Study Abroad: Applying to a university in Germany from Thailand


Looking to pursue your education in Germany as a Thai student?…. A student visa is the first step in getting into the country. The National Visa is a long-term visa for a particular purpose of travel, including the trial purpose. It is generally granted for 90 days and up to one year in some cases. Usually, a residence permit is issued after entry.

In order to travel to Germany, international students mostly need a visa. It depends on where you come from and how long you want to stay. The student visa requirement for Germany depends on the country of origin. The Federal Foreign Office website provides an overview of countries for which a visa for students is or is not required.

Steps to apply for Thailand ‘s German study visa

You should make an appointment with the embassy in order to apply for a visa. A website for both German and Thai languages is available at the German Embassy in Thailand. Further details on visas for Thai citizens is available here.

You need the following documents to apply for a visa:

• Certificates of academics
• 3 passport photos
• Letter from the German institution of admission
• Proof of finances covered
• Valid passport.
• Medical insurance certificate
• Proof of the skills in English
• Fee for a residence permit

About one month after the application, you can expect to receive your visa.

You must have at least € 10,236 to meet the visa requirements. That is the maximum amount required for authorities to know that within the first 12 months of your degree, you will support yourself. Be sure to open your account on time, because you will wait for a great deal and use the money in order to start your semester.

To EU and international students, Germany is one of the most desirable places in the world. There are numerous universities of different kinds, all offering excellent quality. With these quick steps, we help you navigate the university landscape.

The Right University

Anyone that wants to study in Germany is free to choose between. There are several different university types, all of which give outstanding quality.
In several German towns, prospective students can select among different types of higher education institutions: university, university of applied sciences, private university and university of collaborative education. There are different specialized fields in every form of a higher education institution.

Admission requirements

Specific criteria must be met when studying in Germany. For students with a high-school diploma or school-leaving certificate, you may have to sit the “university entrance assessment examination” (“Feststellungsprüfung”) after completing a preparatory Studienkolleg.

You’ll have to check the language requirements. Most courses are taught in German and international applicants are expected to provide German language proof. You may need the language skills shown in tests like IELTS or TOEFL whether the course is conducted in English or whether you are a native speaker or have learned in English in the past. Usually, universities post the results they need on their website.

You can always contact the International Office of your selected University for further information. You can take the Academic Studies Test (TESTAS) or attend preparatory classes to increase your chance of successful admission.

Living and schooling expenses

Living costs in Germany are fairly low in contrast to other EU countries. However, it is extremely necessary to obtain funding for the entire study period in Germany to ensure a good stay in Germany.


Anyone planning to enrol at a German university must meet certain criteria for admission. There are certain rules you would be expected to follow if you choose to apply for a place in a German university. The subject you choose to study depends on how and where you apply. You can apply directly to the university’s international office for most subjects. you can check the German university-admission, the German Academics Exchange Service is a centralized admissions exchange portal for international students, although it isn’t used by every university. In order to increase your chances of being admitted, you can apply for several courses and universities separately.


Unlike other countries, student accommodation on enrollment is not automatically provided for freshers at German universities. It is therefore important to start looking early for accommodation. In Germany students often find affordable housing problematic. In their monthly budget, the rental is typically the largest item. Students pay EUR 323 a month for their room on average, although prices differ across regions. In East Germany, accommodation is significantly cheaper than in the West: in Leipzig, a small apartment costs EUR 379 a year. More than 40% of the international students coming to Germany move to a residence for students. A room costs 246 EUR per month on average in residences run by students. Average monthly rental for one or several rooms is divided into one or more Kaltmiete or basic rental and Warmmiete. Also, you’ll almost always be required to pay a deposit, which generally amounts to three times the basic monthly rent and seems to be your landlord’s security. If you leave the apartment in good condition, the deposit will be reimbursed when you move out.

If during your study there you want to work, many students love the ability to raise extra money whilst learning. Thai students can work 120 or 240 half days annually according to German laws. Please notice that this involves a job that is unpaid. You don’t have the right to work as a freelancer or be self-employed.