Gerbangindonesia.org – APPLYING GERMAN STUDENT VISA. The German student visa application process can take months, so it is highly recommended to prepare all the necessary documents as early as possible.
The German student visa application process can take months, so it is highly recommended to prepare all the necessary documents as early as possible.
There are two types of German student visas: If applying for a short program, the student needs a Schengen Visa, which is issued for a maximum duration of three months every six months. For long-term courses, such as Masters or PhD, students will need a National Visa.
The German embassy in Indonesia is the best source of information about the visa you need, along with what documents you need to prepare. The first step for applying for a visa is to register at the German Embassy.
With the Schengen Visa, students are allowed to stay in Germany for three months, so this visa is for students who want to take part in a short-term study program.
The Schengen visa can be extended, but for that the student must leave Germany and reapply from Indonesia.
Link the Schengen Visa form here.
If students want to take degree courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate), they are required to apply for a long-term visa, otherwise known as the National Visa.
This visa is for students who wish to stay in Germany for more than 90 days. The first step is to register at the German embassy in Indonesia, then they will tell you what documents are needed.
Link the National Visa application form here.
What documents are required?
In general, the following documents are required:
- Valid passport
- Proof of availability of funds for living expenses
- Confirmation of insurance coverage
- Confirmation of registration from the university
- Confirmation of acceptance from the university
- A more detailed explanation can be found here.
Since 2008, the general fee for a German visa is around €60.
Students are also asked to submit proof of financial ability. According to information on the German Academic Exchange’s DAAD website, it is necessary to declare an income or asset value of €7,908 for the first year, or €659 per month. However, a higher value of income or assets may be requested. For up-to-date information, it is recommended to confirm directly with the German embassy in Indonesia.
More information for applying for a German student visa can be found in the visa information package provided by the DAAD.