Why study in Germany?

Germany is an ideal study abroad destination, it has several universities offering courses in a range of subjects. International students can opt for courses in a range of subjects from Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, or Business.

The USP of German universities are a combination of high-quality education with a unique cultural environment.

Here are 9 great reasons to choose Germany for your Study Abroad destination
  1. No tuition fees in most universities while others have minimum fees
  2. Highly qualified staff who offer world class teaching
  3. Choice of hundreds of academic courses
  4. Students from all over the world create cultural diversity
  5. Opportunity to learn German language
  6. Numerous options to work in the country once your course is over
  7. Option to take the courses in English
  8. Affordable cost of living
  9. Opportunity to live in one of the world’s most developed countries
Type of visa
  • If your course duration is three months or less, you will need a Schengen visa
  • If your course duration is more than 3 months, you will need a German national visa
  • If you take a German national visa to pursue your studies in Germany, you will have to take a residence permit while your entry visa is still valid

Before you plan to move to Germany for higher studies, ensure that you know about the visa requirements as an international student. The type of visa will be based on the course you have opted for and its duration.

Types of German Study Visas

There are different visa requirements for different study programs- graduate, post-graduate, exchange or doctorate studies. You may even need a visa for participation in a pre-academic course 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 a visa for international students who have gained admission in a German University to a full-time study program.

German Student Applicant Visa: You will need this visa if you must apply in person for admission to a university course. You can use this visa to apply for your course but will not be allowed to study in Germany with this visa.

German Language Course Visa:  You will need this visa if you want to study for a German language course in Germany.

Visa Requirements

Completed and signed visa application form

Valid 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-size photos (Up to 3)

Photocopies of previous German residence titles. (If applicable)

Previous Schengen visa

Previous German resident permit

Proof of Financial Resources “Finanzierungsnachweis” which can be any one of the following:

Proof of University Admission
  • Confirmation of admission studies “Zulassungsbescheid” that is issued by a recognized higher education provider in Germany, that has the date of commencement of yours studies and the medium of instruction.
  • Proof of conditional admission “Bedingter Zulassungsbescheid” and a confirmed intensive course “Intensiv-Sprachkurs”. This is a letter confirming your participation in an intensive language course before you get the final confirmation of your university admission.
How will Y-Axis help you?

We at Y-Axis will help you not only in the visa application process, our services package includes counseling, course selection, documentation, coaching & student visa application.

Is it important to be able to communicate in German in order to study in Germany?

No, knowing German is not a requirement for studying in Germany. Many universities offer English-language postgraduate programs. It will also be determined by the course for which you wish to apply.

Is IELTS a requirement for a student visa in Germany?

Yes, IELTS scores are required for obtaining a Germany Student Visa as proof of English proficiency.

How do I apply for a free study program in Germany?

Studying for free in Germany means that there would be no or very low tuition fees. This is so at public colleges, where there are no tuition fees. Fluency in German or an average of 80 percent for certain universities are among the requirements for admission.

Are the courses offered in English?

Yes, the majority of universities offer English courses. Nonetheless, since certain courses are only offered in German, public universities require German language certification as a condition of admission.

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