Once you are officially accepted in the program, RheinMain University will send you an official invitation letter for your visa application. The local German embassy is your first contact point for all questions related to your visa and the paperwork for your stay in Germany.
- Students with EU citizenship do not need a visa to enter Germany.
- Citizens of Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Switzerland or the USA do not need to apply for a visa in advance, but they will have to apply for a residence permit at the Office for Foreigners within 3 months after arrival.
- All other students have to apply for a study visa at the German embassy/consulate in their home countries.
In order to get a visa, you might have to put a security deposit of approx. 7600 Euro into your bank account in Germany. Check with the embassy and the visa rules to see if in your case this has to be done.
Important: The regulations mentioned on this page are subject to change, and are posted without guarantee for completeness and accuracy. In terms of Visa issues, please always refer to official sources. The Federal Foreign Office of Germany provides more general information here. Please contact the German embassy closest to you for all further questions once you are accepted in the program.