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Once you have received the invitation to sit the entrance examination you will need to apply for a travel visa for Germany at your relevant German foreign representation (embassy, consulate).

Reason for travel:
Study, study preparation orvisiting the Studienkolleg


Depending on the country, a visa can take several weeks or months to be issued.

The visa is initially valid for 3 months and can be converted into a longer residence permit after passing the entrance examination.