Requirements for entering Germany, Visa and obtaining a residence permit

Requirements for entering Germany, Visa and obtaining a residence permit

If you want to study in Germany, you will definitely need a residence permit or a certificate of freedom for movement. These usually have to be applied for before you enter the country. Only citizens of certain countries are excluded from this arrangement: for most foreign nationals, the residence permit must be applied for before entering the country. Only citizens for the European Union, the EWR states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway9, Switzerland and the countries Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, the US, Andorra, Honduras, Monaco and San Marina can enter the country without a visa and apply for a residence permit or certificate of freedom of movement upon arrival in Germany.

Applicants of non-European-Union countries: Proof of how you intend to finance your studies is very important. You have to prove in which way you will be financing your studies and with which sum of money. The authorities currently estimate that students require approximate Euro 585 in order to cover the cost of living in Germany.