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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Escanor(m): 6:01pm On Jun 05
ohswagz:
I wanna pay semester fee for DIT... Anyone knows any easy online platform or route,?..Thanks
Whatsup..have you applied for visa?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Teledom1: 8:55pm On Jun 05
Armstrong34:
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yep i did and my score was sufficient to get me an admission



Oh that was good . Was there an interview after the test.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Armstrong34(m): 10:47pm On Jun 05
Teledom1:




Oh that was good . Was there an interview after the test.
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Nope
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Teledom1: 1:55am On Jun 06
Armstrong34:
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Nope


Ok thanks
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Teledom1: 1:57am On Jun 06
Armstrong34:
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Nope


Finally , was the test written where you have to type or a multi choice like OBJ formats
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by FredUmar: 4:03am On Jun 06
uchezdedon:



I did that in 2018 with a student resident permit.



Yes but I want to know the new rules or the guidelines now they have left EU, I heard you can’t travel over there easily now due to the covid ish?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Armstrong34(m): 7:15am On Jun 06
Teledom1:



Finally , was the test written where you have to type or a multi choice like OBJ formats
...

They are multiple choice questions..But the main issue is the time...The time is too too little ..
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Teledom1: 8:07am On Jun 06
Armstrong34:
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They are multiple choice questions..But the main issue is the time...The time is too too little ..

Oh ok I get thanks. Sure it was through ProctorU
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by pseudonomer: 9:17am On Jun 06
Armstrong34:
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yep i did and my score was sufficient to get me an admission

Please I need to contact you, I need some inquiries about the test. Thanks
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by MrAAA2: 11:27am On Jun 06
ohswagz:
I wanna pay semester fee for DIT... Anyone knows any easy online platform or route,?..Thanks

Best option is Worldremit if Nigeria will allow you to.
Otherwise contact someone in Europe or Germany to help you and you pay in NGN.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by ohswagz: 1:16pm On Jun 06
MrAAA2:


Best option is Worldremit if Nigeria will allow you to.
Otherwise contact someone in Europe or Germany to help you and you pay in NGN.
Thanks bro
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Somatohadidas1: 2:38pm On Jun 06
TJ10:
"printed (NOT handwritten) and personally signed Curriculum Vitae.."

Is there a specific C.V format. Like Europass. Or I can design my CV the way I like and give them the details they asked for?

Yes, there is no specific format requested. If you like, you can use Europass or any other format that suits you. Just make sure all the needed information is contained in the CV.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Somatohadidas1: 2:43pm On Jun 06
and do not exceed the specified number of page

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Escanor(m): 3:26pm On Jun 06
Any link for sponsorship letter or block account?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Escanor(m): 5:33pm On Jun 06
who got admission to rhein waal University lets talk

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 5:50am On Jun 07
REASONS WHY YOUR VISA APPLICATION MAY BE REJECTED

Based on research and personal experiences from students, I outline here some of the major reasons why the German embassy refuses to hand out visas to students. I must emphasize that I can't be definitive about the reason for the rejection of student visas since the final decision lies with the Immigration Office where you will be studying.

Unlike at most embassies, the final decision by a German embassy to issue or deny a visa is not solely dependent on the visa officer. It is mainly dependent on the Immigration Office where you will be studying. All the visa officer does is to give a positive or negative recommendation based on your performance at the interview. Therefore, you might do exceptionally well at the visa interview and still have your visa refused. You might also do poorly at the interview and be surprised to learn that you have been issued a visa.

1. Poor Financial Status

This is the number one reason most students have their visas refused. Even though most institutions in Germany do not charge tuition fees, you still need to be financially sound to survive in Germany. The German Embassy wants students to concentrate on their studies and does not want them to get distracted as a result of financial difficulties. Lack of sufficient funds can force students to neglect their studies and take up jobs, or even force them into crime.

The German Embassy, therefore, places a huge emphasis on the financial capability of students. Students require around 861 euros per month to cover the cost of living in Germany. It may be higher or lower depending on the city. Students are expected to show a minimum of 10,332 euros every year in order to renew their visas. As such, if the German Embassy has any reason to believe that you might have trouble financing your studies, it may reject your visa.

