How to apply for German Public University? | Step-by-Step Process

Are you interested in studying at a German public university, but finding it difficult to navigate the application process? You’re not alone. Many students face challenges when it comes to gathering information and applying to German universities. Fortunately, we have a solution for you. In this video, we’ll break down the process into five simple steps, so you can easily apply to a German public university. And don’t worry, we’ve also provided some helpful resources in the description box below. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Do Your Research

The first step in applying to a German public university is to do your research. There are two main sources you can use for credible information. The first source is the DAAD website (German Academic Exchange Service), which can help you find universities, programs, language of instruction, entry requirements, fees, and scholarships. Once you’ve gathered this information, the second source is the university websites themselves. Visit the websites of the universities you’re interested in to check the course content and see if it aligns with your requirements.

Step 2: Collect the Right Documents

Once you’ve zeroed in on the programs you’re interested in, the next step is to collect the necessary documents. Most documents required by German universities will be similar to those needed for other countries. These may include your mark sheets and certificates, passport, proof of language proficiency (German or English, depending on the language of instruction), motivation letter, recommendation letters, and in some cases, work experience documents, GMAT or GRE scores, or a portfolio. It’s important to have all these documents ready before starting your application.

Step 3: Apply to German Universities

When it comes to applying to German universities, you have two options: applying directly to the university or using Uni Assist. To apply directly, visit the university website, create an account, fill out the application form, upload all your documents, pay the application fee if required, and submit your application. Public universities usually have a dedicated guide for international students on their websites, providing information about the application process and required documentation. If you’re not confident in applying on your own, you can seek help from Uni Assist. Uni Assist is a body funded by DAAD and represented by 170 German universities. They can assist you with the entire application process. There are charges associated with using Uni Assist, which you can find more information about on their website.

Step 4: Apply for a Student Visa

Once you’ve secured admission to a German university, the next step is to apply for a student visa. Here are the documents you’ll typically need: completed application forms, passport, biometric photos, proof of admission, language proficiency test certificates, CV, health insurance, visa application fee, APS certificate, and financial documents. The APS certificate is required for Indian students and certifies that your qualification level is equivalent to German universities. Financial documents can be simplified by opening a blocked account, which allows you to deposit a fixed amount and withdraw it in monthly installments when you arrive in Germany.

Step 5: Visa Application Process

To start the visa application process, book an appointment with the German Embassy in your city. You can do this online, by phone, or through VFS Global. On the day of your appointment, make sure you have all the required documents, including a checklist with your signatures and date (available on the German Embassy website). You’ll also need to submit an application fee and a declaration statement. During your appointment, you may be asked questions about why you want to study in Germany and your chosen course, so be prepared. The visa processing time is typically 15 to 30 days.

We hope you find this guide helpful in simplifying the process of applying to German public universities.

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