International students from a third country must – with a few exceptions – obtain a visa for entry into Germany. They can get this visa from the relevant German mission abroad. Basically, the process differentiates between two types of visas.
The Schengen Visa is issued for a short stay (for example, tourism, participation in a summer language course) of up to three months per half-yearly period. Beware: Holders of a Schengen Visa must leave the country again after three months at the latest. This means the Schengen Visa is not a suitable instrument if you wish to study, do a doctorate or complete a research stay in Germany.
A national Visa is issued for stays lasting longer than three months (for example, to attend a preparatory course at a Studienkolleg or to study a full programme).
If you wish to study or do a doctorate, you must make sure right from the beginning that you apply for a national visa for the purpose of studying (student visa). As a rule, you will have to present the following papers and documents to the German mission in Pakistan (e.g. Embassy or Consulate):
Letter of Admission/Acceptance from the German University.
Proof of any academic credits gained or examinations passed duly attested from attestation authority i.e. (IBCC, HEC and Foreign Affairs).
Proof of any German language skills you may have or of your plans to take a language course in Germany (if any).
Proof of English Language Skills (IELTS 6.0 Band Score, TOEFL 550/213).
Documents that prove how you intend to finance your living expenses while you are studying (proof of sufficient financial resources). The Candidate must open an Account of 8100/- Euros with Deutsche Bank (with the help of German Embassy, Islamabad or German Consulate Lahore).
Bank Statement of last six months of Sponsor of the Candidate.
Student applicants who have not yet been admitted to a German university or Studienkolleg can apply for a Student Applicant Visa. It is valid for three.
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Dated : 27/07/2017, 14:31 PM