How to Get a Visa for international students

How to apply for a visa for Germany?

Non-EU students can easily apply for a visa for Germany. The school provides you with all needed documentation. Please check with the nearest German embassy if you have to apply for a visa upfront. These visas are ususally valid for 90 days. Need help?
Please read the official Auswaertiges Amt page.

Upon your arrival

Non-EU students:

You can easily apply for a visa for Germany. The school provides you with all needed documentation. Please check with the nearest German embassy if you have to apply for a visa upfront. Those visas are usually valid for 90 days. Upon your arrival Non-EU students have to apply for a residence permit.

EU students:

You can ask for a "Meldebescheinigung"
For more information please contact the:

Behörde für Inneres
Einwohner-Zentralamt 
Einreiseangelegenheiten / Visa-Stelle
Hammer Straße 30-34
22041 Hamburg

Telephone: +49-40 / 428 39 3038
eMail: Service.Visa-Stelle@eza.hamburg.de

Hours of operation: 
Mon – Wed 9am – 11am
Thu 1pm – 3pm 
Fri  9am – 11am

Do I need a proof for TOEFL?

The language of instruction is English, therefore proof of proficiency in German is not necessary.
Also IELTS or TOEFL are not necessary.