In case you have never applied for a visa before, this page contains only general guidelines. Please first contact your local embassy of the study-abroad destination country you are heading to if you want to apply for a visa. They will provide you with the most recent information about the visa application procedure.
On the embassy websites or by calling the embassy directly, you can find the most recent information on applying for a visa and the operating hours of the embassy. Usually, the embassies can assist you in both your native tongue and English.
Please be aware that every country has its individual visa procedures. Before your departure, you must take care of everything visa-relate and, if necessary, update the visa at the destination.
Please be aware that a student visa can only be used for studying. This can mean that you are required to earn a set amount of academic credits during your stay. Additionally, you might be prohibited to work at the same time. If you don’t follow the guidelines for the student visa, you risk having your application rejected, paying a fine, or both.
You need to have a valid passport to study at all our destinations. For most of them, your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the end of your semester abroad. If you notice that your passport does not have enough validity, make sure to renew your passport well in advance. Depending on your home country, getting a new passport can take up to 6 weeks.
If you are short on time, you can get your passport quicker by using a more express service, where available.
Please check your country’s passport delivery conditions by contacting the local delivery authorities or on your government’s website for more information.
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