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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 9:22am On Apr 23
Duisburg:

Yes, I would be applying from Nigeria.
Can I apply for German student visa if I go t Turkey as a tourist?

Yes you can, but you'll have to live for six months there before applying. See the attached screenshot.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 8:10pm On Apr 21
Duisburg:

Hello, bro. Do you know whether if I book for Turkey Visa I can be able to apply for German Student visa over there.

And would I have to stay for 6months?

Thanks.

What Turkish visa do you want to apply for?
Are you going to be applying from Nigeria?

Anyways, whichever visa you get to Turkey, you’ll have to live in Turkey for six months counted from the day you got stamped in before applying for the German visa.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 10:48am On Apr 06
Yes you are right. I have checked the laws again and you are correct. You can use a tourist resident permit to apply so far you have been living in Turkey for up to six months. I will modify my post. [quote author=abdquadr post=100503928][/quote]
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 9:29am On Apr 06
No, I didnt finish studies my bachelors in Turkey. Yes, they asked me why I was leaving my current Msc program in Turkey for Germany and I replied "I have not been satisfied with the current program catalog and teaching technique and the current program doesn't align with my future career interest. Not to sound generic, the German standard of education is better compared to Turkey and my home country. I stated some stuff about practical learning and renowned institution".
The follow up question was, "Will you be terminating your program in Turkey"? I replied with a straight YES.
abdquadr:


Bro, I asked you earlier if you is actually finished your studies in Turkey?
Where you asked at the embassy why you’re quoting your studies in Turkey for Germany.
Thanks

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 7:58pm On Apr 02
Kboy2020:
please what is the interview questions we like to know because am allso in turkey now waiting for my own time thanks. DM

I was asked these questions:

1. Name of the school I was admitted to
2. Course of study for Msc.
3. Undergraduate course of study and how it relates to MSc.
4. Location of my school in Germany - City, Region, State.
5. Why did I pick this school.
6. Courses i will be taking in the first year
7. Why Germany over other countries?
8. Do I have family members in Germany?
9. Means of financial support
10. Does my home country have my chosen course of study?.

Those were the questions.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 3:40pm On Apr 02
Hello guys, I'm here to share my whole admission to visa experience on this German waka. I hope this lightens the mood here because I know the mood around here is down .

So I've been on my German journey since late 2018, I tried applying to many schools for Msc admission and got loads of rejection which dampened my mood but I decided I was not going to relent. So all through 2019 I was seeking admissions in public schools and I wasn't getting any, I guess because my course of study was in high demand (Data science) which requires the best Bsc result.

In the midst of this rejection offers I decided not to relent and was a follower of this German visa thread on nairaland. I began to notice that even with admission letters, appointment letters at the Embassy was not forthcoming and so I decided to leave Nigeria.

Early this year I decided on moving to Turkey, with the aim of staying six months and then moving to Germany, at this point I had no German admission yet but I decided on pursuing it. I came to Turkey in March and during the whole lockdown I started looking out for more schools to apply to in Germany.

My plan was very simple, I would come to Turkey , stay for six months with their residence permit and then apply for German visa after getting admission to Germany. So, I was sending applications here and there while I was in Turkey here and BOOM I finally got an admission to one of the best schools in Germany (top 10 percent worldwide). At this point I already had my Turkish resident permit and was waiting for my six months to complete before I apply for the German study visa at the Embassy here.

Finally, the six months elapsed, and then I began the visa application process which was very simple and fine .

