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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by MrAAA2: 7:31pm On May 06
shawnmich:
Please I want to ask a question related to this issue..... My school will be resuming by the ending of this month of which I did requested for appointment since April 2 but yet to receive a response from the embassy about it, is it possible to try to schedule another appointment at cotonou if it will be faster than this Nigeria since my school will be resuming by ending and am not sure they will give appointment date before then so is it possible to schedule appointment at cotonou and go there for interviews if granted..... Kindly advise guru in the house and who has receive appointment date for category B. Please help me.

You have the residence status of Benin?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by princejck: 7:34pm On May 06
shawnmich:
Please I want to ask a question related to this issue..... My school will be resuming by the ending of this month of which I did requested for appointment since April 2 but yet to receive a response from the embassy about it, is it possible to try to schedule another appointment at cotonou if it will be faster than this Nigeria since my school will be resuming by ending and am not sure they will give appointment date before then so is it possible to schedule appointment at cotonou and go there for interviews if granted..... Kindly advise guru in the house and who has receive appointment date for category B. Please help me.

From your post I can tell you don’t have residence permit in Cotonou so therefore you can’t apply for visa through Cotonou. Correct me if I am wrong.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 7:39pm On May 06
princejck:


Generally and in Africa yes age is not a barrier but German dey look age. There’s something called lückenlos Lebenslauf. It means ur cv should be without gaps which in ur case ur cv and motivation letter should indicate the reason for ur new career path and not after first degree u didn’t do anything reasonable and still want to repeat Bsc

And what if the person has been working his ass out in a business environment (firm that majored on purchasing and supplying, including logistics) more than three years and CV had it well documented about his role.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by princejck: 7:44pm On May 06
daambassador:


And what if the person has been working his ass out in a business environment (firm that majored on purchasing and supplying, including logistics) more than three years and CV had it well documented about his role.

Still what i was saying as long as his work experience indicate his new career path then no problem. He should get Arbeitszeugnis ( more like recommendations letter from his company stating his role at the company)

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 7:46pm On May 06
princejck:


Still what i was saying as long as his work experience indicate his new career path then no problem. He should get Arbeitszeugnis ( more like recommendations letter from his company stating his role at the company)

I'll take this home "recommendations letter"
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Nzealibaba: 7:49pm On May 06
daambassador:
The question that kept running on my mind through out my stay yesterday in German embassy Abuja was, do they derive joy in punishing Africans especially Nigerians?

Appointment time was between 10:30am to 11:30am. Got there some minutes before 9:30am, had encounter with the security guys including a mopol officer, all of them were nice and friendly, and if you were not told you will think I have known them before that sunny morning.

At about 9:45am, I was called in first to observe Covid-19 protocols wearing of facemask, sanitizing my hands, checking my body temperature which was about 36.6 as I saw on the receptionist register.
Then I walk inside the mission's compound and was directed to the VO (actually didn't go there for visa appointment but for certification of documents), walked in and she asked me to have a sit
VO: how may I help you
Me: yes I'm here for documents certification
VO: Can I have the originals and photocopies,
including your int'l passport
Me: I presented all to her

After like 3 to 5 minutes she returned all the documents that I gave her and wish me goodluck, tho I didn't understand what she typed at the back of my transcript but the only thing I understood was yesterday's date.

When I enquire why all visa applicants especially guys going for Bsc will have to move to Lagos for their interview since they stipulated on their website that people leaving in the north should visit Abuja for consular and other related matters, she responded with a smile that "dear its management decision" to keep things that way.
Then I went further to ask why not keep to their position on people residing in a particular region of the country as they stipulate on their website, she still responded with that smile "dear its management decision and there is nothing she can do about it". At this point I got to the conclusion that the mission must have had it as a policy or a way to frustrate Nigerians because' the embassy was kinda deserted, I mean customers were not much (very scanty), only the staffs and security personnel. Yet they found it worthy to allow people going to Lagos for interview without considering the dangers on our roads, and coupled with the current security situation in Nigeria.

