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Student Visa / Language Courses / Postgraduates


visa requirements

If you intend to study in Germany, to enroll in a German language course or conduct scientific research, you can apply for a visa after setting an appointment via e-mail.

Please attach all documents listed below to your E-Mail. After checking the completion you will be assigned an appointment.

At the time of your visa appointment you have to submit the following documents in person (original plus one copy):

  • completed and signed application form for a long-term visa
  • 1 recent passport photograph
  • your national passport
  • residence permit for Portugal
  • Graduation certificate /degree
  • Evidence of health insurance valid in Germany 
  • Visa fee 75,- Euros
  • Proof of financial means for the first year of your studies (equivalent of 934, - € per month)

- Formal Sponsor Letter (Verpflichtungserklärung) by a sponsor in Germany. This may be obtained from the local authority in Germany (Ausländerbehörde).

- Fixed-Deposit-Account (blocked bank account “Sperrkonto”) in Germany. Information on providers that offer this service worldwide is available on the Federal Foreign Office website.

-proof of official scholarship


  • Admission Letter from a University in Germany or conditional Acceptance Letter
  • Proof of the Exchange Programme (if applicable)
  • Proof of Language proficiency in which the course will be conducted

Language course

  • Confirmation of fully paid language course registration
  • Motivational letter explaining why you wish to attend a language course in Germany and what you intend to do afterwards

Postgraduates / PHD / Scientific research

  • Invitation from German university or German scientist/organisation that you will work with including payment /scholarship and a short description of the project you will be working on
  • Hosting agreement or contract on the research
  • Letter of your local university / research institute

Please note that in individual cases additional documents can be required.

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