The Process here in Turkey is very simple:

1. They have a third-party body (iData) that you book visa appointments through.
2. You pay about 69 Turkish lira which is an equivalent of (4500 naira) and then they tell you in two weeks you'll get an appointment to go to the Embassy. Mine came in 9 days.
3. They sent me the required documents and everything I needed to take to the Embassy which was not a problem at all. Required documents were blocked account confirmation ( I used expatrio), health insurance which expatrio provides, original copy of your degree certificate, visa application form and biometric passport photographs and most importantly 75 euros and motivation letter.
4. And so I went to the Embassy, guys it was very smooth there.. no stress whatsoever. I got to the Embassy on time . Had a wait time of 20 minutes and then it was time to talk to the visa officer.
5. The interview questions were smooth though plenty, I advice for preparation and calmness. So at the end of the interview the visa officer told me I will be given a visa decision in 4-6 weeks and so I left.
6. Guys, exactly one week after my visa interview , I received a call from the Embassy that my passport and other documents are being shipped by UPS and they are calling to confirm my home address. I responded accordingly and they said in 2 - 3 days I will receive my documents.
7. I am glad to say I received my passport with the visa stamped.

I can say I am ready to travel to Germany and start a new phase in my life..

Cheers Everyone!! For everyone still trying and hoping to leave Nigeria for Germany or anywhere else, I believe everyone's dreams and wishes will come to pass. [/quote]

Hi Guys. It’s been months I put up this post here and I’ve received mails and requests on the process and how everything went. People have asked about the cost implication and the possibilities. It appears my post wasn't totally informative and will like to update it.

So, I left Nigeria for Turkey on a study visa. Before I left I did some research on the kind of permit I will be getting and if it will be eligible to apply for a German National Visa in Turkey.


I went as a student and got a student residence permit but from the new laws I see now going as a tourist will save you more money and you would still be able to apply for the German National Visa. All you need to provide is proof that you are a permanent resident in Turkey and this is done by showing you have been living in Turkey for the past six months.

This is my student route process: As I said I went as a master's student from Nigeria. Another new law in Turkey which I noticed from most of their schools is that they don't grant Msc admissions for February intake, though I was fortunate to get mine in February 2020. So I went as a student. The university I applied to had a tuition fee of $4,000 for the whole program and you will have to pay $2000 for the first semester and for registration before you are recognised as a student and granted eligibility to apply for your long term resident permit when you get into Turkey.

For living expenses in Turkey, their national currency is the Turkish Lira which is not so stronger than the naira. For accomodation you can have a budget of $150 to be paid monthly. the houses don't come furnished but you can furnish them from the second-hand market. With a budget of $300 you can get a bed and mattress, kitchen items , a sofa and maybe a washing machine. Internet home subscription is unlimited though you will have to pay $10 monthly. Water, electricity and gas bills can go for $30 dollars or slightly lesser based on your usage. For feeding you can live on $200 (it all depends on how you eat). The job market in Turkey is not so good, most foreigners engage in trading - they buy clothes and ship to customers in every part of the world. Some people do tile exports, door exports and others. Ready available jobs are home cleaning jobs with minimum monthly earnings of 1,400 Turkish lira or 1200.

The reason I had to update this post was so people who decide to go through this route have a good understanding of what is involved.

I really hope the embassy situation in Nigeria improves so people don't have to go through this stress.

For those wishing to come to Germany my suggestion is you start learning German anyway you can and also if it's possible the schools you choose should have proximity to the big cities where you can readily find jobs and the language will not be a barrier.

I wish everyone the best.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 12:12pm On Nov 03, 2020
RoyalVee:
Congratulations Donnie.

Please can you assist me with questions asked during the interview. What are the topics i should prepare on?


I was asked these questions:

1. Name of the school I was admitted to
2. Course of study for Msc.
3. Undergraduate course of study and how it relates to MSc.
4. Location of my school in Germany - City, Region, State.
5. Why did I pick this school.
6. Courses i will be taking in the first year
7. Why Germany over other countries?
8. Do I have family members in Germany?
9. Mode of financial support
10. Does my home country have my chosen course of study?.

Those were the questions.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 2:43pm On Nov 01, 2020
Vlibray:

Bro
Good afternoon
Please can the residence permit be a student residence permit ?
It has to be a Long term resident permit mainly gotten through being a student or owning a business. Going as tourist will give you short term permit and it won't work for visa application.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 2:41pm On Nov 01, 2020
Whitemagic:


Would applying from Ghana work?