Suggestion.
The German Embassy is becoming stricter and stricter every year and is requesting stronger financial proof to ensure students are not stranded in Germany.

Some embassies are also requesting the sponsor’s bank statements and financial documents in addition to the blocked account. The reason for this is that they want to make sure your sponsor is in a financial position to send you 10,332 euros every year for the duration of your studies. Remember that the German embassy assumes you will not be depending on part-time jobs to finance your studies once you arrive in Germany.

This is where you should be very careful. Please avoid borrowing a large sum of money and dumping it into the account of your sponsor some few months before your interview, as they can easily detect this. It is advisable to choose a sponsor who has had substantial assets and savings in their account for a number of years. Ideally, he or she should earn not less than 3000 euros per month and shouldn't have many dependents. If your sponsor earns less than that, they might doubt his or her capability to provide you with the required amount of money every year.

It is also important to note that your sponsor should not necessarily be related to you. What matters is that he or she should have a good motive for sponsoring you. It is better to choose a non-family member with a strong financial background than a family member with a not-so-good financial background.

2. The State Didn't See Your Profile as Fitting Their Future Needs

Germany, like most countries, is in need of skilled workers. They also need bright young minds because of their aging population. Germany extends free tuition to international students in an effort to attract bright minds from around the world. They hope these young minds will learn their language and get acclimatized to their systems. They can then go ahead to fill skilled positions that cannot be filled by their citizens for one reason or the other.

Currently, Germany is in high need of scientists and engineers. However, this does not mean they are not in need of other professionals as well. When you apply to study in Germany, the state where your university is located plays a huge factor in determining if your visa will be granted or not. If the state needs people in the field you applied to, there is a high chance your visa will be granted with all other things being equal. If the state already has a large number of professionals in the field you applied to, then they might use other factors. like the availability of accommodation and transport facilities, in making their decisions which really doesn't put the odds in your favor.

Suggestion
It will be unwise to choose to study a course in engineering and sciences just because you feel there is a high chance of securing a student visa when you go for those programs. You should go for a program you are genuinely interested in. If you are not interested in the courses you take, you will likely end up getting kicked out of your university. And you are ex-matriculated from a German university for poor academic performance, you lose your student visa status and might have to return home.

Work on your motivation letter. You will have to convince whoever is assessing your motivation letter that you can be of great benefit to Germany and your home country with the course that you have chosen. My other article explains more about how to write a perfect motivation letter for your student visa application.

3. Poor Academic Profile

The visa officer assesses your capability to study in Germany using your previous academic results. Don't be fooled, the German educational system is one of the toughest in the world. The huge dropout rate in their universities is a testament to this. As many as 60 percent of students in engineering and the sciences drop out during their first year.

Because German universities do not depend on tuition fees from students, they are under no financial pressure to pass them. They also do not grade on a curve. If an entire class fails a particular examination and there is nothing wrong with the questions, then so be it. Therefore, if the visa officer feels you are not academically fit to survive the rigorous academic standards in Germany, it might lead to your visa being rejected. The visa officer does not want you to enter Germany and end up getting frustrated because you are unable to pass your papers.

Suggestion
If you have a genuine reason why you failed to attain good marks in your studies, you can make it known to the visa officer if he or she happens to bring it up during your interview. More importantly, you can make this reason clear in your motivation letter. You should point out that you have worked on the reason and that it won’t happen again.
E.g.
“I am generally a very good student as you can tell from my high school results. During my first and second year at the university, the death of my mum really had a negative effect on my ability to study effectively. However, I was able to recover and do exceptionally well in my third and final year.”

You can also work very hard on other aspects of your application to compensate for your low marks. If you have relevant work experience in the program that you intend to pursue, it can be of great help. For programs that ask for GRE scores, you should work very hard in getting excellent scores, especially in the quantitative section.


4. Lack of Preparation for Your Interview

Some students go into the interview totally unprepared which makes the visa officer doubt they are serious about studying in Germany. The visa officer expects you to know some basic facts about Germany and about the state and city where your school is located. More importantly, you are required to know some facts about your school and your study program. If you go into the interview lacking knowledge in any of these areas, the visa officer concludes that you are not really serious about studying in Germany and this can lead to your visa being refused.

