A visa authorizes you to enter -- but not to remain in -- Germany. Visas have an expiration date and may be valid for different time periods and purposes (pleasure, business, study).
International students who want to enroll at a German university may only do so with a Student Visa. You must apply for a visa in your home country at the German Embassy or Consulate nearest you. In general, the following documents must be submitted along with a visa application form:
For further information about how the passport picture should look like, please click here.
Processing a visa application usually takes up to three months. Please apply as early as possible!
For students from EC countries, Switzerland, Canada and the USA, no entry visa is required.
!!!Never travel to Germany on a tourist visa because a tourist visa cannot be converted into a student visa. Note that entering the country on a tourist visa would not enable you to enroll at the University of Erfurt and would instead require you to leave Germany after three months!!!