In Germany there are very favourable conditions for a excellent study. There are also many opportunities to do an internship here, for example in an international organisation, a multinational company or a medium-sized or small business.
Unfortunately, not everyone can get an internship place and therefore access to the German labour market is limited by the fact that you have to apply for a visa for study purposes or for an internship.
What is a visa?
A visa allows you to stay in Germany. There are a few different types available to choose from. Depending on your goals, one of these articles will certainly help you!
Types – Overview for pupils, students and interns
Study in Germany
Topics: Application for visa, Study, Students, Proof of Financial Resources, Studienkolleg, Costs for Visa
Internship in Germany
Topics: Application for visa, Internship, Interns, Proof of Financial Resources, also helpful for companies
Frequently asked questions*
* Only the consulate or a representative of the German Foreign Office in your home country can provide you with legally valid information.
Below are typical questions from students applying to study in Germany.
Who needs a visa?
Most non-EU nationals require a visa. Find out more under this link:
Citizens of some countries have simplified conditions or exemption from visa requirements. You can find out which countries these are on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Can I start studying with a tourist visa?
No! You cannot start studying in Germany with a tourist visa.
Most important: A tourist visa cannot be converted into a study visa.