Residence permit; application for the purpose of study

Foreign nationals from countries outside the EU who wish to study in Germany can apply for a residence permit.

Description

Prerequisites

Entry for study purposes generally requires an authorized visa from the German mission abroad. This is usually issued for six months.

Further requirements are, among others

  • fulfilled university admission requirements
  • proof of admission to studies at a university/college or certificate of enrollment
  • proof of sufficient means of subsistence - for this proof, the law provides for simplifications based on the regulations on need in the Federal Training Assistance Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz)
  • sufficient health insurance coverage.

Required documents

  • Documents for the subsequent immigration of family members

    The documents required are manifold and may vary considerably. Please consult your competent Aliens Department.

  • Valid passport

  • Current biometric photo (front shot)

  • Supporting documents evidencing guaranteed means of subsistence

  • Certificate of enrolment

  • Supporting documents evidencing medical insurance coverage

  • if necessary, further documents

Fees

  • Issue:

    • Period of validity up to one year: 100 Euro
    • Period of validity of more than one year: 100 Euro

    extension:

    • up to three months: 96 Euro
    • from more than three months: 93 Euro

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Links to more information

Status:08.08.2023

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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