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Leaving home and going to another country is a big milestone and an exciting time. To make your dream of coming to Germany come true, we recommend thorough preparation. Our visa experts will be happy to assist you!
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There are many different visas for coming to Germany. Below we present three of them that will enable you to learn German in Germany or prepare for studying here. After you have read up on the different types of visas, you can choose your nationality from the handy drop-down menu below. Here we explain how to proceed with your visa application, as this depends on the requirements for your home country.
The Schengen visa is ideal for you if you want to visit Germany and 25 other European countries as a tourist. With this visa, you can choose a language course of your choice.
Compared to some other visas, the Schengen visa is quite easy to obtain: About half of all nationalities get the visa when entering Germany and for the other half the application process is also rather straightforward.
The language course visa allows you to travel to Germany to improve your German. The main purpose of this visa is to learn the language - it is not suitable for academic purposes, for which there is, for example, the study preparation visa.
There are some countries that can apply for this visa in 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 the Schengen area, i.e. make trips to other European countries that are members of the Schengen area.
With the study preparation visa or the study application visa, you can prepare yourself linguistically in Germany for taking up a course of study. To obtain this visa, you must be able to prove that you have the necessary qualifications to study at a German university.
Some nationalities can apply for this visa directly in Germany; however, the majority of nationalities must apply for this visa in their home country. You can also travel to the Schengen area with the study preparation visa or the study application visa.