If not because its cheap compared to most countries, what are Nigerians going there to do .
With their high rate of racism, they don't even speak English
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by shawnmich: 8:03pm On May 06
No resident permit.
Thanks for your response.
Is there a way to get the appointment for category B asap due to my resumption date or we just cross our fingers and watch til they give date please

princejck:


From your post I can tell you don’t have residence permit in Cotonou so therefore you can’t apply for visa through Cotonou. Correct me if I am wrong.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Elninoarmando: 8:06pm On May 06
shawnmich:
Please I want to ask a question related to this issue..... My school will be resuming by the ending of this month of which I did requested for appointment since April 2 but yet to receive a response from the embassy about it, is it possible to try to schedule another appointment at cotonou if it will be faster than this Nigeria since my school will be resuming by ending and am not sure they will give appointment date before then so is it possible to schedule appointment at cotonou and go there for interviews if granted..... Kindly advise guru in the house and who has receive appointment date for category B. Please help me.

For you to be eligible to apply via Cotonou,you must have their resident permit and it must be at least 6 months from the day it was issued.
You made a mistake during your booking.You should have shifted your start date to September or October.
If your school starts this month,it means your interview invitation mail should have come in March and your interview in April,if you were to be given an appointment.
If you're in category B,it won't be possible for you to get interview mail and be interviewed in the same month of May.
If at all you're interviewed this month,what of the 4-8 weeks of processing your visa?
You should be in Germany before your start date(except last year that corona virus interrupted that)
These are the things you have to consider before booking.
That's why they stated categorically that once your start date comes closer,you should forget about being invited for any interview and cancel your booking appointment.
From experience,mails for interview dates for category B applicants are received from the end of July and all through August (NB:this time frame might change for the better and i don't know when) for winter semester.
If i were you,i'd cancel immediately,rebook and use October/early November as start date.
Start online for the time being.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 8:08pm On May 06
Nzealibaba:

If not because its cheap compared to most countries, what are Nigerians going there to do .
With their high rate of racism, they don't even speak English


Bro let's not talk about racism because' even as a full fledge Nigerian citizen you still experience it day in day out in this Naija...I have experience it tho I won't mention the name of the multinational company after going thru series of interview in different states and taking the risk of plying the 'good roads' in our country it ended up in tears because' of racism.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Kathy4jesus: 9:12pm On May 06
CooKeed:


What programme are you applying for? Is it related to graphics, arts or any field where you are expected to show a collection of your works/projects?
Digital media , I studied human kinetics as bsc. Does it have to be related to my bachelor? And I have a gpa of 2.8 , I’m I qualify please?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by shawnmich: 9:33pm On May 06
Thanks for your advice, maybe I should contact the school to defer my admission to winter because I can start the program online....or maybe I should wait if there is still hope this month.
Thanks
Elninoarmando:


For you to be eligible to apply via Cotonou,you must have their resident permit and it must be at least 6 months from the day it was issued.
You made a mistake during your booking.You should have shifted your start date to September or October.
If your school started this month,it means your interview invitation mail should have come in March and your interview in April,if you were to be given an appointment.
If you're in category B,it won't be possible for you to get interview mail and be interviewed in the same month of May.
If at all you were interviewed this month,what of the 4-8 weeks of processing your visa?
You should be in Germany before your start date(except last year that corona virus interrupted that)
These are the things you have to consider before booking.
That's why they stated categorically that once your start date comes closer,you should forget about being invited for any interview and cancel your booking appointment.
From experience,mails for interview dates for category B applicants are received from the end of July and all through August (NB:this time frame might change for the better and i don't know when) for winter semester.
If i were you,i'd cancel immediately,rebook and use October/early November as start date.
Start online for the time being.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by CooKeed(m): 9:43pm On May 06
Kathy4jesus:

Digital media , I studied human kinetics as bsc. Does it have to be related to my bachelor? And I have a gpa of 2.8 , I’m I qualify please?

I thought as much. It seems 'portfolio' refers to a collection of your previous projects relating to digital media. You may email the programme coordinator to get clarification.

