Residence permit for the purpose of training Issued for the continuation of studies started in another EU country

As an international beneficiary, you can apply for a residence permit to continue studying in another EU country if you meet certain requirements for this.

If you are recognised as an international beneficiary in another EU Member State and have been studying there for at least two years, you can obtain a residence permit to continue your studies in Germany.

The residence permit to continue studying in another EU country is a temporary residence permit. It is granted for the duration of the part of the study that is carried out in Germany.

With your residence permit for the purpose of studying, you may in principle work for up to 120 days or 240 half days a year as well as student secondary activities.

  • Valid passport
  • Current biometric photo
  • Current residence permit
  • Proof of subsistence (e.B. scholarship certificate, declaration of commitment, blocked account with a bank)
  • Lease
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • Proof of the status of an international beneficiary in another EU Member State
  • Proof of studies in another EU member state and, if necessary, Proof of participation in a programme with mobility measures (e.B. Erasmus)
  • Letter of admission from the host educational institution in Germany
  • Forms: Forms can be obtained from your immigration office, if necessary they are also offered online
  • Online procedure possible in isolated cases
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: yes

Preconditions

  • You have a recognized and valid passport or passport replacement.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or adversely affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • You have been recognised as an international beneficiary of protection in another EU Member State.
  • You have been studying in another EU member state for at least two years.
  • You are admitted to a state-recognised university or educational institution in Germany.
  • You can prove that you are participating in a Union or multilateral programme with mobility measures (e.B. Erasmus) or that you are subject to an agreement between two or more universities.
  • Your livelihood is secured for the duration of your studies.

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Related Links

  • Residence Act

The residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. The procedure is as follows:

  • Depending on the foreigners' registration office and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration office offers the electronic application for a residence permit.
  • If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your proofs will be checked (bring them 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 Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you upon receipt of your online application in order to make an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration 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 application is granted, the Foreigners' Registration Office will arrange for the eAT card to be produced.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT card at the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • The eAT card must always be collected in person.
  • Fees apply for issuing the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Last update or date of publication
26.10.2021