Suggestion
To be able to sail smoothly through the German student visa interview, you should be able to understand the motive behind the questions asked by the visa officer. The questions he or she asks can be grouped into four categories.

a) Questions about Germany
b) Questions about your seriousness as a student
c) Questions that test your intentions
d) Questions that assess your financial situation

5. Insufficient Language Level (Either German or English)

It is very common for students to apply to study a program in Germany that requires let's say C1 German language level when they only have an A2 qualification. This makes the visa officer doubt whether they can be able to comprehend lectures and pass examinations successfully.

As a student, your ability to succeed academically is of high importance to the embassy, and hence anything that would hinder your academic progress can be a reason for rejection. The same applies to English-taught programs in Germany. If you have a very low score in your IELTS, the visa officer would doubt your ability to understand and pass lectures in English.

Suggestion
Before going for a German-taught program, make sure you have mastered German to a certain level (at least B2) and are able to speak it to a certain degree. If your study program is in German, the visa officer will likely conduct your interview in German. So it’s not enough to be able to read and understand German, you should be able to speak it as well. If the VO realizes you can't give some basic answers to his or her questions in German, it can easily lead to rejection.

The main problem with IELTS is that some students feel they can trick the embassy by presenting fake results. Please refrain from this. If you are caught, it’s a serious offense and you won’t be getting a visa to Germany anytime soon. The IELTS isn't difficult and anyone who puts three months of hard work into it can be sure of scoring at least an overall band of 6.5 (which is the minimum requirement in most German universities).

6. Inconsistency in Your Choice of Study Programme

An interviewer's doubt about your choice of study program can come up in two situations.

-The first is when students apply for master's programs in Germany that are totally unrelated to what they did in their bachelor's degrees.

-The second is when a student applies for a second bachelor's degree or a second master's degree program in Germany. The bachelor's degree is not that well regarded in Germany, and having two bachelor's degrees may seem like starting two educational paths and finishing neither of them. Also, if you already have a master's degree, the visa officer might wonder why you aren't applying for a Ph.D. This can make you appear desperate and the visa officer would doubt if your true intention is to study.

Suggestion
Show solid proof of why you want to study in a new field. This could be in the form of work experience in the new field. You should make your reason for choosing to study in a new field known to the visa officer and in your motivation letter as well. Below is a good example of a reason given by a student for going for a master’s program that was totally unrelated to his bachelor's.

''I had the opportunity to work in the environmental sector for two years. This is where my interest in environmental issues developed. Even though my degree is totally unrelated to this sector, I believe I have the relevant work experience and passion to succeed in this field.''

Also, if you have tangible reasons for going for a second master's or bachelor's degree, you can make your reason known. For example:

"I initially applied for my dream Ph.D. program at TU-Munich. However, I was denied admission on the basis that I lacked sufficient course content and research in my master's degree. I decided to apply for another master's degree so as to get the necessary course content and research experience to apply for my dream Ph.D. program at TU-Munich."

DON'T BE TOO DESPERATE AND YOU FAIL TO PREPARE. E GO BE LIKE RAPTURE....

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by TJ10: 7:42am On Jun 07
Somatohadidas1:
and do not exceed the specified number of page

Thank you very much
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by TJ10: 8:43am On Jun 07
To all those answering questions and posting relevant information, I want to say a big thank you.

I have another question regarding the "prepaid courier envelope"

What exactly is it and where can I get it and what's the cost estimate?

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Stiflersammy(m): 8:54am On Jun 07
TJ10:
To all those answering questions and posting relevant information, I want to say a big thank you.

I have another question regarding the "prepaid courier envelope"

What exactly is it and where can I get it and what's the cost estimate?

You can get it at any courier company.
the cost depends on how far the destination of where you want to get your documents is to the embassy
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by chika0072(m): 10:21am On Jun 07
Escanor:
who got admission to rhein waal University lets talk

Applied no response yet. Gotten admission?
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by TJ10: 10:37am On Jun 07
Stiflersammy:


You can get it at any courier company.
the cost depends on how far the destination of where you want to get your documents is to the embassy

Sorry I still don't understand. Does the pre-paid mean I'm paying in advance and no physical envelope will be given to me when I pay. Etc

What exactly am I to take to the consulate as regards this requirement

Thank you
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by writeconcept: 10:45am On Jun 07
TJ10:


Sorry I still don't understand. Does the pre-paid mean I'm paying in advance and no physical envelope will be given to me when I pay. Etc

What exactly am I to take to the consulate as regards this requirement

Thank you
When you paid for the envelope say DHL for instance, the enveloped will be addressed to you (your own residence) and you take it along with you to the embassy on the day of your interview. The embassy will send your documents back to you using that same envelop. it is called prepaid because you already paid for it, and the embassy doesn't need to pay the couriers again.

