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How To Get Germany Student Visa Appointment

Once you get the admission letter from a German university, the next step is to apply for a Germany student visa to the German embassy/consulate of your jurisdiction, you can also take visa appointment at VFS as well however please make sure to check the visa category before booking your appointment. This article features information about the most common visa category for Germany i.e Long term student visa, Germany visa requirements for students, Student visa checklist for Germany, Language student visa Germany and most frequently asked student visa interview questions.

 

STUDENT VISA-- Every year almost 80,000 Indian students are applying for a study visa in Germany. Since German Universities offer free education, it has become one of the most sought after study destination for Indians. Study visa comes under national visa category. The German universities offer 2 types of admission letters:

  • Conditional admission letter
  • Unconditional admission letter

Students who hold the conditional admission letter cannot book a visa appointment in VFS they have to take a visa appointment only at a German consulate that comes under their jurisdiction. Whereas students who hold an unconditional admission letter from a German University can book their visa appointment from either German consulate or from VFS

 

STUDENT VISA CHECKLIST -- While applying for your student visa, you need to make sure that all your documents are ready as per the checklist issues by German consulate of your jurisdiction. Please watch this video to see the mandatory documents for student visa checklist

Student Visa Checklist For Germany

The visa interview at VFS is based only on the submission of your visa documents & biometrics. However, if you are going for the interview at German consulate then you should definitely be well prepared with the most frequently asked visa interview questions. The German consulate officers might ask you the questions orally or can also ask you to write a set of questions.
Please watch this video to know the most commonly asked student visa interview questions

Frequently Asked Study Visa Interview Questions by German Embassy

 LANGUAGE VISA -- Many students & working professionals prefer going to Germany to learn the German language. The visa application for language visa comes under long term visa category. The language visa can be extended to 1 year of stay in Germany without the intent of subsequent higher studies.

Students who are going to Germany to pursue their Bachelor’s or Master’s after learning German language from Germany itself should keep in mind that if the university from where they have received the conditional admission letter for studying German language either from the same university or from any private institute should not apply for language visa at all. They are anyhow eligible to directly apply for a student visa.
Language visa is for those candidates who wish to only learn the German language and come back to their native country

 

LANGUAGE VISA CHECKLIST -- The checklist for language visa is almost similar to a student visa. Instead of University admission letter, you need to submit the admission letter from the German institute.
You can book a visa appointment for a German consulate or at VFS as well through VFS global Germany. You can call VFS to know about your correct visa category and visa appointment dates availability. Here is the VFS landline no. 022-67866013, and this is the link VFS .

For every location, there is different procedure be it Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai or Kolkata. Whichever consulates you apply to make it sure that you should have been staying in that region a minimum for the last 6 months. It is very important to book your visa slot at least 5-6 months before as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore embassy dates are very difficult to take due to the fact that many Indians are moving to Germany for better education and career prospects.

We at Rcare Overseas Education offer complete visa assistance services that include:

  • Visa appointment (German consulate or VFS)
  • Visa document preparation
  • Visa Interview preparation
  • Block account opening assistance
  • Accommodation assistance in Germany

 

We also assist student with urgent visa appointment.
For any further query, you can fill this form given at our contact us page, our counsellors will contact you within 48hrs and help you out with all your queries.

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How to apply for master’s in germany

There are a lot of study options available for Indian students to pursue their Masters across the globe nowadays which makes the selection of the perfect study destinations a thoughtful process.  One of the most favourable study destinations for Indians to pursue Masters in Germany. It offers great study and work prospects.  Germany offers a world-class education system& treats with competitive global exposure & advanced study culture. German Universities offer a range of Master’s courses in the field of engineering, business & finance, law & economics, language studies, media & journalism, arts and medicine.  Although a bulk of courses available in Germany are taught in their native language, German however you can pursue your master’s degree in Germany in the English language too. There are many masters’ courses available in English language, making it convenient for the foreign students to choose the University that offers their preferred course

Affordable cost of studying and living, skill-based education and focus on holistic development makes Germany the perfect place for students willing to pursue master’s courses. Germany’s higher education system involves two types of universities:

  • Public universities (state-controlled)
  • Private universities (independent)

The tuition fees in public universities are very less as compared to private universities. Pursuing higher studies in Germany in private universities is an expensive affair, so it’s always better to compare and analyze the course and the quality (and type) of university before applying in such Universities

Procedure to apply for Masters in Germany

 

RIGHT UNIVERSITY AND PROGRAM

The most important step before applying at a German university is deciding your course preference and career goals. There are various masters’ programs offered by German universities from which you need to identify the ones that suit your interest and educational background. You can also opt for a course that is more demanding giving the current market & job perspective. Some important points that can be kept in mind are location of the university, tuition fees, ranking etc.

