• 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.