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by daambassador: 11:19am On Jun 07
writeconcept:
When you paid for the envelope say DHL for instance, the enveloped will be addressed to you (your own residence) and you take it along with you to the embassy on the day of your interview. The embassy will send your documents back to you using that same envelop. it is called prepaid because you already paid for it, and the embassy doesn't need to pay the couriers again.

See mindset bikonu...they don't want to spend any of their penny...
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by TJ10: 11:30am On Jun 07
writeconcept:
When you paid for the envelope say DHL for instance, the enveloped will be addressed to you (your own residence) and you take it along with you to the embassy on the day of your interview. The embassy will send your documents back to you using that same envelop. it is called prepaid because you already paid for it, and the embassy doesn't need to pay the couriers again.


Ohhh. Thank you very much. I understand now
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Escanor(m): 12:54pm On Jun 07
chika0072:


Applied no response yet. Gotten admission?
yes i got admission.i need the next step to take
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by pseudonomer: 1:29pm On Jun 07
Armstrong34:
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yep i did and my score was sufficient to get me an admission

I sent you an email… I’m still looking for a way to contact you.
Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Austin1450(m): 1:41pm On Jun 07
Hello everyone! Please I'm new here. So for formal introduction, I am Austin a Nigerian living in Nigeria. I am currently at the B1 level in German language. I learnt it through the Goethe online course and took the exam last month. I plan to attend a Studienkolleg in Germany before getting into uni. I have applied to a studienkolleg already. I have been reading through your insightful experiences and I decided to apply early for my German category B visa for my classes I hope to begin in October 2021. I booked appointment and filled a short form diplo.de after which they sent a no- reply email stating:
""Your registration to apply for a long term visa (more than 90 days) for students of the category B has been successful"" with a reference number and that in ""Approximately 4 to 6 weeks prior to your appointment to apply for a visa you will receive a e-mail with the exact date of your appointment""
Since April I have been waiting and I'm really confused and restless. Please is there something that I have missed? Is there a new process for the 2021 category B visa application?
I am eagerly waiting for a response�

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Nobody: 2:54pm On Jun 07
Euro just hit NGN 602

For our very before this BA money de increase. Blood of Jesus!!!

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 6:15pm On Jun 07
Dear Austin,

You are most welcome.

There is a lot of catching up to do if you are new on this platform.

I would advise you to read the thread from January 2020 to date.

It would give you an overview of what has been going on since the uncertainties due to Covid.

Ich wünsche Ihnen alles Gute


Austin1450:
Hello everyone! Please I'm new here. So for formal introduction, I am Austin a Nigerian living in Nigeria. I am currently at the B1 level in German language. I learnt it through the Goethe online course and took the exam last month. I plan to attend a Studienkolleg in Germany before getting into uni. I have applied to a studienkolleg already. I have been reading through your insightful experiences and I decided to apply early for my German category B visa for my classes I hope to begin in October 2021. I booked appointment and filled a short form diplo.de after which they sent a no- reply email stating:
""Your registration to apply for a long term visa (more than 90 days) for students of the category B has been successful"" with a reference number and that in ""Approximately 4 to 6 weeks prior to your appointment to apply for a visa you will receive a e-mail with the exact date of your appointment""
Since April I have been waiting and I'm really confused and restless. Please is there something that I have missed? Is there a new process for the 2021 category B visa application?
I am eagerly waiting for a response�

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Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by OdogwuEkeke(m): 6:30pm On Jun 07
Please if you have sufficient money for your studies, block your account.

This time last year.

€1 = N438 (June 7 2020)
N4,483,368

now it is

€1 = N602 (June 7 2021)
N6,219,864

In a year, we have had to have an additional N1,736,496 to the blocked account.

Ich wünsche Ihnen alles Gute

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