Visa Process

How to apply for a student visa

Find out more about the visa process. Makes sure that you apply for a student visa on time. The process may take up to several weeks.

Appointment at the embassy

Make sure that you start your visa process even before you have received your admission letter of Hochschule Bremen. Please apply for a visa appointment at the German embassy right away. It might take weeks before you will get an appointment.

 

Application process

You will find all information about the application process on the website of the respective German Embassy of your country.

Please be aware that only a “student visa” allows you to study in Germany. If you enter Germany with a tourist visa we will not be able to enrol you. You would have to go back to your home country and would need to apply again.                                                             

The visa application process will take about 6-8 weeks! Please read more about the procedure for applying for a student visa.

 

Documents for the visa application

To obtain a student visa you have to proof a lot of documents. You will find information about all requirements on the website of the respective German embassy of your country.

Please read and check your documents carefully, because if only one document is missing on the day of your visa appointment you have to apply again. To get a new appointment may take weeks!  If a “blocked account” is required for the visa appointment please get in contact with a bank working in Germany as soon as possible (see more on this on the pages of the DAAD).

An application for a blocked account will take about 2-3 weeks, depending on the bank of your choice.

 

Where do you find your embassy?

Find a list of all German embassies here.

Study and Stay

After successful completion of your master study you may apply for a “job searching visa”. This visa will be valid for 18 month. 

Requirements for application are: master certificate, proof of valid health insurance and financial background. Don´t worry, we will help you to apply for the job searching visa.

Read more about the residence permit for postgraduates.

 

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