In order to be allowed to live in Germany for study purposes, a special visa is required (“Visum zu Studienzwecken”). You can apply for it at the German embassy or another consulate in your home country.
Please find below more information on what is needed to apply for a residence permit according to your Nationality.
Below, depending on your nationality, you will find more information about what you need to apply for a residence permit.
General information on this topic is also provided by the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst).
Applying for a visa
The following is a step-by-step explanation of the visa process. Please make sure to follow this guide when applying for a visa.