Documents required by German embassies to obtain a study visa

To obtain a study visa in Germany, the student needs to submit a number of documents to the German embassy in his country. On this page, we will provide a detailed explanation of the most important documents that we can provide to our customers quickly and transparently. The documents we provide to our clients include:

  • Conditional admission from a German university.
  • Opening a closed bank account for students.
  • health insurance.
  • Confirmation paper for enrollment in a German language course.

Most of those wishing to study in Germany face difficulties in obtaining these documents because they are not in Germany, in addition to their lack of knowledge of the German language and laws, as German embassies mention the required documents but do not mention how to obtain them. You can confirm the required documents from the German embassy in your country by visiting the embassy’s website.

closed account:

It is a frozen bank account that you open before traveling in order to prove that you are able to finance your stay in Germany during the first academic year. As a minimum, 10,236 Euros must be deposited into the closed account. Our partner bank is officially accredited and accepted worldwide. An initial fee of €89.00 plus a monthly fee of €4.90 will be deducted from your balance. So the student is required to transfer a slightly higher amount of about €10,415 to have a reserve amount for the monthly fee and the one-time bank account opening fee. A person with a closed account, upon obtaining a visa and coming to Germany, can withdraw an amount of only 853 euros per month. This closed account must be opened before the student visa application can be submitted at the German Embassy in the current country of residence. It takes only one week to open this closed account. According to the estimates of the German government, a student in Germany needs an amount of 853 euros per month to be able to cover the costs of living, including food, housing, health insurance, and language studies. This bank account is a sufficient guarantee for the German Embassy that the student visa applicant is able to finance his first year of study.

health insurance:

All foreign students are obliged to subscribe to health insurance before starting their studies in Germany. Upon approval of the grant of a visa, a valid health insurance document covering the first period of stay, i.e. for the period from the start of the visa’s validity to the date of the start of study in Germany, must be presented. Health insurance is also a necessary condition for enrollment in German universities. However, some students may be ignorant of this insurance in a timely manner. Here is basic information about state health insurance for foreign students in Germany. Is your health insurance in your home country acceptable in Germany? This question is also asked by foreign students who have a health insurance system in their home country and want to know if their insurance is acceptable in Germany as well. Germany has concluded health insurance agreements with European Union countries and other countries, and the concluded agreement relates to the following countries: European Union member states in addition to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Morocco, Montenegro, Tunisia and Turkey. Students coming from these countries are exempted from compulsory health insurance in Germany, if they submit proof of their participation in health insurance in their home country. However, in many cases, the services provided by the health insurance in the home country do not match the needs of the student or with what is provided by the health insurance in Germany. That is why foreign students must inquire in advance with the health insurance in their countries about the services it provides to them in Germany. If the student does not have health insurance in his home country, or if he has health insurance that is not recognized in Germany, he must subscribe to German health insurance. The participation fee for students in state health insurance institutions is about 90 euros per month until they reach the age of thirty or finish 14 semesters at the university. After that, the subscription fee increases to 160 euros per month. As for students over the age of 30, the Department of Foreign Student Affairs provides them with suitable offers in terms of insurance subscription fees. The basic services of the state health insurance include covering the expenses of basic medical examinations and visits, the expenses of treatment and treatment for accidents and the costs of certain medicines. Other things, such as the costs of replacement teeth or eyeglasses, are generally not covered by government health insurance companies.

Conditional University Admission:

Conditional university admission is one of the most important documents that German embassies require from applicants for a study visa. It was called conditional admission because it guarantees a study seat for the student who holds it at the relevant university, but the student cannot start studying at this university until he fulfills (fulfills) all the conditions for studying there, including the language exam. The language of study in German universities is German in most cases, and there are also some specializations taught in English. If the student wishes to study in German, he will have to pass one of the following exams:

  • German language examination for university entrance, DSH, Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang
  • TestDaF exam, TestDaF-Niveaustufe level 4
  • C1 level exam from the German Cultural Institute Goethe Institut

Where did the idea of conditional admission come from?

If the study is in English, the student needs to prove that he has passed the IELTS or TOEFL exam. The idea of ​​conditional admission came about because of the great difficulty that students, especially those who want to study in German, face in obtaining the DSH German language certificate outside Germany, so the idea of ​​conditional admission was realized. So conditional acceptance is for the university to give the student conditional acceptance by obtaining the required language certificate at a later time, that is, when applying for admission, that certificate is not necessary and the university postpones the obligatory certificates for a later time. Conditional admission varies from one university to another. Some universities do not require any prior knowledge of the German language, and some universities require prior knowledge of the language, such as the A2 level. Note: It is known that medical specialties such as human medicine or dentistry have limited seats and competition for them is intense, for this reason there are no universities that offer conditional admission to students outside Germany who do not have German language certificates.