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Germany is one of the world’s most popular destinations for students. Training talented foreign students in German universities is among the German government’s top priorities. More information on requirements, framework conditions and opportunities to study in Germany is available on the following website: www.hochschulkompass.de. If they complete their studies successfully, foreign nationals can extend their residence permit for up to 18 months in order to seek employment relevant to their qualifications while here in Germany.

Required documents:

  • Passport (signed personally and with a validity of min. 6 months at the date of application, containing at least one blank page); (Original and two copies of all pages that are not blank)
  • 2 application forms, duly completed and signed
  • 2 declarations art. 54 and 55 German Residence Act, duly completed and signed
  • 3 passport pictures not older than 6 months, photos must meet the requirements
  • Travel health insurance valid for Germany covering 6 months   

Saudi applicants

  • ID (original and two copies)

Non-Saudi applicants:

  • Iqama (original and 2 copies)
  • Iqamas of family members (2 copies)

or, if applicable,

  • Visit Visa for Saudi Arabia with stamp of first entry (2 copies)

2) Further documents regarding the purpose of the stay and how it is financed

  • Letter of admission of a German university (“Hochschule” or “Fachhochschule”)


  • Admission to a “Studienkolleg” (prep course) with admission date


  • Proof of language skills at a B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in the language the program is taught  (if the program is taught in German, a certificate recognized by the Goethe Institut is highly recommended to proof German language skills)


  • registration for a language course in Germany that specifically prepares for studying in Germany
  • Proof of sufficient financial means to live and study in Germany by either
  • a blocked bank account at a financial institution in Germany with the amount of 10.236,- EUR (with a max. withdrawal of 853,- EUR per months)


  • a scholarship either by an officially recognized institution in Germany or the government of the state of origin (such as the Scholarship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques“)


  • a formal obligation letter of a private person declared in Germany according to §§ 66-68 German Residence Act (to be declared at the German Alien’s authority)


  • proof of income of the person that signed the obligation letter (bank statements etc.)


  • Certificate of registration and tax card if person is self employed


proof of income

  • Employment letter with exact Information on position, beginning and duration of contract and monthly income


  • certificate of registration and tax card if self employed
  • current bank statements over the last six months

  • letter of motivation including why you wish to study in German, as well as your future plans after completing the university program
  • CV including education at school, high school and university, grade report
  • if applicable: employment letter
  • if applicable: knowledge of further foreign languages 

Please note that the Embassy reserves the right to ask for further documents that could then be submitted later by E-Mail or courier. 
General rules for submitting documents:

If not stated otherwise, please submit all documents in original and 2 copies.         

Foreign official documents need to be legalized by the German Embassy of the country that issued the document (exception: documents from Iraq).  Foreign official documents need to be translated into German. Only translations of officially recognized translators (either recognized by the Embassy or by court in Germany) will be accepted. If translated outside KSA or Germany, the German Embassy of the country where the documents has been translated needs to certify the translation.

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With a limited withdrawal bank account you can provide evidence during the visa application process that you have adequate financial resources. We know of the following providers in Germany which currently offer limited‑withdrawal bank accounts for students:
Deutsche Bank

It may also be possible to open a limited‑withdrawal account with a bank in the town or city where you will be studying. To find out, contact the local bank directly.

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Please book your appointment by choosing the right category first. If you choose the wrong category your visa application cannot be accepted!

Each applicant (also minors) needs a separate appointment. Double bookings will be cancelled without notice and future appointment bookings will be blocked.

In order to confirm an appointment you will have to provide a valid email address and your correct name and passport number (in Latin letters). After you have successfully booked an appointment, you will receive a confirmation by email. If you didn't receive a confirmation email, please check your spam-folder before contacting the Embassy. Please present a printout of the appointment confirmation to our security guards at the visa section. Access will only be granted if the passport data matches the details on the printout of your appointment confirmation.

Please make sure to be on time - otherwise your application will not be accepted.

Book your appointment for the relevant category here

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