Important Information for Master, doctoral and post-doctorate students, scholarship holders and Bachelor students with a TestAS-certificate of 100 or more points in the core exam
Certain students can now submit their application for a German national visa directly at the service provider VFS Global in Chennai and Hyderabad, thus skipping the wait time for an interview appointment at the German Mission.
If you hail from the jurisdiction of the German Consulate General Chennai (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana or Puducherry) and you
- wish to pursue doctoral, post-doctorate or Master studies and have a binding, unconditional admission letter from a German University or
- have been awarded a full scholarship by an official German institution for higher studies in Germany or
- have a TestAS result of 100 or more points in the core exam you can schedule an appointment for the submission of your visa application and submit it at the visa application centre in Chennai or Hyderabad.
Note: Applications will still be processed by the German Mission itself! An interview at the Mission might be necessary in case of further questions or unclear documentation. The service provider (VFS) will neither be able to provide status updates or a success forecast for the applications.
For further information please visit the VFS Global Website and follow the procedure described below, as applicable.
If you do not meet the above criteria, for example if you want to pursue Bachelor studies without a TestAS certificate, or are applying for preparatory classes (also language classes) with the intent of entering a German university later, you have to submit your application directly at the competent German Mission. Please note that an application which is handed in through one of the VFS application centres but does not meet the above mentioned criteria, cannot be accepted losing valuable time and means.