: Germany maintains high academic standards and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Diverse faculty members contribute to comprehensive learning, nurturing students' potential for innovation and excellence.
  • Enriching Lifestyle: Germany offers a culturally diverse environment, a range of outdoor activities, and opportunities for leisure, providing a harmonious balance to demanding academic schedules. Exploring the country's pleasant landscapes during weekends is a significant perk, while the welcoming and respectful attitude of Germans toward international students enhances the overall experience.

These factors collectively establish Germany as a premier destination for international students seeking affordable, quality education, and a promising future.

Document required for admission

If Students are looking forward to getting admission at any one of the universities in Germany, they need to meet certain requirements. They need to submit some of the important documents while applying. These documents serve as proof of their skills, abilities, nationality, and identity. Universities ask for documents depending on the student's study level and course of study. However, to study in Germany, they will need the following documents:

  • Copy of passport: Mainly first and the last page of Passport- verifying student's complete surname, first name, date of birth, address, and expiration date.
  • Updated Resume/CV. A Resume is a document that includes individual details like their educational background and skillsets. Additionally, it contains personal details, contact details, education, and work experience details of a person. The Resume is a major document while screening applicants when seeking admission.
  • Academic documents: Applicants will also have to supply documents providing that they possess the right academic credentials. This will entail scanning accurate copies of certificates or photocopying them using a high-quality device.
    • 10th Grade Transcripts & Certificate.
    • 12th Grade Transcripts & Certificate.
    • Bachelor's Transcripts & Degree (for Masters/PG Programs Only).
    • Master's Transcripts & Degree (if available).
    • Diploma Transcripts & Certificate (if available).
    • Other Diplomas/Certificates (if available).
  • Language proficiency: If Students want to apply for an English-taught degree, the accepted certifications are:
    • TOEFL iBT
    • IELTS Academic
    • PTE Academic
    • C1 Advanced
    • If they want to pursue their studies in German, they need to pass the German Telc or TestDaF test
  • Two letters of recommendation A Recommendation letter is a letter requested to be written about us by someone. The writer assesses qualities, Characteristics, and capabilities of the person being recommended in terms of that individual's ability to perform a particular task or function and writes the letter of recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose: while joining the University students need to tell them why they have specially chosen that university and course through the Statement of Purpose. The Statement of Purposes is a brief and focused essay on one's career and research goals and accomplishments so far to achieve them.
  • Passport size Photograph: Students need to concentrate on these photos. They need to arrange the correct sized and latest photographs to apply. If they have not attached the correct sized photographs their application may get rejected.
  • Duly filled application form Forms vary, but will always require personal information such as Student's name, address, and age. There will be questions about their prior qualifications and academic history, as well as spaces to explain their motivation to study.
  • Work experience: For some Study Programs like MBA students will need to submit their work experience details also along with the required documents. The major documents in proof of work experience include
    • Latest Joining Letter.
    • Latest Salary Slip.
    • Employment Certificates from all Previous Employers.

Note: This document checklist may vary on the requirement of different Universities.

Visa Process

Once the students get their Offer letter from the University of Germany, they can start the Visa Process. It is advisable to start the Visa process as soon as possible so that they can reach Germany on time before their classes begin. The decision about visa application is based on the information and the supporting documents students provide. Here is a checklist of the required documents to apply for a German student visa:

  • Two duly completed national visa application forms.
  • Valid national passport.
  • Two recently taken biometric portrait photographs.
  • Proof of admission at a German education institution. The student should send their letter of admission
  • Proof of payment of study fees, if applicable
  • Proof of German language proficiency. (For German-only and mixed-language study programs).
    • German Language University Entrance Examination for International Applicants (DSH).
    • Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF).
    • Goethe Institute German Language Diploma (GDS).
    • German Language Diploma of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, Level II (DSD).
  • Proof of English language proficiency. (For English and mixed-language study programs).
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Accepted results are PBT (paper-based test) 550 Points, CbT (computer-based test) 213 Points and IbT (internet-based test) 79-80 Points.
    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Accepted scores by German universities are 5 - 6.5.
  • Authenticated certificates of earlier education.
  • Curriculum vitae. It has to be accompanied with evidence of previous and current internship and work experiences if any.
  • Cover letter from the applicant explaining the exact purpose and duration of stay.
  • Means of subsistence “Finanzieruungsnachweis”. The evidence the student provides must show they have enough money to cover living, accommodation, and study costs. (Send any of the following).
    • Blocked bank account- One of the easiest and fastest ways to open a German Blocked Account.
    • Letter of commitment by a resident “Verpflichtungserklärung“ - A person living in Germany, showing they will be covering his/her accommodation and/or other living costs while students will be here.
    • Letter of a declaration by a parent - It has to show their commitment to support students financially during their stay here. It must be supplemented by their bank statements of the last 6 months.
    • Scholarship awarding certificate - It must show the student as a receiver and the amount of financial coverage granted to the student by this scholarship.
    • Student health insurance -Travel health insurance covering the period from student's departure to the date of enrolment at the university (mentioned in the letter of admission)
    • Motivational letter - Students will have to express the reason for choosing the specific university, study program. Students should also mention their studies and plans and how these studies will be improving their careers and life.
    • Marriage certificate - ( if the student is married). Support that with a birth certificate of any child (If related).
    • Proof of having paid the German student visa application fee. The fee is 60 EUR

Important points to note

  • Please note that the German Consulate General reserves the right to ask for additional documents or the verification of certificates, for which additional fees would be charged.
  • Please prepare two identical application sets with the above-mentioned documents and Take original certificates along.
  • As the application will be forwarded to the competent immigration authorities in Germany, the processing of the application will take four to eight weeks. Students are therefore advised to apply well in advance of the proposed beginning of their studies.
  • The submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a visa interview may result in the rejection of the application.

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