INFOYER I German Visa Requirements - Student Visa

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Student Visa Pakistan: Who is eligible?

Admission requirements depend on individual choice of study program. Bachelor, Master and PhD students are eligible to study in Germany. Be sure about you admission requirements.

Bachelor Program

For the bachelor program, students have to prove 12 years of school education. However students must have a school-leaving certificate
(also known as “university entrance qualification”, e.g. High School
Diploma, A-Levels) which proves that students are eligible for
‘Studienkolleg’. German school education last/take 13 years (known as
“Abitur“). So students must have to do ‘Studienkolleg’ before entering
in the main course of the university. ‘Studienkolleg’ is preparing
course that will be held under the University. Before doing ‘Studienkolleg’, students must have to do a German language course until B2 (if possible C1) level and an admission test for ‘Studienkolleg’.

If students have 14 years of previous study then they can apply directly
to the university. Some universities are also accepting 13 years as
well. After having successfully completed 12 years of education in
school, students usually take diploma or bachelor course lasting 1 or 2
years, depending on the subject of the course. Students have to submit
an academic transcript or a certificate to the university as a proof of
extra 1 or 2 years of study.

Master and PhD Program

For the master program, students must have a four-year bachelor
degree. Some universities consider a three-year bachelor degree for
admission as well but students have to prove that their study is
equivalent to 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).
For a PhD program students must have a Master's Degree.

Student Visa Pakistan: Language course

For this type of visa students must have a registration paper for an
intensive language course with a minimum of 20 hours per week in any
institute in Germany. (e.g certificate of registration, receipt for
course fees).

Be careful: if you intend to study in Germany after completing your
language course, please state this fact in your application, so that you
can be issued with a student applicant visa or a student visa,
presupposed you fulfill the conditions for the issue. These visas
entitle the holder to attend language courses and to study in Germany
afterwards. If you only apply for the language course visa, you will
have to leave Germany at the end of the course. It is not possible to
convert this visa to any other form of residence permit in Germany.

Student Visa Pakistan: German language institutes

Goethe-Institut in Karachi (GI)
Berlitz Language Center in Lahore
Lahore 37 A/II, Gulberg III, Lahore
Tel: +92 (42) 111 237 548
Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus in Lahore
(ASH) / German Cultural Centre
(Associated with Goethe-Institute Karachi)
Heinrich-Heine-Sprachzentrum Islamabad
Chaudhry Market Plot.2-1, I-9/4 Islamabad
Tel. +92 (51) 443 6777
Mobile: +92 300 523 5380
National University of Modern
Languages (NUML)
Institute of Modern Languages
Institute of Modern Languages
Berlitz Language Centers in Karachi
DHA Karachi 1st Floor, 94-C,
Khayaban-e-Ittehad Phase II Ext.
Tel: +92 (21) 3538 8973 or 3538 8287
Institute of German Language Pakistan

Student Visa Pakistan: Required documents for visa application

Generally, students get three types of visa opportunity offered by the Federal Republic of Germany.

  • Student visa (Studentenvisum)
    • Original admission letter (Zulassungsbescheid) from a university or an institute for higher education in Germany.
  • Student applicant visa (Studienbewerbervisum)
    • The proof of entitlement to get admission/conditional acceptance (Bewerberbestätigung; bedingte Zulassung) at a university in Germany
    • A letter from the university where the admission is mentioned, e.g. with a preparatory course (Studienkolleg)/ A confirmation of acceptance a so-called “final confirmation” from ASSIST.
  • Participation in a language course
    • registration paper for an intensive language course with a minimum of 20 hours per week in any institute in Germany and receipt for course fees.
However, besides all the documents listed above, each of these categories requires different document listeda as follows:

  • Three application forms completely filled out and signed by the applicant (For applications at the consulate- applicants have to submit two application forms).
  • A valid passport and four (4) recent passport photographs (For applications at the consulate please submit three photos).
  • If you are married, you need a list of your children. Form for a list of children.
  • Security questionnaire
  • Applicant declaration
  • Applicant´s curriculum vitae (two copies)
  • Documentation of your school, college and academic degree, like B.A., BSC, B.COM, BBA, BCS, Diploma etc. or a Proof of continued present study from the respective educational institution with mark sheets/grade sheets of all completed academic semesters/years. Students have to submit the original and two copies of the academic degree and transcript, all attested by HEC (Higher Education Commission) if done in Pakistan.
  • Proof of sufficient funds (blocked account) for the study year. For details on blocked accounts, please ask any commercial bank in Pakistan.
  • Submit the proof (original and two copies) of your language abilities corresponding on your admission. For example, if your field of studies is Deutsch then assessments results such as "Zertifikat Deutsch" [by Goethe- Institut (GI) or by TELC] or- "Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche" (by GI) need to be presented. On the other hand, if your field of studies is English, tests such as TOEFL or IELTS are required.
  • Applicants have to submit a preliminary health insurance with their application for 90 days from the moment of entering the Federal Republic of Germany. This may be done through a regular travel health insurance bought in Pakistan.
  • Students must have a proof of genuine efforts to secure appropriate accommodation in Germany before applying for the visa.
  • Applicants have to submit a written explanation about the reason for the application and a refusal letter are required if any applicant has been refused a visa by an embassy or High Commission.

Student Visa Pakistan: Financial proof

Students who receive a scholarship / stipend, have to submit a confirmation letter to the embassy.

A person who is living in Germany would like sponsoring a student he/she has to submit a formal obligation letter (“Verpflichtungserklärung” according to Art. 68 German Residence Act) at the aliens authorities in Germany, declaring that he/she will provide the expenses of the applicant’s stay for the whole period.

Blocked Account
Students have to open a blocked account with any commercial bank in Pakistan. The amount may vary on time. The blocked account must have specified conditions as follows:

  • If the student gets a visa, the amount will be transferred to a bank account in Germany.
  • If you show your visa refusal letter from the embassy, the amount is paid back to the student.
Detailed requirements for the students' visa as well as the visa application form are given on the following website and address:

Student Visa Pakistan: Adresses

German Embassy, Islamabad - Visa
Tel: (0092-51) 200 7100, Ext. 403
Consulate General Karachi - Visa Section
Tel.: (0092-21) 3587 3782
Opening hours (visa section)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Opening hours (visa section)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 11:00
(First come - first served principle!)
Collection of passports
Monday to Thursday: 13:30 pm -14:30 pm
Friday 8:00 - 12:00
Collection of passports Monday to Thursday: 14:00 pm - 15:00 pm
Friday 12:00 - 13:00

Important Note

The German Embassy has the right to ask for any additional documents.