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Student Visa & funding for international students

Some useful information on how to apply for a student visa and how to extend it once you are in Germany. You will need proof of financing to prove that you have sufficient funds to finance your stay.

Student visa application

For a student visa application to study in Germany please contact a German diplomatic mission or consulate/embassy in your home country to ask for the necessary requirements. You should definitely have: 

  • A letter from uni-assist confirming your university entrance qualification or
  • the admission letter from Fachhochschule Dortmund or
  • a letter from Fachhochschule Dortmund (Bewerberbestätigung) which confirms your High School qualification and that you are allowed to study at Fachhochschule Dortmund (if it is not possible to issue an admission letter),
  • proof of sufficient financial means for studies in Germany. 


The German aliens’ departments do not convert a tourist visa into a visa for study purposes. Different regulations apply to EU and EFTA nationals and citizens from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Honduras, Monaco, San Marino and the USA.

Proof of financing

You must prove funds in the amount of the BAföG maximun funding rate(Opens in a new tab) . Since winter term 2022/23 these are EUR 934 per month, or a total of EUR 11,208 for one year.

For binding information on how much exactly you need to prove to enter Germany, please contact the nearest German Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

You can prove in different ways that you can finance your studies in Germany. The following forms are possible:

For more information on the individual options, please visit the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the website "Studying  in Germany(Opens in a new tab) ".

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