Study in Germany

Study in Germany

What is a German Student Visa?

To study in Germany, you mandatory need a German Student Visa. The minimum duration of this visa is about three months and it can last up to 4 years depending on the duration of your course. This visa can be extended under certain conditions. The German Student  visa can be later used to seek Permanent Residence.


Upcoming Intakes for Universities in Germany 

The general timelines for application submission are as follows:

Intake 1: Summer Semester – Submit your application before January 15th

Intake 2: Winter Semester –  Submit your application before July 15th


Top 10 Universities in Germany for International Students in 2022

Here’s the top 10 Universities for International Students as per QS rankings in Germany:


QS World University Rankings

University Name


Technical University of Munich


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Freie Universitaet Berlin


RWTH Aachen University


Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)


Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen


Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

What Documents are Required for a German Student Visa?

For the visa process to be started, your documents need to be in place. Though the document requirement is too long, with the accurate information, you’ll be good to go.

There are some documents that students need to get a German student visa. This is one of the main Germany study visa requirements. The documents required (original and 2 copies) include:

  • Passport
  • Visa application form
  • An A4 sheet copy of the information page of the passport
  • Cover letter or an admission letter from the German University
  • German language fluency scores
  • Proof of your funds.
  • Educational certificates, colleges and universities
  • Receipt proof of Student Visa fee
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Schengen visa proof (if you had one before)
  • German residence permit (if you had one before)
  • Personal covering letter with purpose and duration of stay 

Note: The German embassy can have extra German study visa conditions. They would ask you for the additional documents if necessary.