This page contains only general guidelines if you have not applied for a visa before. When applying for a visa, please first contact your local embassy of the country you are heading to. They will provide you more up-to-date information about the application procedure.
Please note that visa procedures vary from country to country. Take care of all visa-related issues before departure and update the visa at the destination if needed. Check the latest updates on applying for a visa and the opening hours of the embassy from the embassy websites or by calling the embassy directly.
The embassies are usually able to help you either in your own language or English.
Please note that a student visa is only meant for studying. This often means that you must complete a certain number of study credits during your stay, and you are not allowed to work simultaneously. If you do not fulfil the requirements for the student visa, you can either be denied the visa, be charged 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.
For more information, please check your country’s passport delivery conditions by contacting the local delivering authorities or on your government’s website.
Let the students speak! You can read interviews with our students, see their reports or check out their blogs for helpful tips for your own semester abroad. Below you can also find videos and testimonials.