CHECK REQUIREMENTS

After finalizing the course and university, you need to check the eligibility criteria for application. Generally, these things are mentioned on the official websites of the respective universities and may vary from university to university.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

It’s important to be fluent in English or German to be able to get admission in the German universities. This helps you to communicate and understand whatever is taught in the classes. At the master level, a lot of courses are generally taught in English language (partially or completely) these days, giving you more options for shortlisting the perfect course. However, the language proficiency level required to apply for MS in Germany varies according to the university, course and exam. It is important to appear for the IELTS exam as it is mandatory for application process for Masters in Germany. Some Universities might even ask for a German language certificate of A1 or A2 level.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

After gathering the required documents, the next step is to submit your application for the master’s course. The application can be submitted online by filling the complete application form along with required documents.  In most of German Universities, the application process is handled by third-party government body UNI-ASSIST.  A personal account can be created on this and then you can choose your preferred master’s course. The scanned documents can also be uploaded here. However, some German universities have their own application form, the information about which can be obtained from their official websites.

WAITING FOR THE ADMISSION LETTER

One needs to wait and let the university finish its part of the process after submitting the application. The processing of application can take several weeks.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Regardless of citizenship, every person is obliged to be health insured in Germany. Cover this stage much before your university confirms your seat in the master’s course. This step would save your time during Visa application process.

FUNDS

According to the German government’s estimations, a foreign student who wishes to study in Germany should have at least €720 per month or €8,640 per year in his/her bank account which is also referred as the opening of block account. Your student visa will be rejected if you fail to submit your blocked account during the visa interview.

STUDENT VISA

The final step for a non-EU and non-EEA international student is to get a visa so that you are allowed to study in Germany. After completion of all the above steps, one must go to the German embassy in your country for collecting the information and initiating the student visa for Germany.

The timing plays a very important role because the processing of your student visa application might take long which might exceed the enrollment deadline and the starting of your course in Germany.

Guidelines for successful month wise application for Masters in Germany

We help students with all the application process & offer a 100% successful visa rate. We also assist student with urgent visa appointment.
For any further query, you can fill this form given at our contact us page, our counsellors will contact you within 48hrs and help you out with all your queries.

 

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Document Checklist for German Job Seeker Visa

Germany has gained huge fame amongst the students and the job aspirants in recent years. It is the largest economy in Europe and has a significant German-language presence throughout the European region. Germany has fast-growing industries which need skilled labour, making it a good opportunity for candidates who are STEM graduates. The STEM stands for Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The German Job Seeker Visa gives you an opportunity to search for a job in Germany during our stay there. It is basically a long-term residence permit in Germany for people wanting a job. You can move to Germany for 6 months and look for the most suitable job for yourself and if it fits you, then you may continue with that. The validity of this visa is generally for 6 months, which is a good time period for searching a decent job matching your profile. After finding the job, you need to convert this job seeker visa into work visa in Germany so that you work and live in Germany as an immigrant. Noteworthy thing about the job seeker visa is that it doesn’t allow you to start working in Germany immediately. It only enables you to stay in Germany and look for a job. Below are some important guidelines about the eligibility and requirements for this visa.

Eligibility

You need to fulfil the following conditions if you wish to be eligible to apply for the job seeker visa:

  • A Bachelor of Master’s Degree equivalent to a German University Degree is a must.
  • 5 years of experience in your field of study is essential.
  • You have to show proof of enough funds to support your stay in Germany.
  • You need to get medical insurance to stay in Germany till the time you get your Work Permit or for the complete period.

Documents Required

After you confirm your eligibility, you need to gather the various documents essential to support your application for visa. These documents work as an assurance for the immigration officers. You must attach the most accurate set of documents to assure a smooth process. The required documents along with the German job seeker visa application are as follows:

  • Valid passport.
  • Visa Application form.
  • A4 size copy of your passport’s data page.
  • 3 passport size pictures according to biometric specifications.
  • Cover letter.
  • Proof of educational qualification.
  • Your resume.
  • Proof of accommodation in Germany.
  • Proof of financial resources/funds.
  • Bank account statement as proof that you can support your stay in Germany.
  • Obligation letter from a sponsor (if any) in Germany is needed
  • Documents regarding your personal status proof in your home country (like birth certificate, Aadhar card, marriage certificate etc. with English translation)
  • Health Insurance proof

The submission of the above-mentioned documents alone does not guarantee the approval of your job seeker visa. It majorly depends on the accuracy & valid documents that you submitted. If the documents and the reason for your visit to Germany are well prepared then only your visa application would be approved. After the document submission, an interview will be scheduled with the immigration officer. It will be a tough task to attain a visa easily. So, it’s really important that the documents, the interview, the background check and the application form are as per the requirement.

