Increase of the required credit balance on blocked accounts
From September 1, 2019, on all applicants for a student visa have to present proof that they can bear at least 853.00 Euros per month to cover their living expenses. The required credit balance on blocked bank accounts has been increased from previously 8.640 Euros to now 10.236 Euros for one year.
Applicants, who apply before September 1, 2019, only need to show the current amount of 720.00 Euros, but have to present a blocked bank account with the increased amount of 853.00 Euros per month to the competent aliens authority when applying for their residence permit after entering Germany.
Limited Availability of Interview Appointments
The Embassy offers two appointment categories for students. Due to the very high demand all appointments for student visa applications Category B are fully booked for the next eight weeks.
Appointments in Category A are only applicable for highly qualified applicants, who fulfil one of the following requirements:
- Master Students, who completed their Bachelor's Degree with First Class Honours
- PhD Students
- (Scientific) Researchers
- Scholarship Holders with a scholarship from a German or European institution (for example: DAAD, KAAD, Erasmus+)
- Students who successfully participated in the TestAS (score of 100 or higher)
- Students who successfully participated in an A1 German language exam (score of 80 or higher)