Student Applicant’s Visa
The visa to apply for a study course can be issued if there is no letter of admission from the university or higher education institution. With this visa you can also attend a language school and improve your German skills in your private life.
If you do not have a letter of admission, the visa is a good option if you have assume to have high chances of admission to study in Germany.
Proof of financing: You must also provide proof of sufficient financial resources for the visa to apply for a application visa. The verification can be done in a similar way as above.
In addition, you must prove that you meet the formal admission requirements. You must add your last school leaving certificate or other school or university documents for acceptance at a German university to your application.
Where do I submit the application?
At home: Apply to the mission of the German Foreign Office in your home country.
Application process – More information: How to apply for a student visa
Next steps in Germany:
As soon as you arrive in Germany, you have to register at your place of residence.
1. first of all you have to find and register an apartment
2. have valid health insurance
3. register you with the local foreigners authority
Are further steps necessary?
Now the usual steps to apply for a course of study in Germany are to follow. These steps can be found in this manual. You should prepare and submit your application as soon as possible, because the visa for your application is only valid for 9 months!
You can also send your application to several universities and colleges of applied sciences in order to increase your chances of admission.
If you have the letter of admission from the university shortly, you will have to convert your visa into a residence permit. You may not work in Germany without a residence permit.
More information can be found here: That is how you apply to study in Germany.