Residence permit for the purpose of training Grant for the preparation of studies and study

You can obtain a residence permit for the purpose of studying if you wish to study in Germany and have an admission to a state-recognised university or a comparable educational institution in Germany. The course must be a full-time course. The purpose of the study also includes pre-study measures. Preparatory measures are the attendance of a pre-study language course, if there is already admission to the course and the admission is linked to the attendance of a pre-study course, and a visit to a college or similar institution if a place is securely available. The residence permit for the purpose of study is a temporary residence permit. It is granted for at least one year and usually for a maximum of two years or for the duration of the course if the course lasts less than two years. If you participate in a Union or multilateral programme of mobility measures (e.B. Erasmus+ programme of the European Union) or if the foreigner is subject to an agreement between two or more higher education institutions, the residence permit shall be issued for at least two years or for the duration of the course if the course of study lasts less than two years. You may work up to 120 days or 240 half days a year or a student ancillary activity with your residence permit for the purpose of your studies. You may not work for pre-study measures in the first year, except during the holiday period

Valid passport Current biometric photo Visa, where necessary Proof of livelihood (e.B. scholarship certificate, commitment, blocked account with a bank, proof of parents' income or similar) lease Proof of your health insurance Admission decision of the Educational Institute Ggfls. Proof of the required language skills, e.B. by suitable language certificates such as language tests of the ALTE-certified examination provider Goethe-Institut, telc GmbH, ÖSD, TestDAF, but also DSH, DSD, TOEFL, IELTS If you are taking part in pre-study measures: proof of admission to the college or to a pre-study language course


Forms: Forms are received from your immigration authority, if necessary they are also offered online Online procedure possible in some cases Written form required: yes Personal appearance necessary: yes

Preconditions
You have a recognised and valid passport or passport replacement and, if necessary for entry, a suitable visa. There is no interest in expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. You have an admission to a state-recognized university or educational institution in Germany. Your livelihood is guaranteed for the duration of your studies. Depending on the study requirements of your degree programme, you may need to prove the language skills required for the course (usually at least at level B2) to the immigration authority. No proof of language skills shall be provided if they have already been examined by the host institution in the context of the admission decision or are to be acquired as part of a pre-study language course.
Section 16b (1) AufenthG

Related Links

Federal Government portal for skilled workers from abroad https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/visum/arten/studieren/ You can also get free advice on the topics of entry, residence and work at the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the Federal Government's portal for professionals from abroad. Phone: 030 1815-1111 Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The residence permit must be applied for with the immigration authority responsible for your residence. The procedure is as follows: Depending on the immigration authority and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out if your immigration authority offers the electronic application for a residence permit. If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the immigration authority. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your evidence will be checked (bring it with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the production of an electronic residence permit (eAT card). In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to make an appointment at the immigration office if necessary. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the production of the electronic residence permit (eAT card). If your request is met, the immigration authority will arrange for the eAT card to be produced. After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT card from the immigration office. The eAT card must always be taken up in person. Fees apply for the issue of the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority. Responsible in the state of Brandenburg is the immigration authority of the district/district-free city

Responsible for the content
Ministry of the Interior and Local Government

of the State of Brandenburg

Last update or date of publication
01.09.2020