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Visa Process

Once you have your final letter of admission from SRH International College, you should start the process of applying for your visa to study in Germany.

Please note that visa applications can take up to 90 days to process, so it is important to apply as early as possible.

Students from the following countries currently do not require a visa for entering Germany: Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the UK, USA, Andorra, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Monaco and San Marino. Please note that you will need to apply for a student residence permit upon arrival.

For more information visit theĀ German Federal Foreign Office.

Examples of what you will need to provide are detailed below, however, please ensure you check the website of the relevant German Embassy in your country as requirements may vary.

What documents do I need?

  • Proof of funding
  • Certificate of health insurance
  • Academic and English language transcripts
  • Evidence of acceptance into SRH International College (your final Unconditional Offer Letter)

Information for Non-EU Students

If you come from a non-EU country, you must prove that you have sufficient finances to cover your tuition fees and living expenses in Germany for one year. This proof is essential in order to receive your student visa and residence permit. Therefore, International students are required to open a blocked account.

What is a Blocked Account?

A blocked account is a special type of bank account. You can choose where you want to open the blocked account. From 1 January 2023, the annual requirement that must be paid into the blocked account when applying for a visa is 11,208 euros. The blocked account may only permit the withdrawal of a certain amount per month (for students this is currently 934 euros).

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