All you want and should know about studying in Germany you can find on the Website: www.study-in-germany.de
Once you are ready to apply for a study visa you can find all information about the application procedure here.
Checklist of required documents for a study visa (print-version):
|2x Application form||Application completed, printed and signed|
(including Information provided to applicants pursuant to Section 54 (2) 8 in conjunction with Section 53 of the Residence Act)
Passport+ 2 copies of the data page
|Valid and signed passport which must have at least two blank pages. It is not mandatory but strongly recommended that the passport is valid for the whole intended stay in Germany.|
|2x Photo||Recent passport photographs according to biometric specifications (not stapled)|
|2x Letter of Motivation|
Letter of admission from German University+ 2 copies
Approval notification / acceptance letter by a German Universityor preparatory college (with fixed dates/Duration)
Proof of language knowledge+ 2 copies
Only required if not already verified in connection with the admission process at the University.
Proof of German language proficiency required for the respective studies (must be based on a test pursuant to the standards of the Association of Language Testers in Europe); generally accepted: DSH, TestDaF, DSD-II, ZOP, KDS, GDS)
proof of registration for a German language course preparing for the intended studies
Proof of financial means+ 2 copies
Proof of financial means of a minimum of 853 EUR per month (as from 2019) for one year in advance. Therefore 10,236 EUR needs to be available with one of the following options:
Academic qualification+ 2 copies
Proof of health insurance+ 2 copies
|Valid health insurance|
Two copies of this checklist have to be signed and submitted with your application.
The German Mission reserves the right to ask for additional documentation at any time during the processing of the application whenever deemed necessary. Presenting the above-mentioned documentation does not guarantee that the visa will be granted. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase an airline ticket unless the visa has been approved and the German Mission requests you to do so.
The processing time will usually take four weeks, but my take considerably longer depending on the individual cases. Once the application has been approved by the relevant German authority, the German Mission will issue a visa valid for 3 - 6 months (depending on the duration of the travel insurance provided). Your subsequent residence permit will be issued by the competent Aliens Authority in Germany. You are required to apply well in advance for it before the expiry of the visa.