How to Apply to Study in Germany as Foreign Student

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Majority of international students study in Germany. Here are the steps you need to go through

Find a Study Program.

(Start researching at least 3 months before deciding)

Finding a university and choosing a study program that suits your interests is the first step to planning your studies in Germany.

Meet All Requirements.

(Two weeks before the application is opened)

Now that you have decided what university and what study program you want to attend you must check out all the requirements. For this purpose, you check the university website and their admission requirements section. If there are things you don’t understand never hesitate to contact the university directly.

Learn The German Language.

(Start learning it 6 months before the application or the course commencing)

Your success at university highly depends on your skills in the German language, even if your program is in the English language.

Find Financial Resources.

(at least two weeks before you apply for a German student visa)

The next step is making sure you have the required financial means to live and study in Germany. Under the current law, every foreign non-EU or non-EEA student must have proper financial means to finance their stay in Germany during their studies.

Apply For Admission.

(As soon as you complete requirements)

After double-checking your application documents, it’s time for you to submit the application. The application can be carried online, but there may be universities that receive only applications in person or by post.

Get Your German Student Visa.

(As soon as you receive the admission letter)

If you’re a student coming from a non-EU and non-EEA country you must get a German student visa.

For detailed guidance on how to get your student visa, please buy our ebook “Everything You Need To Know To Study In Germany As a Foreign Student“.

Find Accommodation.

(If possible two weeks before your landing in Germany)

Now that you’re officially an admitted student in Germany and you have your student visa you must think of a place to stay in.

Enroll At Your University.

(First week after arriving in Germany)

The final step to officially be given a place at the university of your choice is to enroll in the course at which you have been admitted.

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