Please note that the visa requirements for many countries have been temporarily adjusted due to the global pandemic. We recommend checking the details directly with the German Embassy in your home country (click here).
Despite the ongoing pandemic, our visa experts will be happy to advise you in the best course of action regarding visa applications and language course enrolments.
Leaving your home country to travel to another country is a big step and an exciting event. To make this dream come true, we recommend thorough preparation.
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There are many different types of visas for coming to Germany. In the following, we present three of them, which allow you to learn the German language or prepare for your studies in Germany. Once you have learned about the different types of visas, you can select your nationality in the drop-down menu below. In this section we explain how to apply for your visa in order to meet the requirements of your home country.
Choose the Schengen visa if you want to travel to Germany and 25 other European countries. Furthermore, with this visa you can choose a language course of your choice.
Compared to some other visas, the Schengen visa is quite easy to get: About half of all nationalities get the visa upon entering Germany and for the other half the application process is also uncomplicated.
With this visa you can enter Germany to improve your language skills. The main focus is on learning the language (the language course visa is not suitable for academic purposes, for this we recommend the visa for study preparation).
There are some countries that can apply for this visa from within Germany; however, the majority of nationalities must apply for this visa in their home country. With the language course visa, just like with the Schengen visa, you can also travel within the Schengen area, i.e. make trips to other European countries that are members of the Schengen area.
If you choose a visa for study preparation or a visa for study application, you can use it to prepare yourself for studying in Germany. A requirement for the issuance of this visa is the ability to prove that you have the necessary qualifications to study at a German university.
Some nationalities can apply for the visa for study preparation or the visa for study application directly from within Germany, but most nationalities have to apply for this in their home country. With this visa you are also able to travel to the Schengen area.