Checklist for Germany

  • Two Visa Application Forms (please make sure that both forms are duly filled out and signed indicating especially the address of your future residence in Germany-(question 15) as well as your complete address including telephone No. and E-Mail-address in India).
  • Signed Declaration on True and Complete Information
  • Three passport pictures according to biometric specifications
  • Visa fee to be paid through Demand Draft made out to the “Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany” in New Delhi
  • Valid passport with a validity of at least 12 months along with two copies of all printed pages
  • Cover letter from applicant, explaining the exact purpose and duration of your stay in Germany
  • Letter of admission from the German University
  • Proof that study fees have been paid, if applicable. In case the fees are not paid or due yet, proof has to be provided that the necessary amount will be at the applicant’s disposal in due course of time
  • School Leaving Certificate of Secondary School
  • University Certificates (Degree Certificates and Mark Sheets)
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS, original and A 4 sized copy). Exemptions do apply in case of a written confirmation from the University that this requirement may be waived, for applicants for PhD / Doctorate studies and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Holders.
  • Proof of accommodation is required in order to fill the same in visa form & to attach in the file.
  • Proof of financial means to cover the costs for the time of your studies by any of the following means:
    1. Confirmation of scholarship/Stipend
    2. Formal sponsorship letter from a sponsor living in Germany (“Verpflichtungserklärung” according to Article 68 German Residence Act)
    3. Blocked account (“Sperrkonto”) in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of Euro 7905, & the remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of Euro 659.
    4. For information with regard to the procedure of opening a blocked account in Germany please contact a bank in Germany or an international bank of your choice.
    5. Confirmation of an annually renewable bank guarantee from a bank in Germany in the amount of Euro 7905
    6. It is highly recommended that that the money transfer is made by international bank transfer. Do not send bank demand drafts, money orders or cheque to open the block account.
  • From the moment of entering the Federal Republic of Germany you are upon request required to provide proof of a valid Health Insurance. This may be done through a regular Travel Health Insurance bought in India.