However, you must register with the Residents´ Registration Office for a Residence Permit in Germany if you want to study in Germany for more than three months.
If you come from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam:
Before you apply for university and a German student visa, you need to pass the APS process first and get your documents (e.g. language certificates, diploma, school-leaving certificates, etc.) checked. Therefore, compared to the visa application interview, the APS interview would be more complicated, and you should be better prepared for it than for the visa interview.
For more information to enhance your performance in the APS interview, go read EDUBAO articles! We have everything ready for your information!
If you come from other countries:
Then this article is the essential guide you know you need. Let’s start with this article first and deep into the topic even more in other articles. Well, let’s get started!
We have listed several questions in terms of popular topics:
Choose one topic and start the preparation with EDUBAO!
Tips: You should know how to introduce your major and concentration. Expand the talk by mentioning your study program’s objectives, core courses, etc. You can choose one of the core courses, which you are good at, to talk more about.
Tips: You can answer this question from two perspectives. Academically, you have learned a lot from courses such as research methods, which serve as the fundamental for your future study in Germany. In terms of personal development, you have become a lot more confident and independent. These traits would help you navigate through your new studying and living environment in Germany.
Tips: Please be honest with this question. You will usually get interviewed in the same language that you will study in Germany. That is to say, you will be demonstrating your language skills directly to the interviewer. If you are not satisfied with your current language level, you could just say that coming to Germany will help you enhance your language proficiency as you can immerse yourself in an English/German-speaking environment daily.
Tips: This seemingly simple-to-answer question requires a more tactful response. You are supposed to talk about your language learning methods and how effective they are.
Tips: We would suggest you say yes, to not only pass the visa interview but also to make your life in Germany more comfortable. Speaking German in Germany will open you up to many fun and unique experiences in the country.
Tips: Please visit the university’s official website to learn about its history and academic settings. You can also check the institution’s exchange and internship programs. It would be a plus point to combine this information with your plan in Germany.
Tips: Be honest! But it is also important to show the interviewers that you are satisfied with the present university and you cannot wait to be enrolled.
Tips: You can answer this question in two ways: the first – you can tell the interviewers who or which stories inspire you to go to Germany. The second – study-related facts such as free tuition fees, strong research in some specific areas, e.g. automobile, mechanical engineering, etc.
Tips: It also depends on your future career plane, but we recommend showing your interest in going back to your home country. Don’t make them feel like your purpose to go to Germany is to stay there and get a long-term visa later. Remain focused on the study and research field, and also professional skills while answering.
Tips: Please avoid mentioning that you will concentrate on working during your studies! The purpose of your visa is to “study” in Germany.
Tips: We highly recommend you visit your university/institution’s official website to learn more specific information about your course. There is always a course description/curriculum called “Modulbeschreibung” in German. Please go through it carefully to get an overview of your study plan for the upcoming years. It is also a good idea to mark some courses which you are quite interested in. Then you can introduce these courses briefly during the interview.
Tips: Name some famous German sightseeing destinations and historical sites such as museums, national parks, etc. If you don’t have much knowledge about Germany, you can watch some documentary films about Germany or German culture.
Tips: Germany has nine neighboring nations: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.
Tips: Germany is made up of 16 federal states: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Hither Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, and Thuringia.
Tips: Name the city and state where you will stay at. But there is also the likelihood that the interviewers want to know about your housing choices in Germany. There are 2 kinds of accommodation: student dormitory and WG (flatshare). You can stay at hostels, hotels, Airbnb and other temporary housing options for a while in case you haven’t found your accommodation before going to Germany.
Tips: In most cases, it must be your parents. You can also name the current earning members of your family. Let them know that you have already opened a blocked account to cover your living expenses in the first year in Germany. The confirmation must be included in your document files.
Huhu… Thank you for reading. One last thing about the interview, you will not be asked all the questions listed above. We just want to make sure that you can go to the interview, being well-prepared. Don’t worry too much about it! Be confident, honest, and straightforward, and you will get your visa to study in Germany! Viel Erfolg! (All the best!)