Presupposition for the entry
The presupposition for your entry into the Federal Republic of Germany is the coming up in time with the visa necessary for your respective purpose of stay. You file your necessary application with the German agency abroad (embassy, consulate etc.) that is appropriate for your home town. There you will be told what kind of documents must be added to your visa application.
If you have obtained your visa, you are permitted to enter the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany for the purpose applied for.
Citizens of members of the European Community as well as citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America do not need any visa
for their entry into the Federal Republic of Germany.
Special features „Studienkolleg“:
Applicants who do not yet correspond to the presuppositions for taking up a degree can acquire these presuppositions at the „Studienkolleg“ at the „Fachhochschule Coburg“ beforehand. As to further details please turn directly to the „Studienkolleg“ Coburg.
In this context you must take into account that according to the regulations valid for foreigners, as a rule, the preparatory phase for the acquisition of the presuppositions for attending the „Studienkolleg“ may not last longer than 2 years. These 2 years include all the preparatory measures as for example language course, „Studienkolleg“ etc. As a rule, a prolongation of the residence permit for the purpose of measures preparing a study for the duration of more than 2 years is not possible.
Special features language course:
For foreign applicants the presupposition for the admission for beginning a study regularly is a successful language examination (cf. notification of admission). A residence permit for the participation in a preparatory language course is merely granted on condition that it is a so-called intensive language course with regular lessons of at least 18 hours (what corresponds to 24 lessons à 45 minutes) that aims the acquisition of a complete knowledge of the German language.
Such a course for preperation for the German language examination is offered e. g. at the "Studienkolleg" Coburg.
Courses given in the evening or at the week-end do not meet the conditions!
The residence permit for the preparation for the language examination can only be granted for 12 months at the most. A prolongation of the residence permit exceeding this rule can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Gainful employment beside the study / "Studienkolleg"
Beside their study foreign students are on principle only permitted to carry out a temporary employment not exceeding 90 working days a year. A gainful employment lasting longer than the employment mentioned can only be admitted as a part-time employment if in this way the purpose of stay restricted to the study is not changed and the successful end of the study is not delayed or seriously interfered with. Therefore such an employment can merely be taken into consideration in really special cases, perhaps for a sideline as a student at the „Hochschule“ or a scientific institution. The regulations of labor law are not concerned by this.
Foreigners who are students at the „Studienkolleg“ Coburg are permitted to pursue a gainful employment only during their official vacation.