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•    Before arriving in the Federal Republic of Germany, please apply for a visa - in preparation for university studies - at the German diplomatic mission (embassy) of your home country. It is not possible to convert a tourist visa or other visa (e.g. “au pair visas”) into a visa for study purposes after entering the Federal Republic of Germany.
o    Exceptions to this rule are: Andorra, Australia, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Canada, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, USA

•    Please leave enough time to apply for a visa for study purposes when preparing your application; in many countries in can take up to 8 weeks to issue a visa – this is often too late to participate in a “Studienkolleg” course.


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