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Student, Research and Language Course Visa

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04.12.2017 - Article

Please note that there are NO available student visa appointments for the winter semester 2018/2019 left. E-mail requests for appointments will NOT be answered any longer.

If you intend to stay in Germany for more than 90 days, you have to apply for a long term visa (residence permit).

Please note: From September 1st 2017, the visa fee amounts to 75.00 Euro (only payable in Naira).

Student visa appointments 

 Please note that there are NO available student visa appointments for the winter semester 2018/2019 left. E-mail requests for appointments will NOT be answered any longer. Appointments for any other study purposes longer than 3 months can be booked here.

Only students with scholarships are still eligible for appointments. Please send an e-mail with the following details and attachment to the e-mail address student@lago.diplo.de:

  1.     Full name and place of residence in Nigeria
  2.     Admission letter or confirmation by Studienkolleg or language school
  3.     Proof of scholarship of a federal German or EU organization
  4.     Passport copy

Incomplete e-mails will not be answered or processed. E-mails sent to other mail addresses concerning student visa appointments will NOT be processed or answered. After an appointment has been awarded to you, you will receive an official confirmation e-mail. The appointment date will be fixed in accordance with the enrolment date stated in the admission letter. The processing of a student visa takes up to six weeks. Only students with scholarships living in Abuja (F.C.T.)  are eligible to receive an appointment there.

Application forms

Please fill the following application forms for your visa interview and bring them with you:

Application form for long term visa

Declaration according to Section 54 Paragraph 2 Number 8

Please note that enquiries concerning the status of an application will not be answered.

Student, research and language course visa

For the purpose of studying or conducting research at a German university, you are required to apply for a student visa. Language courses for the duration of more than three months also belong in this category.

For study purposes up to 3 months only please go to the site on Schengen Visa. You need to provide documentation like mentioned in the checklist for Tourist.

During the visa process applicants have to submit proof of having sufficient financial means for living in German. This can be done by opening and funding a blocked account. When choosing the provider you have free choice. Suppliers worldwide offering this service can be found on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.

German Embassy in Abuja: Appointments for the certification of a signature for the opening of a blocked account and the certification of copies for university applications can be booked online by following this link.

German Consulate General in Lagos: Appointments for the certification of a signature for the opening of a blocked account and the certification of copies for university applications can be booked online. Please click here to be forwarded to the appointment booking system.

Downloads

•             Checklist Students and Language Course Visa  

•             Checklist Research Fellows  

•             Blocked account for foreign students: certification of signature

•             Certification of documents for university applications in Germany

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