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Student Visa Requirements

Studium v Německu

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Thank you very much for your interest in studying in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Please, note that applications have to be made in person by the Applicant himself at the Embassy. All matters regarding the visa application can only be discussed with the Applicant him- or herself.

Visa applications may be submitted at this Embassy by appointment only. An online appointment system is available at www.prag.diplo.de/Terminvergabe.

Students and researchers from outside the EU (third-country nationals) are entitled to special mobility rights within the EU under certain conditions based on the Directive (EU) 2016/801. Third-country nationals who are studying or researching within the EU and hold a residence permit issued by another EU member state under the Directive (EU) 2016/801 are entitled to study and conduct research in Germany without a German residence permit and do not need to apply for a visa. For further information on this topic, please refer to: Mobility rights

​​​​​​​1. 1 Application form

2. Passport + 1 copy of all relevant sides

  • The Applicant’s passport has to have at least two blank pages.

  • Please copy the laminated data page and all pages containing visas and stamps.

  • Please note, that the validity of the passport must exceed the duration of the visa by at least 3 months.

3. Residence permit + 1 copy

  • Proof of residence permit for the Czech Republic. Please copy both sides of the residence permit card.
  • Please note that the Embassy can only accept visa applications from persons habitually residing in the Czech Republic (for at least 6 months).

    In case of doubt, the submission of further documents, evidence is required (eg. Rent contract, work contract).

4. 2 biometric passport photos

  • Two recently taken biometric passport photographs (in colour, not older than 6 months, created against white background, with a size of 45 x 35 milimetres).

5. Admission or conditional acceptance letter of the University + 1 copy

  • Admission letter or reservation of a place of study („Studienvormerkung“) of the German university or the preparatory college or a confirmation of the receipt of a correct application for the admission to the university (Bewerberbestätigung/conditional acceptance).

  • In case you have to attend a language course first: letter of the university or language school

6. Proof of language skills + 1 copy

  • Proof of sufficient knowledge of German language, if necessary for the intended employment in Germany. Otherwise proof that another language which the applicant speaks is sufficient.

  • The proof of language skills must not be older than one year.

  • Recognised language certificates are the language certificates issued by the Goethe Institute, a language school certified by TELC or ECL or the ÖSD-certificate.

7. Proof of language of training + 1 copy

  • Confirmation from the university in Germany stating in which language the course of study is offered.

⬜ 8. Proof of previous education + 1 copy

  • School, university degree and if available professional degree including a grade overview translated into German or English.

9. Proof of financial means + 1 copy

Proof of sufficient financial means (at least 934,- Euro per month). Possible proofs are:

  • a) a so called blocked account („Sperrkonto“) at a German bank with a sum of at least 11.208,- Euro with a maximum monthly withdrawal limit of 934,- Euro - or

  • b) Scholarship from German public funds or by a publicly recognized student aid organisation or a scholarship from public funds of your home country, if the place of study has been obtained through the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or another organisation granting German scholarships or

  • c) a formal sponsor letter („Verpflichtungserklärung“) pursuant to sections 66-68 AufenthG by a person living in Germany for the duration of the studies or
    d) demonstration of the parents‘ income and assets

The proof of sufficient financial means has to cover the first year of study. For the remaining time frame, a realistic perspective for the further financing has to be demonstrated.

10. Proof of accomodation + 1 copy

  • If already possible: Proof regarding the accommodation during the stay in Germany (lease contract or similar).

11. Proof of health insurance + 1 copy

  • Proof of health insurance for the intended duration of the stay in Germany. Please note, that a travel insurance might not cover medical costs in case of a long stay in Germany.

12. CV and motivational letter + 1 copy

  • Complete curriculum vitae and
    letter of motivation, why you want to study in Germany.

13. Visa fee

  • The visa fee is 75 €, payable in cash in CZK at current exchange rate or with credit card (Mastercard or Visa). The visa fee is a handling fee. There will be no refund in case the application will be denied or withdrawn.

14. Information provided to applicants pursuant to Section 54 (2) no. 8 in conjunction with Section 53 of the Residence Act

15. Additional contact and legal representation details

Each visa application is an individual case. The documents to be submitted may therefore differ from case to case. It is possible at any time during the visa procedure that additional documents may be required.

Health Insurance in Visa Procedures

Persons who wish to enter Germany for the purpose of family reunification, to take up employment or to study need permanent private health insurance cover comparable to the provisions of SGB V upon entry

Health Insurance in Visa Procedures

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