Appointments and deadlines:
Preparations for foreign students

Some students decide to study abroad at short notice and sometimes panic. With this article we would like to take away the fear of organizing your studies in Germany.

Preparing for your studies is easy! You don’t have to worry if you follow a few simple recommendations!

Knowing deadlines and scheduling deadlines

Enter the dates early in your agenda!

Application deadlines

If you have not yet submitted your application, it is recommended that you first mark the application deadlines for your organisation in your calendar. It is very important to meet the application deadlines in order to be able to fulfill your dream of studying in Germany.

Your own time management for the summer semester in Germany: Summer semester in Germany

Your own time management for the winter semester in Germany: Winter semester in Germany

What’s the next step?

A few weeks after your application at a German university you will receive a letter of confirmation in case of success. With this letter you are allowed to study in Germany, as long as you still meet the language requirements. If you come from a non-EU country, you often need a visa.

Appointment for a language test

In order to enroll in Germany, you need to have proof of sufficient language proficiency.

Find out when a language test is offered at your university or place of residence.

Appointment for the visa

Most students from non-EU countries have to apply for a visa to study in Germany.

If you need to apply for a visa, we recommend that you contact the Embassy of the German Foreign Office in your home country in a timely manner.

There you will find out what deadlines you have to meet. Important questions can also be answered there.

The visa application process usually takes two to three weeks, but sometimes up to six weeks. Therefore, you should submit the application immediately after receiving the letter of admission.

Please prepare for the appointment at the embassy!

Guide: Application

Finding a Study Programme
Prepare your Application
Apply to your Studies

Arrival to your Studies

Visa Organization
Prepare your Arrival
Arrive Successfully

Begin your Studies!

Goal: Enrollment
Support: Important Steps
|| Last change: 26-05-2018
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