We recommend you to carry cash of Rs.40000 during your interview which will be submitted to the embassy as part of the document verification process. You have to prepare two application sets with the above-mentioned documents and also bring your original certificates along. However, additional documents can be asked during the process, especially for certain professionals like doctors, teachers, nurses etc.. Submission of incomplete documentation can lead to visa application rejection. An important guideline is that the immigration officer might come to your place to check the validity of the documents that have been submitted. The approximate time for visa processing by the embassy takes around 2, 3 months.

Take a look at frequently asked jobseeker visa interview questions by the German consulate.

We at Rcare offer complete job seeker visa services right from the document preparation, visa appointment, cover letter preparation, preparing you with German language classes & mock interview sessions. To check if you’re eligible for a Jobseeker visa in Germany, contact us at 01147940068 and book your appointment.

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How to apply for Bachelors in Germany

Germany has evolved as a dream destination for the candidates willing to refine their skills, gain research experience & also to pursue higher studies. Germany offers you an excellent opportunity and an encouraging environment for student’s willing to enhance their knowledge & learn practical oriented teaching. Germany also offers lucrative and challenging job opportunities that help you grow in and out.  The medium of teaching in Germany in almost all the public Universities is either in German or a combination of German & English. There are few private Universities that offer complete Bachelors study in English as well however without being biased we always recommend to opt for a public University for better exposure & job prospects.

For a Bachelor’s study in Germany, you are required to get admission in StudienKolleg of a University which is also considered as the 13th year of education.  It is compulsory for every foreign citizen to complete studienkolleg before the commencement of your 1st semester Bachelor’s study.  The application to studienkolleg is possible after completion of required German language skills.

Following are the steps to ensure a smooth application and admission in a German university.

CHOOSING THE UNIVERSITY AND BACHELOR PROGRAM

It’s important to decide which university and program is ideal for you. The international students can choose from a wide variety of subjects in German universities. There are about 17,000 programs to choose from at daad.de. While considering the university and the bachelor’s program, you must keep two things in mind:

  • The university and its location.
  • The content of the course.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

After you choose the suitable university and program, it’s time to check the requirements for admission. The university websites offer the required information about all the things. The official websites have sections wherein the complete application requirements are explained very well. This stage is very crucial as every single detail would count. Your application starts with this and a minor error would lead to application rejection. Hence, it’s perfectly fine to take your time and be sure about all the requirements. The university should be instantly contacted if you fail to understand something about the process. Another important thing is that the requirements vary according to the university and therefore, you should check the process thoroughly. Some of the major requirements are:

  • School qualifications.
  • Grades from previous school.
  • Entrance qualification.
  • German language proficiency.
  • Cover letter or references.
  • ID documents and their copies.

GERMAN PROFICIENCY

Most of the Bachelor programs at the German universities have German as the language used for teaching and communication. Hence, it becomes really important that you are efficient in German language skills. To prove this, you must submit a German language standardized test. However, the level of language required depends totally on the course. There are some universities that don’t really require this test before you get admitted. They prepare you themselves for this under the German language preparatory course before beginning with the regular course.

ORDERING FINANCES

The non-EU and non-EEA international students need to have proper financial means for being able to study in Germany. This step is important to manage the cost of studying and living in Germany. In order to attain a student visa, you must maintain at least €8,640 in a blocked bank account. It’s a huge amount for anyone. So, it’s advisable that you start with saving money long back before you begin with the application processes.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Once you are sure about the University you need to submit your application for your desired course after you have gathered and checked all the required documents for it.  Uni-assist is the online application platform where the majority of German universities participate and allows the application process to be carried out through this platform. However, some have their own platforms and some require you to apply online on their website and also on UniAssist.de. So, it’s really important to be thorough about these details too.

WAIT FOR THE ADMISSION LETTER

After submitting your application, you just have to sit back and wait. The processing of every application takes time because many students have similar aspirations and their applications are also under processing. The problem persists mainly in highly reputed and famous universities. A missing document can also result in the admission delay, so it’s very important to be sure about every small detail before you make a submission.

HEALTH INSURANCE

It is mandatory to get health insurance done if you are an international student willing to study in Germany. Once you receive the admission letter, you must go ahead with this step. There are two types of health insurance- private and public. While this step is necessary, it’s one’s own choice regarding the type of insurance and the provider.  We recommend you to do a good research before finalising the insurance provider company.

GETTING THE STUDENT VISA

The last and the final step is getting the student visa for studying in Germany. Citizens of countries other than EU and EEA need to get this visa. You should visit the German embassy in your home country and collect the important information regarding your student visa application. Also, the whole process should be started at least three months before commencing your studies.

To check your eligibility for Bachelor programmes  in Germany, contact us at 01147940068 and book your appointment or to initaite  your Bachelors application in Germany.