Generally speaking, German schools expect your bachelor's to be related to your intended master's.
Secondly, do you have any significant experience in digital media? (There's no guarantee that this will be accepted in lieu of a related BSc though).

I advise you go through the programme website very well and be clear on every single requirement before you apply (especially if the application will cost you money).
Also, they would typically specify the minimum GPA requirement. Convert your GPA to the German grading system and see if it is sufficient.

Frankly, I think your best option is to apply for programmes that are related to your bachelor's, if you intend to study for MSc in Germany. The alternative would be to go for a second bachelor's. If you chose the bachelor's option, from what I've read on this thread, it will be hard to convince the VO that you are really going for studies, and not just desperate to enter Germany by any means necessary. It will be harder if you are not young.

All the best.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Nzealibaba: 9:57pm On May 06
@Emman2903, have always made this point,
But I don't know why people ignore it..
If you are in category B, no date for you..
Anybody feeling disappointed in category b for not getting date should blame no one.
I actually started this protest thing even before Emman2903 joined.
Category b is not getting date.
Admit it and work towards it,
Don't wait till Oct before you start blaming the embassy.
I have always said it and some too.

Protest protest protest protest �

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 11:57pm On May 06
If I am not mistaken, a BSc Int'l Relations and wants to go for another BSc International Business Management?
This could raise an eyebrow, like why do similar BSc.

But If it is a BSc Int'l Relations and MSc Business Management, that would be fine. I doubt if such a master program will be free tuition sha oo

daambassador:


Alright but based on the reason especially the first degree stuff, what's the chance of someone getting visa after badging a Bsc in Int'l Relations but still want to go for Int'l Business/Management
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 12:00am On May 07
Exactly

princejck:


After first Bsc getting a second Bsc is not always positive especially if you are above 28 years old with no working experience with your first degree. Your work experience could be the reason why you want to change career path or to specialize in other field. Generally after first degree people improve with masters and Weiterbildung (Special Training) here in DE without having to repeat Bsc.

In your case ur first degree is similar to what you intend to repeat in DE. Sorry to say it makes no sense repeating Bsc. It would be better if you apply for masters or better still use masters to get into DE and when you re here you can change and go for ur wish degree if that’s what you really want to do.

Note this are just my ideas and I’m not 100% certain of the outcome of your visa application.

It’s good to do things logically and not give the impression you only want to escape Africa problems.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 12:10am On May 07
My Brother lol Abuja na another level entirely ooh.

Most of those European embassies are in the same area. If you call the German embassy in Abuja, they would pick and respond to you only that they would redirect you to Lagos. Sometimes I wonder if staffs in Abuja are not as informed as Lagos Abi no be the same salary?

There is actually no sense for someone living in Bauchi to travel all the way to Lagos because of an interview, not even in this climate.
If they had decentralized the whole thing maybe they could have achieved more. Ms. Birgitt Ory needs to do more abeg,

daambassador:
The question that kept running on my mind through out my stay yesterday in German embassy Abuja was, do they derive joy in punishing Africans especially Nigerians?

Appointment time was between 10:30am to 11:30am. Got there some minutes before 9:30am, had encounter with the security guys including a mopol officer, all of them were nice and friendly, and if you were not told you will think I have known them before that sunny morning.

At about 9:45am, I was called in first to observe Covid-19 protocols wearing of facemask, sanitizing my hands, checking my body temperature which was about 36.6 as I saw on the receptionist register.
Then I walk inside the mission's compound and was directed to the VO (actually didn't go there for visa appointment but for certification of documents), walked in and she asked me to have a sit
VO: how may I help you
Me: yes I'm here for documents certification
VO: Can I have the originals and photocopies,
including your int'l passport
Me: I presented all to her

After like 3 to 5 minutes she returned all the documents that I gave her and wish me goodluck, tho I didn't understand what she typed at the back of my transcript but the only thing I understood was yesterday's date.

