Get your German student visa
In general, if you are from a non-EU or non-EEA country you will need a student visa to enter Germany if you plan to attend a university or college
For the most up-to-date information on student visa requirements contact the German embassy or consulate in your home country.
It is very important that you apply for the correct type of student visa in enough time before you plan on arriving in Germany. It can take months for a visa application to be processed. Your passport must be valid for your entire stay otherwise you may need to return home to apply for a new one.
While exceptions can apply, student visas usually last for three months. Before this time period ends you will need to apply for a residence permit from the local Ausländerbehörde (Foreigners Office). The permit usually lasts for two years and can be extended as long as you have proof that you have continued your studies appropriately.
The paperwork required for a visa application depends on whether you have been accepted into a university or not, and can include academic qualifications, proof of financial resources in a Blocked Account and Health Insurance coverage. Please visit our Student Visa page for more information on visas for pursuing your higher education in Germany.
Expatrio can help you to open a Blocked Account and get the right Health Insurance coverage for your visa application.