When applying for a German Student Visa, one of the most important documents you have to submit is the German Student Visa cover letter.

Many student visa applicants focus on obtaining the other necessary documents, such as school records, language certifications, and other bureaucratic requirements, and overlook the cover letter which is a mistake.

Why is the Cover Letter for German Student Visa so important? Well, your cover letter is what will let the visa officials who are handling your applications know you better. You can explain the reason why you want to study in Germany, why you chose that specific course and any other relevant information which may not be conveyed through the documents.

What should a Cover Letter for German Student Visa include?

The cover letter for student visa application for Germany has to convince the German Embassy or Consulate staff that you are a good fit to study in Germany. This means you have to include the following information.

  • Introduction of yourself. Full name, age, nationality.
  • Previous academic and/or professional background.
  • Details about the university. Explain why you chose that particular university and why you think it will help you in the future. What will you do with a diploma from a German university?
  • The reason why you want to study in Germany.
  • Your financial situation. Explain how you will pay for the costs of living and studying in Germany. Will you pay for it yourself? Will your parents be supporting you? Do you have a sponsor in Germany? Do you have student assistance, such as a scholarship?
  • Accommodation in Germany. Explain where you will be living if your visa application is successful.
  • A list of the documents you have attached with your cover letter.
    • If applicable: Explanation of why you could not submit a particular document.

Remember:

Be very specific and concise in your letter. Include all the essential information, but do not make it overly long and complicated.

German Student Visa Cover Letter Sample

Here is a sample of what your German student visa cover letter should look like:

[Date]

[Country in which you are applying for the visa]

 

[Name of German Embassy/Consulate]

[Address of German Embassy/Consulate]

 

Dear sir or madam,

My name is [__________], I am [__] years old and of [________] nationality. I have a [___________] Degree from [__________] university/high school. I have been working/worked as a [_________] for [_] years.

I am writing this letter because I have been accepted into the [name of university/school] in Germany, and I am applying for a German Student Visa. The course lasts [__] semesters, from [____] to [____]. I applied to this university because [list all the reasons why you think the university is a good fit for you, how it would help you in your future career, etc].

I want to study in Germany because I believe it is a wonderful country to study in, with one of the highest levels of education in the world. I also want to be more familiar with German culture and lifestyle, and I believe studying in Germany would give me the opportunity to do that.

If my visa application is successful, I will enter Germany on [date of entry], which will give me enough time to become settled before classes start.

I have found accommodation at [___________]. During my stay, the way I will finance myself is though [a scholarship/ the help of my parents/ personal savings/ working/ a sponsor/ etc].

Along with this cover letter, you will also find the following documents:

  • My passport
  • My birth certificate
  • Two pictures
  • Proof of health insurance
  • My CV
  • Proof of sufficient financial requirements
  • University acceptance letter
  • My high school diploma
  • My university diploma (if applicable)
  • Language proficiency certificate

I hope my application will be enough for a favorable response, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

[Your name]

[Your contact information]

 

German Student Visa Cover Letter Example

For example, the German student visa cover letter for a student from Turkey who has been accepted in an MA of Architecture course in Germany and intends to finance her own stay may look like this:

 

May 20, 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

 

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Istanbul

Gümüşsuyu, İnönü Cd. No:10, 34437

Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Turkey

 

Dear sir or madam,

My name is Aysel Polat, I am 24 years old and of Turkish nationality. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Okan University in Istanbul, where I finished with a 3.8 GPA. In the past two years, I have worked as an interior and spatial designer for a local architectural company in Istambul.

I am writing this letter because I have been accepted into the Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and I want to apply for a German Student Visa. The program I have been accepted in lasts for 4 semesters, from October 2019 to March 31, 2021. I want to study at TUM because I want to continue working as an interior and spatial designer, and have my own company one day, and since TUM is known as one of the best universities in Europe, I believe a degree from there will truly help me in my future career goals.

I want to study in Germany because I believe it is a wonderful country to study in, with one of the highest levels of education in the world. I also want to be more familiar with German culture and lifestyle, and I believe studying in Germany would give me the opportunity to do that.

If my visa application is successful, I will enter Germany on September 10, which will give me enough time to become settled before classes start in October.

During my stay, I will finance myself through my savings as well as from the help of my parents. You can find attached the bank statements which prove I have sufficient financial means to sustain myself financially.

Along with this Cover Letter, you will also find attached the following documents:

  • My passport
  • My birth certificate
  • Two pictures
  • Proof of health insurance
  • My CV
  • Proof of sufficient financial requirements
  • University acceptance letter
  • My high school diploma
  • My university diploma (if applicable)
  • Language proficiency certificate

I hope my application will find a favorable response, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Aysel Polat

[Email address]

[Phone number]

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