When I enquire why all visa applicants especially guys going for Bsc will have to move to Lagos for their interview since they stipulated on their website that people leaving in the north should visit Abuja for consular and other related matters, she responded with a smile that "dear its management decision" to keep things that way.
Then I went further to ask why not keep to their position on people residing in a particular region of the country as they stipulate on their website, she still responded with that smile "dear its management decision and there is nothing she can do about it". At this point I got to the conclusion that the mission must have had it as a policy or a way to frustrate Nigerians because' the embassy was kinda deserted, I mean customers were not much (very scanty), only the staffs and security personnel. Yet they found it worthy to allow people going to Lagos for interview without considering the dangers on our roads, and coupled with the current security situation in Nigeria.

Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 12:20am On May 07
Germany ranked 4th as the country with the highest population of old people.

Now I get it now sef. Mehn Mehn

The health insurance difference for people over 30 years.

The clause in CAT A (graduated not long ago) etc.

princejck:


Generally and in Africa yes age is not a barrier but German dey look age. There’s something called lückenlos Lebenslauf. It means ur cv should be without gaps which in ur case ur cv and motivation letter should indicate the reason for ur new career path and not after first degree u didn’t do anything reasonable and still want to repeat Bsc
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 12:26am On May 07
If your residence permit is legit and older than 6 months then that might be an option.

I will also recommend that you read this thread carefully. If you don't want to read everything, you should try reading from 2020 till date.

On the other hand, have a Plan B handy just in case. For some other countries, the deadline for September is this month's end.

shawnmich:
Please I want to ask a question related to this issue..... My school will be resuming by the ending of this month of which I did requested for appointment since April 2 but yet to receive a response from the embassy about it, is it possible to try to schedule another appointment at cotonou if it will be faster than this Nigeria since my school will be resuming by ending and am not sure they will give appointment date before then so is it possible to schedule appointment at cotonou and go there for interviews if granted..... Kindly advise guru in the house and who has receive appointment date for category B. Please help me.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by naijacentric(m): 4:28am On May 07
jamesy212:

Here's how I would appeal if I'm in your friend's shoe:
1. For reason one, a letter of presence in your school will suffice.
2. For reason two, updating your blocked account with the correct amount and providing proof for that.
3. For reason three, a good motivation letter (well crafted) giving at least three well-thought reasons for a second BSC will do a good job. This is really helpful if you have some experience in the field you're going for the second BSc. You will also need to give reasons why you can't go for master's instead in the same field. I strongly believe he can be considered if his reasons are sufficient enough.
thanks
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by naijacentric(m): 4:29am On May 07
OdogwuEkeke:
CHECK THE UPDATED CHECKLIST.

Three major reasons I see here.

1. Insufficient blocked account.
2. No letter of presence.
3. Current semester enrollment certificate

I dunno if he can appeal based on these major faults.

thanks

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by naijacentric(m): 4:29am On May 07
princejck:


The reasons for denial is too long, appeal won’t make any sense. The Embassy in Cotonou is more strict than Lagos and don’t accept most stuff you guys submit at DE Embassy in Lagos. You friend should find more genuine reason to go to DE, start afresh and learn from his mistakes.

This goes also for those applying for second Bsc and those whose course can be run online.
thanks
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by naijacentric(m): 4:31am On May 07
MrAAA2:


What happened to quality to motivation letter? He has to share some relevant points on the interview day. Perhaps that provides an insight.
A Motivation Letter or Statement of Purpose becomes crucial when:
1. You're having a second degree or higher degree
2. Switching major
3. Applying from a disadvantaged country as a citizen
4. Buttress on your future and humanity development.
5. Wide age gap between your most recent qualification and your newly applied course. It is often mediated by good working experience but for most in Nigeria, the jobs weren't even there! I graduated 2009/early 2010 (education gap of 10 years!), studied Zoology (I am now studying Environmental Science at University of Cologne) and at a low ranking University, DELSU Abraka, a meager 3.6 CGPA, abandoned an MSc course at OAU, Ife from 2011-2015 (which I eventually stylishly used as work and research experience).

