Student Visa Checklist

13.04.2021 - Article

In order to apply for a student visa, you need to submit the following documents:

  • Filled in and signed application forms . Please ensure that a high quality printout of the barcode is submitted with the application.

  • 3 recent biometric passport photos (not older than six months), 2 glued to the application forms and 1 attached with a paper clip

  • Passport, issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least one more year from the intended date of entry into Germany, with at least 2 empty pages + 2 photocopies of the data page

  • Valid Maltese residence permit + 2 photocopies

  • Proof of admittance to the study course including information about the teaching language + 2 photocopies. - Please check if the teaching institute is listed in the Higher Education Compass (Hochschulkompass) datebase. If not, please contact us beforehand.

  • If German is the teaching language: proof of the required language skills (as a rule at least B2) + 2 photocopies

  • Where available: Certificates of other academic qualifications + 2 photocopies

  • To stay in Germany the applicant must have at least 934,- EUR/month at his/her disposal. Proof in form of a blocked bank account (Sperrkonto) for at least 1 year (11.208,- EUR) needs to be submitted with the application. You can choose where to set up your blocked account. Feel free to carry out a search on the internet using the keywords “Blocked account” or “Sperrkonto”.

  • Curriculum vitae + 1 photocopy

  • Motivation letter + 1 photocopy

  • Travel health insurance policy for 14 days from the intended date of entry into Germany (the policy can be presented later – latest on the day the visa is issued)

  • Visa fee is 75,- EUR to be paid either in cash (exact change please) or by credit card (only Visa or Master Card).

Please note:

Certificates, diplomas etc. issued in countries outside the EU must be presented as originals with apostille/legalisation. Your original documents will be returned to you once your application has been processed.

Where applicabel the visa must be approved by the competent Immigration Office (Ausländerbehörde). The visa can only be issued when the approval has been received.

This information is regularly updated but makes no claim to be complete.

In some cases additional documentation may be required.

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