Visa Requirements

How can you apply for visa for studying in Germany?

Students applying for studying in Germany apply for long term visa also known as category D visa. There are few things one must take in account while applying for a study visa for studying in Germany. 

Important Information regarding visa application

  • All Nepali nationals who intend to study in the Federal Republic of Germany require a visa prior to their departure.
  • An application may only be filed at the German Embassy in Kathmandu when the applicant has a permanent residence in Nepal.

German Visa Application in Kathmandu

Please note that visa applicants for a Study Visa have to take an online appointment prior to submitting their application . The link to the appointment System can be found below.

Admission to the Visa Section of the German Embassy will only be granted at the time of the scheduled appointment. An applicant being late consequently has to schedule a new appointment.

The visa application must be supported by all the necessary documents as only applications with complete documentation can be accepted.

Simultaneous applications for a Schengen visa and a student visa cannot be processed.

Fees : Study Visa Application at German Embassy Kathmandu

Visa fees are payable in Nepali Rupees. The fees are fixed in Euro. Therefore the equivalent in Nepali currency may vary according to the exchange rate. The complete fee has to be paid upon application and will not be refunded in case the visa application is rejected.  However, should you have been granted a stipend by means of public funds (e.g. DAAD scholarship), you are exempted from paying the visa fee.

Processing Time : Visa Applications at German Embassy Kathmandu

The minimum time to process your study visa is approx. 8 – 10 weeks, since your application has to be forwarded to the competent immigration authorities in Germany for final approval.  

Please go through the website of the German Embassy, Kathmandu to find out more about visa requirements or click on the links below for more information.

Student Visa Application form

Online Visa Application appointment 

Checklist Student visa application

German Embassy website

The information have been derived from the website of German Embassy Kathmandu and are subject to change without prior notice.

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