An appeal could still work if the pointed errors are adjusted and Fintiba should stop confirming 853€ blocked amount and implement the new 861€. People should continue to ask questions particularly on a forum like this for guidance and help.
thanks
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 6:10am On May 07
OdogwuEkeke:
If I am not mistaken, a BSc Int'l Relations and wants to go for another BSc International Business Management?
This could raise an eyebrow, like why do similar BSc.

But If it is a BSc Int'l Relations and MSc Business Management, that would be fine. I doubt if such a master program will be free tuition sha oo



Will like to correct this impression, Int'l Rels and Int'l Business/Management are not the same though they may sound the same in the ear. While the former focused on foreign policy, wars, peace and security, history, international law and jurisprudence, political economy, education, relations between countries/governments (intergovernmental relations) e.t.c the later focuses on intercultural communication,
business law in an International Context,
international financial accounting/taxes,
languages,
international management (Specialisation) e.t.c

Well majority of public universities in Germany with the exclusion of private universities offers the course for both Bsc and Msc and they are all free tuition.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by princejck: 6:43am On May 07
daambassador:



Will like to correct this impression, Int'l Rels and Int'l Business/Management are not the same though they may sound the same in the ear. While the former focused on foreign policy, wars, peace and security, history, international law and jurisprudence, economy, education, relations between countries/governments (intergovernmental relations) e.t.c the later focuses on intercultural communication,
business law in an International Context,
international financial accounting/taxes,
languages,
international management (Specialisation) e.t.c


I apologize for giving the first impression that they re same, you re right they are not the same nevertheless you need to ask yourself what motivated you to choose such career path ( work experience, internships etc.) indicate them in your cv and motivation as well as during ur interview also don't give the impression that ur first degree is a waste but rather combining both degrees would give you maximum advantage in ur new career path.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 7:09am On May 07
princejck:


I apologize for giving the first impression that they re same, you re right they are not the same nevertheless you need to ask yourself what motivated you to choose such career path ( work experience, internships etc.) indicate them in your cv and motivation as well as during ur interview also don't give the impression that ur first degree is a waste but rather combining both degrees would give you maximum advantage in ur new career path.

Many thanks for the insight...

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Nobody: 9:15am On May 07
Please guyz on the checklist what does 'prepaid courier envelope by any major...' Mean? How can one go about it?

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 9:27am On May 07
TonyyS:
Please guyz on the checklist what does 'prepaid courier envelope by any major...' Mean? How can one go about it?

That's an envelope you can get from DHL and other companies (int'l logistics company) that are into logistics...I believe they will use the envelope to return your documents

It will make sense if you patronise DHL since its their own.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Nobody: 9:41am On May 07
daambassador:


That's an envelope you can get from DHL and other companies (int'l logistics company) that are into logistics...I believe they will use the envelope to return your documents

It will make sense if you patronise DHL since its their own.

OK thanks. Does it also mean I need to find a place in Germany in order to answer the question 'intended place of stay' on the application form? Besides, I got appointment date. Cat. B. applied this May.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 9:58am On May 07
All the best Tony

TonyyS:


OK thanks. Does it also mean I need to find a place in Germany in order to answer the question 'intended place of stay' on the application form? Besides, I got appointment date. Cat. B. applied this May.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 10:02am On May 07
TonyyS:


OK thanks. Does it also mean I need to find a place in Germany in order to answer the question 'intended place of stay' on the application form? Besides, I got appointment date. Cat. B. applied this May.

Actually don't know much about the "intended place to stay" probably you enquire from @princejck and others that have reach that stage.

But do you mean you got appointment date for Cat B and you even applied this May.

Congratz in advance!!!
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Nobody: 10:04am On May 07
daambassador:


Actually don't know much about the "intended place to stay" probably you enquire from @princejck and others that have reach that stage.

But do you mean you got appointment date for Cat B and you even applied this May.

Congratz in advance!!!

Yea. Am surprised to have gotten AD. But yes I got it.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by MrAAA2: 10:06am On May 07
TonyyS:


OK thanks. Does it also mean I need to find a place in Germany in order to answer the question 'intended place of stay' on the application form? Besides, I got appointment date. Cat. B. applied this May.

Select student dormitory WG in your university's city. That is sufficient.

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