A German student visa is required for students from non-EU countries. There are two types of visas: a regular student visa and a language course visa. The visa entitles you to stay in Germany for the duration of your studies. A German student visa is not particularly expensive, but there are a few bureaucratic hurdles to be overcome in order to be issued. A visit to your German consulate may also be required.
The most important German student visa (visa for study purposes) is a visa for people who have already been admitted to study.
There is also a language course visa for people who are admitted to a language course lasting from three months to a year.
The process to get a student visa for Germany usually takes about 6 to 12 weeks, in some cases it can take up to 4 months.
If you are admitted to a college or university in Germany, you can apply for a student visa.
After enrollment, your student applicant visa can be converted into a national visa. In order to apply for such a visa, you must provide evidence of your application at a German university.
You must submit your student visa application approximately four months before the start of your course. This should allow enough time to make an appointment, complete the necessary paperwork, attend the interview and wait the 6 to 12 weeks for your visa to be processed.