University entrance qualifications, language skills, visas - all admission requirements for studying in Germany at a glance!
As an international student you may need an entry visa for Germany depending on where you come from and how long you plan to stay here.
Before you begin your studies, you will have to prove that you have enough money to support yourself. In most cases, applicants have to prove that they have around 8,700 euros at their disposal for one year.
If you want to study at a Germany university, you will need a “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung” – or “university entrance qualification”. This is a school-leaving certificate which qualifies you for university study.
For most degree programmes, knowledge of German is a prerequisite for admission to German university. However, you don’t need to know German if you intend on enrolling in an international degree programme.
If you’d like to study in Germany, you have to have health insurance. You will need to present proof of health insurance when you enrol at university and apply for a residence permit.
With the Test for Foreign Students (TestAS), you can realistically assess your chances of completing your degree programme successfully. The test is comprised of three parts: the “onScreen” language test, the Core Test and “subject-specific test modules”.