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.
There are few things as exciting and courageous as moving to another country. The better prepared you are, the better chance you have of getting to Germany! At our language schools in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, we have built a vast experience on visa-related questions. Our visa experts will help you out!
By booking a language course that meets the visa requirements with us, you will automatically benefit from our helpful support package for your visa application!
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There are a variety of different visas. In the following we present three of them: With these it is possible to travel to Germany to learn German here or to prepare for studies at a German university. See which visa best fits your situation and then select your nationality from our drop-down menu. We will then explain to you which requirements you need to fulfill for your visa application, as these depend on your home country.
The Schengen visa allows you not only to discover Germany, but also to travel to 25 other European countries! It is therefore the perfect option if you want to come as a tourist. Moreover, you are free to study in any language course while you are here.
Since the Schengen visa focuses on the tourism aspect, this visa is comparatively uncomplicated to obtain. Nationals of many countries receive the visa upon arrival in Germany and the process is also quite simple for others who have to apply for it in advance.
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This visa focuses on language learning: you can use it to enter Germany to improve your language skills here. Please note that this visa is not for academic purposes. If you want to study in Germany, the study-preparatory visa is the right choice (see next point).
Nationals of a few countries can enter Germany and apply for this visa here, but most must apply for the language course visa in their home country before coming to Germany. If you have a language course visa, you can also use it to visit other European countries in the Schengen area.
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If you want to study in Germany and prepare for your studies in Germany, the study preparation visa or the study application visa is the right choice for you! The requirements for this visa are already a bit more extensive: You have to show that you have the necessary qualifications to study at a German university.
Nationals of a few countries can apply for the study-preparatory visa directly in Germany, but most must apply for a visa in their home country. The study-preparatory visa also allows you to travel to the Schengen area.
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