- Collect general information from the DAAD, internet and brochures.
- Attend information sessions at the DAAD closer to you!Offices are at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Dhaka.
January - March
- Contact the selected university. This will be your most important source of information as far as exact details about eligibility, course duration, fee, application procedure etc. are concerned.
- Check the application deadline for courses chosen!
March - June
- Send the application packet.
The website of the course / university you have chosen will carry details about application procedure to be followed. Accordingly, send your application either to the university or to UNI-ASSIST.
UNI-ASSIST is a body that accepts your application, screens it and forwards it to its member universities of your choice against payment. Member universities of UNI-ASSIST often do not entertain direct applications. So please check well before you send in your papers.
- If you have chosen a university that is not a member of UNI-ASSIST, send your application directly.
Application forms and other relevant material can be downloaded from the internet.
- Make sure you have a valid passport!
- Apply for a student visa as soon as you have the admission letter, as the procedure can take around two months. The German Embassy and the Consulates require proof of funding for the first year of studies. To find out where you should apply for a visa, the website of the German Embassy in your country.
- Apply for a place in a hostel. In some cases the International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) of the university will help you.
September - October
- Arrive in Germany at least a week before your course begins.
- Contact the International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) of your university for guidance.
October - December
- Get your residence permit within the first three months of your stay in Germany from the Foreigners' Registration Office (Auslaenderamt).