 

 

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Tips to clear Goethe institute German language exams

We believe that must have had a great time learning German language but have you appeared for the Goethe Institute exam yet? In order to get certified of your German language skills, you need to appear for the Goethe institute exams. It is a non-profit German cultural association promoting German language & only their passing certificates are the proof of your knowledge of German language which is accepted worldwide & also for applying for your studies in Germany.

Exams are always displeasing no matter what the subject is. However, when we talk of German language exams, it’s not like a pain in the neck only if we opt to choose with the right set of advice. The logic with German language exam preparations is simple- if you love to learn it, you’ll definitely do well in your exams. So, just give it your best shot and that’s all you really need. Here are some really helpful tips on the same.

Quality of preparation

Preparing for the exam requires correct guidance, detailed study module & your hard work & dedication.  You will more confident & prepared if you have covered all the topics & practised them regularly.  It is always recommendable to take help from a professional or a German-language expert.

The right choice of institute

The institute you choose to study in matters a lot when it comes to learning a foreign language like German. It’s always better to look for institutes with a good record of successful candidates and with a quality experience.

Focus on the vocabulary and grammar

Vocabulary and grammar form the basis of a language. Update yourself thoroughly with vocabulary of respective German language levels Also; understand the grammar part completely as you will feel more confident. This will also help you form as many sentences as you want in German and translate whatever you see or hear in your exam.

Constant practice

Stay in constant touch with the language. Keep enhancing your language skills by practising it daily in the form of a casual discussion with your friends or colleagues so that it becomes like a part of your daily life. You can form an online group wherein you can exchange messages in the German language, chat casually or share useful and relevant German-language material. This improves your writing and reading skills.

Go beyond the class

Learning the language & preparing for the exam should not be limited to the classroom only. It’s vital that you take initiative to learn more and more even after your class ends. It requires your extra efforts and interest. You must go beyond the usual schedule to search for better ways to grasp more command over the language for example through songs, TV series, movies, and various other audios or videos which would be interesting and informative too. This way your hearing and speaking abilities in the language would improve.

Browse the internet

Practice materials are available on the Goethe website for hearing, speaking, writing and reading sections for all levels. You may attempt all those sections within the stipulated time and then judge your own performance before taking the final exam so that you are aware of your weaknesses and strengths beforehand. Apart from solving the Goethe practice paper, you can also find more such materials on the internet from reputed sites.

Confidence

The most important thing to keep in mind before appearing for any exam is the feel confident. You already have done the hard work & you are now fully prepared to handle whatever is asked in the exam.  Give your best shot in the exam.

We wish all the aspiring students all the best for their German language exams.

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10 reasons to start learning German language today

Learning a foreign language can be really interesting and also helps you make giant leaps in your career & can open a wide range of new work opportunities for you. Learning a new language like German can be considered as equivalent to exploring a new culture altogether which is quite fascinating. You get an edge above the rest if you keep your focus in the right direction under the guidance of a good institute or teacher. So go ahead and read what all are the compelling reasons to learn the German language :

German is easy to learn & adapt

German and English have the same language family tree. There are more than 1000 words in the German language which are closely related to English words. You just have to study smart rather than hard.

Opportunity to study for free in Germany

One of the most significant reasons why we recommend students to learn the German language is because it opens the door for them to study in German Universities which are reputed internationally & don’t cost any tuition fees.

In the European Union, German is the most spoken native language

The three official working languages of the European Union are English, French & German. German is also the third most taught foreign language in the world.

Germany holds the largest economy in Europe

Germany is the biggest economy within the European Union and the fourth largest in the world.

Great option for business

Germany is the world’s top location for trade fairs. It is the third-largest exporter in the world.

Germany offers great business opportunities

Germany is home to a number of globally recognized brands, for example, Volkswagen, Lufthansa, Siemens etc. Berlin is dubbed to be called “the silicon valley of Europe” as it has become a startup hub. Hence, it boosts career opportunities.

German has a strong online presence

There are over 15 million websites in German, which opens a lot of scope in terms of trade and business with strong command in the German language.

1 in 10 books in the world are published in German

German is the most commonly used scientific language. Just after the English and Chinese publishing industries, the German book market is the third-largest in the world. Since there are lesser books are translated into our known languages, it’s essential we have the knowledge of the German language to read them.

The language of innovators and inventors

It’s very well-known that Germans were responsible for one of the finest and most impressive achievements in the world. Also, we call Germany the land of poets and thinkers (das Land der Dechter und Denker). Many Nobel prizes have been awarded to the Germans.

We can find Germans everywhere

It is evident from different data that Germans are the ones who spend the largest when it comes to international travel. The people in the travel and tourism industry can gain immense benefits if they know the German language.

 

What are you waiting for? Enrol now to learn this amazing language.
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