Students who study German at Schiller Language School have one common aim: they seek to achieve a university degree! Hence the right visa to apply for is the "student visa" (or more specific "student applicant visa"). It is a long term visa which covers the German language course, foundation year and university studies.
Students who apply for a language course visa would not be able to prolong the visa for university purposes. Students with a successful visa application will initially receive a three-month entrance visa which will be prolonged either in Berlin or Bonn depending on your course location.
Nationals of the following countries are able to apply for student visa upon arrival within Germany. Nationals from other countries will need to apply through German consulate or embassy in their home country or country of residence.
To raise the chances of a successful visa interview we strongly recommend to book both the university admission service and pre-departure-training.
Schiller Language School has specialised staff helping student visa applicants to both gather the requested set of documents and prepare intensively for the visa interview with these additional services:
We recommend handing in the following documents for visa interview. Our staff will help you to get this check-list covered.
- If you are financed by a sponsor in your home country: Your sponsor has to declare in writing his/her willingness to cover all our costs during the standard period of study (i.e. by bank statement, certificates of employment)
Requirements may vary from country to country. Kindly check with our staff to get your individual check-list!
You may also check the website of the Federal Foreign Office for further information.