Do I need an entrance visa in order to apply for admission?
No. You can, however, apply for a student applicantif you have not previously been able to establish contact with a German university. This will enable you to remain in Germany for eight months in order to gather information about studying in Germany and take steps to comply with any requirements for applying or being admitted to your chosen course that you do not already meet. During this time, you can also try to extend your residence permit without having to leave Germany.
Do I need to apply for an entrance visa in order to study?
In most cases, the only way to gain entrance to Germany in order to study is to obtain a student Federal Foreign Office's website.. If you enter Germany with a normal tourist or without a at all, the will not issue you with a study residence permit. More detailed information about the requirements for individual countries can be found on the German
Citizens of EU countries and EEA countries (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland) may enter the country without a. After entering the country you must obtain a certificate confirming your right of residence from the registration office. Equally, citizens of Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand and the USA may also enter the country without a . You must apply for a study residence permit from the after entering the country.
A letter of admission from the University of Magdeburg and proof of sufficient funds for financing at least one year of study in Germany (934 EUR/month or 11,208 EUR/year) must be submitted to the German embassy in your home country with your study Note: For study and research visits of up to one year, it is possible to apply at the German Embassy for a for the entire duration of your stay.application. As the application process may take between three and twelve weeks, we recommend that you submit your application to the German embassy in your home country as early as possible. This is time-limited (usually for three to six months) and must therefore be converted into a residence permit for the duration of your studies after you arrive in Magdeburg.
Student applicant visa
If you have been unable to make contact with a German university from within your home country, the student applicantgrants you the opportunity to enter Germany without having formally applied or having been admitted to an institution of higher education. Your stay as a student applicant may not exceed nine months. Initially, you will receive a three-month from the German Embassy. The may then be converted in Germany to a study application residence permit for a further six months by the relevant . During this period, you may research the possibilities for undergraduate and postgraduate/PhD studies in Germany or take steps to meet any requirements for an application or admission to the course of study that you do not already fulfil. If all of the study requirements are met, you will receive a study residence permit. When applying for a student applicant , evidence of your qualifications to date and sufficient financial means (no less than 934 EUR/month for one year) must be provided to the German Embassy in your home country.