German Student Visa Rejection

I see students saying that German embassy has gone messy and they are rejecting so many applications. Consider this scenario (Example) Till last year , embassy was giving about 50 visa’s for winter semester and the number of applicants were about 70. It means that only 20 cases got rejected in winter semester. Since this group had not many students last year , not many people shared their actually accept/reject ratio here. Other European countries have implemented fee’s while germany has kept the fee’s the same or have removed it completely. An international student has to pay the same money as a local student pays in the university for education. Here they say. “Education is free for all, no matter where they come from”. All the load from Finland/Sweden where most of the Pakistani students were going , had shifted to germany. So if for the same 50 visa’s there are 500 applicants, You can easily think of the ratio of acceptance and rejection. In issuing the student visa , Only the embassy is not involved but the local authorities and states are involved too. They check for their requirements , how many people can be accommodated/transport facilities etc. and so on. I remember last year , when there were so many new students coming. Accommodation was a real problem , keep international students aside , many local students had to sleep in churches for about two weeks because they just couldn’t find any room to live. The average cost of living per Sqm had increased from 200 avg to 290 euro avg (Darmstadt). Furthermore , the students are not only coming from pakistan , but from india etc too. Than there are the local students and than there are these Huge number of Erasmus exchange students. I see some students are commenting that visa refusal is due to Nato problem etc , some debate that its due to the illegal immigrants. My friend from Bangladesh tells me that from last three months , German embassy in dhaka has not issued even a interview date to the applicants , keep the issuance of visa aside. As the number of applicants increase , the processing time would def. increase with it. Even when you come to germany , the Electronic Residence permit take about 4-7 weeks to arrive.

Now we cannot do anything about how long will they take to process the visa? what we can do from our side is that to apply to the university at the earlier. Say you want to join in September. You must send your application at the end of december or in january. You will get admission letter by post in feb or say in march. You can open bank account and apply for visa in april and you will have enough time even if they take months to process it. I would also like to say that offcourse its very annoying that if everything is complete and still the visa is rejected , it makes no sense. But than again , its their home , its upto them who they let in and who they dont. The only choice we have is that can appeal against it. Using bad language here for them or the people who are already in germany legal/illegal is not going to help anyone. Raising such issues on this forum is beyond the scope of this group. I and many others like me had joined this forum to help students about study and general life questions which you may have for studying in germany. During my application and the rest of others already in germany , we had no such help from other people , no guidance. Last but not the least , i wish everyone get the visa and they come to germany for study but if they dont , we are muslims and i believe that Allah has choosen the best for us and Germany is not the end of the world!.

433 comments

  • Bajrang

    Hello Admin, please Help
    I need some serious help about German Student Visa. Some of the advisers say that if there is inconsistency in your studies then there will be very few chances of getting student visa. In my case I have done my Bachelor of Computer Application(from India) and want to apply for BEng in logistics in a Germany. That doesn’t sound consistent with my background, because I am applying for another bachelor degree in another field. Should I HIDE my BCA degree When applying for BEng in Logistic. Given that I have some work experience in the transport and logistics. please guide.
    Thanks in Advance

    • Alok

      Yes, honestly your chances are very less to get a visa though you may get your admit from the university. Visa officers would see that as inconsistent career choices of yours and reject the application straight away. I wish, i could have explained things in detail as i have gone through this. Please consult an expert.

    • Alok

      If you hide your BCA, how do you justify 3 years spent for that degree? If visa officials get any iota of doubt regarding the profile, the chances are next to impossible. Please be honest to the best of your knowledge. We can connect over the email. i can help you.

  • aqeel

    hi i apply for student visa my interview is on 15 dec but still the embassy can not reply meye or information about my visa kindly tell meye what can i do my classes start on 6 feb

    • aqeel

      plz help meye
      admin

      • AK

        You should call the consulate where you submitted your application and ask them for the status. Let them know your course start date. You will be able to know the status mostly. If not you can write an email or phone the local immigration office of your university in Germany.

  • HARMEET

    Hi,

    I have got admission to study Master in Entrepreneurship in Germany. I already have MBA degree from London and now working as Marketing Consultant in my country, INDIA.

    Can you please tell me is this master in Entrepreneurship show study connection or career progression with MBA. Actually, I wish to start my own business and would like to learn about business innovation and entrepreneurship.

    I HEARD German Embassy can refuse visa if course do not match with previous studies

    Thanks

    • Alok

      Harmeet, Since you already have an MBA, you can expect much questions from visa officials regarding your intentions behind your planned studies. Since MBA and entrepreneurship are closely aligned, IMO that shouldn’t complicate your chances of getting student visa.

      • HARMEET

        I understand, but my MBA was general and more on the basis of marketing, financial analysis and strategies to be a manager, but on the other side entrepreneurship is a totally new way to learn that how one can start his own business.

        Do you think it will work? or it is not very convincing

        • AK

          This will obviously be one of the question from the visa officer. You have to be very confident and connect the dots in such a way that it is convincing. MBA already gives you the base to become an entrepreneur. So you can modulate your answer which gives you the edge. All the best.

  • HARMEET

    or I should choose fields like master supply chain or marketing …….

    as business am planning will need both

  • saqib malik

    Hi folks,
    I was in Paris 3 months back where I got fined for not having the ticket in the RATP metro. I did not pay the fine. Now I want to apply for a student visa for Masters in Germany. Do you think this fine is going to haunt me ? Would it show up in my history during the back ground check since it was within the Schengen zone? Please guide me.
    Thanks.

  • Akash

    I have a master in mechanical and i am working in quality department in a company in india i have a gap of one year in my bachler and master what are my chances

  • Brulo

    Hi admin.
    I had my interview on the 28th of February 2017. Last date for enrolment is March 20. What are the chances?

    • pff. a little bit less time i guess. ask your university to give you extension

      • Brulo

        Thanks admin. Anyways, one week after my interview I got a call to bring proof that I could enroll before the 20th March since on my admission letter the school said I was to send documents for registration before the 28 Feb. I did all these, sent the documents, and got a certification from the school that I had done all except the personal enrolment to be done on or before March 20. I handed this certification to the consulate on Wednesday. Saw two missed calls from them this afternoon. I called back but they didn’t pick….

  • Raj

    Hi guys
    I applied student visa for learning german language in konstanz .
    I showed tham block account and all necessary documents too but the person who took my responsibility to pay the necessary thinks is from Switzerland .
    She is a frnd of mine .
    My interview was ok because he asked me about the this women who took my responsibility all the time .
    Is that a problem if she took my responsibility for the embassy .??
    Because I don’t have any problems with finance I showed tham more then enough.
    I was in Germany before for 45 days.
    I have done German language too until B1.
    Now I am nervous because of my interview and about my host from Switzerland.

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