A Comprehensive Guide For Students In Kuwait To Study And Work In Germany
Would you like to do your higher studies in Germany? Are you an Indian student settled in Kuwait who is looking forward to the same? You have come to the right place to seek answers.
Germany as a country has been open to international students and has provided them with a lot of opportunities. The number of international students has increased in Germany in the last couple of years. The data from the Wissenschaft Weltoffen 2020 report revealed that the number of international students in the country has increased by 76% in the last decade.
Here is the list of the leading universities chosen by foreign students as per the latest Times Higher Education ranking (2021).
- Jacobs University
- Technical University of Munich
- Technical University of Berlin
- Hamburg University of Technology
- RWTH Aachen University
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Ilmenau University of Technology
- Free University of Berlin
- University of Freiburg
- Charite-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Which city is the best to live in Germany?
Take a look at the following list of internationally friendly cities in Germany.
- Berlin: Berlin always made it to the list of the most student-friendly cities in the world. Reputable universities, a multicultural society, well-paid jobs, and the opportunities to meet people have made this city extremely attractive to international students.
- Munich: this city is popular due to the affordable tuition fees and high living standards. The city is also extremely open to international students.
- Hamburg: apart from the high living standards and friendliness, this city is an important financial and industrial hub. All architecture and historic buildings can be explored during leisure time.
What Visa Is Required To Study In Germany?
- Schengen visa: it is given to those students who are doing their courses that last up to 3 months.
- German national visa: it is given to those students who are doing their courses that might last more than 3 months. With this visa, you are expected to extend your stay, for your studies, by getting a German residence permit at the Foreigner’s Office.
Germany Study Visas
You are expected to opt for a visa depending on how long you must stay in the country and the nature of your studies. Depending on all that, here are the types of German study visas you can find.
- German Student Visa: standard student visa for Foreign Students who have been admitted to one of the official universities in Germany.
- German Student Applicant Visa: this visa is only meant for the university application process if it requires you to be there in person. It doesn't permit you to study in the country.
- German Language Course Visa: visa that is required for you to stay and do a German language course.
German Student Visa Requirements
Have you decided which college you would like to go to and study in? Then here is a list of all the documents that are required for the same.
For visa application
- A national visa application form that has been filled out and signed
- Your passport
- Two photocopies of your national passport, whether it is Kuwait-based or Indian
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate (if it is required)
- Your child's birth certificate (if it is required)
- Passport-style photographs that have been taken recently (at least 3 are required)
- Photocopies of previous German residence titles (if it is applicable)
Proof of finances to live in Germany
- You are expected to deposit €10,332 in a German-blocked bank account.
- Evidence of your parent’s income and financial assets.
- Letter of commitment by a German resident, taken at the Alien’s Registration Office. This letter is taken by the German resident who is going to cover your costs while you are doing your studies in the country.
- If you have scholarships to do your studies, then show proof of that.
- Guarantee from a bank that has been recognised by Germany.
University admission documents
- Submit proof or confirmation of your admission to the German university that has been issued by a recognized higher education provider in the country.
- Proof of conditional admission which shows that you’re conditioned and confirmed to participate in an intensive language course before your admission to a college. Proof of the conditioned course must also be shown.
- Confirmation of admission in a university preparatory course including a letter from “uni-assist”.
- Evidence of your earlier education, whether it is school or college education. Submit this depending on the university's requirements.
How To Apply For a German Student Visa?
- Take a look at these important steps to get a German student visa.
- Search for the closest German embassy.
- Research the requirements and procedures carefully.
- Set up an appointment for a German student visa.
- Make sure that all the necessary documents are ready for the process.
- Prepare for the interview process.
You are expected to apply for a German student visa immediately after getting a letter of appointment from the German university.
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