StudyAbroad365.com has put together a list of 25 universities in Germany that are tuition free for international students seeking to study in Germany. However, be informed that while studying in Germany, you’ll be required to finance your feeding and accommodation expenses. International students should budget roughly 500 Euros for their books, healthcare, food and registration. So in one year, an international student should expect to spend 7000 Euros on feeding, accommodation and books expenses.
HOW TO OBTAIN A VISA
To obtain a German visa, you’ll have to show concrete finance proof of your ability to finance your accommodation and feeding expenses during your time of study. This can be done in either of two ways:
(1) Submit a letter of finances to the German consulate or embassy. You can obtain this sponsor letter from your parents or a German relative who is willing to sponsor your studies in Germany.
(2) Open a German blocked account and deposit roughly 7000 euro. This can only happen once you’ve received your letter of admission. This blocked account is opened in the German embassy.
- A Completed visa application form
- Valid international Passport
- 2 photographs
- Admission Letter
- Transcript of academic records
- Proof that you have sufficient amount to support yourself while living and studying in Germany
- Declaration of authenticity of documents submitted
Note that you will also be required to have photocopies of all these documents, get proper insurance and pay an application fee of 60 Euros for the visa.
Where and how to apply for a student visa?
You would be required to apply at your home country’s German Embassy. Except in rare circumstances you would have someone else submit a visa application along with the required documents for you. It is highly recommended that applicants apply for a student visa well in advance before your departure because the application of student visas can take up to 25 processing days.
Paying your visa fee
International applicants would have to pay the visa fees by a bank transfer. Student visa as of 2008 was 60 Euro and might increase slightly over the past few years. Note that Cheques or credit cards are not accepted. The money order must be in the name of the Consulate in your home country and not older than two months.
Please be aware that you will not get reimburse the visa fee if your application for a student visa gets rejected.
For more information, visit a German consulate in your home country or check out their websites for further details.
List of tuition free universities in the Germany
Free University of Berlin
Friedrick Schiller University, Jena.
Friedeick- Alexander University.
Hamburg Media School
International University of Germany
Johannes Gutenberg University
Medical University of Luebeck
University of Augsburg
University of Bonn
University of Bremen
University of Dortmund
University of Hannover
University of Kassel
University of Koln
University of Konstanz
University of Marburg
University of Oldemburg
University of Bayreuth
University of Essen
These are a couple of free universities in Germany. Contact individual schools directly through their websites for information pertaining to fees, requirements and admission.
Although admission deadline may vary from university to university, there are mainly two admission circles
JANUARY: All completed application must be submitted by January 15 for summer academic year.
JULY: All completed application must be submitted by July 15 for winter academic year.