Simplifying the requirements for moving to Germany from India
Before moving to Germany from India as an international student, it's crucial to understand and fulfil the requirements set by the German government.
That´s why we will start this article with summarising the requirements source by source, making sure you're equipped with the right information:
1. Visa Application
All Indian students require a visa to study in Germany. They categorize these into:
- The Student Application Visa: You need this if you're still in the process of applying or are waiting for confirmation of admission from a German University.
- The Student Visa: Once you've secured admission, you can apply for this. It's valid for three months, after which you need to obtain a residence permit for study purposes.
For more details, check the visa information provided by the German Embassy in India. 
If you still don´t know how university you should apply for, consider our International University of Appllied Science. IU, Germany's largest private state-accredited university, stands out with its commitment to providing flexibility in the learning journey.
Students have the option to study on campus, allowing them to benefit from a combination of online self-study and classroom learning alongside their peers for 2-3 days per week. Whether in Berlin or Bad Honnef, students can enjoy the complete international student experience. Furthermore, IU offers an 18-month post-study visa, enabling graduates to remain in Germany after completing their degree and seek employment to kickstart their global careers!
Naturally, we will be at your side at every stage of the process of moving from Germany to India: for example, we will send you the official letter of acceptance, needed in order to apply for the student visa. Check our FAQ page to get more information about our on campus studies!
2. Recognizing Your Qualifications
Your Indian university degree needs to be recognized in Germany. The Anabin database or the ZAB (Central Office for Foreign Education) hold the key to verifying whether your Indian university degree matches an equivalent German degree.
Here's how you can access this information:
3. Health Insurance
All those wishing to study in Germany need to have health insurance coverage. This could be through a public German health insurance provider (like the trusted TK Health Insurance) or a private health insurance provider (like Feather).
More information can be found on the insurance requirements for the German student visa.
4. Proof of Financial Resources
This is to ensure you can support yourself financially during your stay in Germany. One standard method is through blocking an amount in a German Bank, known as a Blocked Account. A minimum bank balance of €10,356 is usually required, or a scholarship covering the same amount.
For more detailed information, you can visit the German Embassy in India's website.
Remember, this list is not exhaustive, and it's always recommended to cross-verify requirements from official German authorities or contact the embassy if you're unsure.
Once you have all these boxes ticked, you're one step closer to that enriching journey of studying in Germany! Are you excited yet? Because we are thrilled for you!