It should work.. kindly check the German embassy in Ghana for the requirements.

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 2:37pm On Nov 01, 2020
temibanks:


Please could you help me with your motivation letter as sample. This could help a lot. Thanks.

Do send a mail or DM.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 2:37pm On Nov 01, 2020
temibanks:


Please could you help me with your motivation letter as sample. This could help a lot. Thanks.
Send a mail or dm. Thanks.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 2:36pm On Nov 01, 2020
Vlibray:

Thank you so much
I want my sister to go through north Cyprus .
Here is what I what I saw on the German embassy website of north Cyprus
Germany does not have an embassy in North Cyprus. I don't think it's easy through North Cyprus.
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 6:36pm On Oct 25, 2020
Vlibray:

Bro
Good afternoon
Please can the residence permit be a student residence permit ?

Yes it has to be a student residence permit also called long term residence permit.. a tourist residence permit or short term permit will not let you apply for a visa to Germany
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 11:50am On Oct 24, 2020
globalresource:


Please what was your course of study at first degree?

Course of study for first degree was Information systems

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Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 8:12pm On Oct 22, 2020
spicyuzo:


Hayırlı olsun Kardeşim.... Congratulations
Travel / Re: General-german-student-visa-enquiries Part 8 by Donnieben1: 6:51pm On Oct 22, 2020
Hello guys, I'm here to share my whole admission to visa experience on this German waka. I hope this lightens the mood here because I know the mood around here is down .

So I've been on my German journey since late 2018, I tried applying to many schools for Msc admission and got loads of rejection which dampened my mood but I decided I was not going to relent. So all through 2019 I was seeking admissions in public schools and I wasn't getting any, I guess because my course of study was in high demand (Data science) which requires the best Bsc result.

In the midst of this rejection offers I decided not to relent and was a follower of this German visa thread on nairaland. I began to notice that even with admission letters, appointment letters at the Embassy was not forthcoming and so I decided to leave Nigeria.

Early this year I decided on moving to Turkey, with the aim of staying six months and then moving to Germany, at this point I had no German admission yet but I decided on pursuing it. I came to Turkey in March and during the whole lockdown I started looking out for more schools to apply to in Germany.

My plan was very simple, I would come to Turkey , stay for six months with their residence permit and then apply for German visa after getting admission to Germany. So, I was sending applications here and there while I was in Turkey here and BOOM I finally got an admission to one of the best schools in Germany (top 10 percent worldwide). At this point I already had my Turkish resident permit and was waiting for my six months to complete before I apply for the German study visa at the Embassy here.

Finally, the six months elapsed, and then I began the visa application process which was very simple and fine .

The Process here in Turkey is very simple:

1. They have a third-party body (iData) that you book visa appointments through.
2. You pay about 69 Turkish lira which is an equivalent of (4500 naira) and then they tell you in two weeks you'll get an appointment to go to the Embassy. Mine came in 9 days.
3. They sent me the required documents and everything I needed to take to the Embassy which was not a problem at all. Required documents were blocked account confirmation ( I used expatrio), health insurance which expatrio provides, original copy of your degree certificate, visa application form and biometric passport photographs and most importantly 75 euros and motivation letter.
4. And so I went to the Embassy, guys it was very smooth there.. no stress whatsoever. I got to the Embassy on time . Had a wait time of 20 minutes and then it was time to talk to the visa officer.
5. The interview questions were smooth though plenty, I advice for preparation and calmness. So at the end of the interview the visa officer told me I will be given a visa decision in 4-6 weeks and so I left.
6. Guys, exactly one week after my visa interview , I received a call from the Embassy that my passport and other documents are being shipped by UPS and they are calling to confirm my home address. I responded accordingly and they said in 2 - 3 days I will receive my documents.
7. I am glad to say I received my passport with the visa stamped.

I can say I am ready to travel to Germany and start a new phase in my life..

Cheers Everyone!! For everyone still trying and hoping to leave Nigeria for Germany or anywhere else, I believe everyone's dreams and wishes will come to pass.

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