Germany, ranked among world’s top destination for International students, where students have world class institutions, zero or low tuition fees and lower blocked fund. However, students need to pay administrative costs.
There are 3 types of German student visa for Indians
- Student Visa for students who have been admitted to a German university and are ready to start their studies at a full-time university program.
- Student Applicant Visa to apply for university admission in person. This visa doesn’t allow you to study in Germany.
- Language Course Visa to study for a German language course in Germany.
For an Indian student who has received a letter of admission from an accredited university in Germany must make an appointment with the German embassy to submit student visa. There is a German Embassy in New Delhi and several German Consulates in India. For more details on embassy and consulates : https://india.diplo.de/in-en
Appointment is not required for the following categories of Indian students who apply for a German student visa:
- Master students
- Doctoral Students
- Postdoctoral Students
- Scholarship holders
- Some highly skilled professionals
When you get your admission letter apply for a Blocked account. This is one of the most important documents. A Blocked Account is a special kind of bank account for foreign students in Germany, to deposit the required amount of money to cover their living expenses for one year and serves as a proof of financial resources when applying for a German student visa.
You will also require a health insurance valid for at least 3 months to meet your medical expenses in Germany.
For courses taught in German language, minimum C1 level of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or DSH II is required. DSH is German language examination for university entrance.
The processing time of your application may vary between 15 to 60 calendar days. Usually about 10 working days after the submission or after the interview. You can track your visa application from India anytime.
For more details: https://www.germany-visa.org/