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Germany Student Visa News : Germany Reduces Student Visa Fees for Indian Nationals

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According to reports, the German government has decided to lower the cost of the Germany Student Visa for Indian nationals.

The Federal Republic of Germany's General Consulate in Mumbai broke the news. Indian nationals will now be required to pay a lower fee for the German Student visa, according to the consulate.

Indian students who want to study in Germany must apply for a national visa, which permits them to stay in the nation for more than 90 days.Students from India will also benefit from the changes because Germany student visas are included in national visas.

According to the Consulate, in line with the newly made changes, the national visa fee has been reduced to 6,000 INR (€75) for adults, in this case for students too, and to 3,000 INR (€37,50) for minors.

“The national visa fee amounts to 6,000 INR; the reduced national visa fee for minors to 3,000 INR,” the statement of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Mumbai reads.

In order to apply for a Germany Student visa, students from India must, among other things, complete the application form, submit images that fulfil the biometric photo standards, open a blocked bank account, and make an appointment.

Processing student visas is currently given top priority by the German government. According to the official website of the German Missions in India, students who have more than 90% aggregate in their 12th-grade exams and want to study bachelor's degrees in Germany can now apply for a German National Visa directly at the Service Provider VFS Global, skipping the wait for an interview appointment at the German Mission.

Prior to this, German Studio claimed that despite the visa delays, there had been an increase in the number of Indian students studying in Germany.

The German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) reported that even though students encountered visa-related difficulties, the number of Indians choosing Germany as their study destination was rising.

According to data, there were about 416,430 foreign students enrolled in German higher education institutions during the 2020–2021 academic year. The majority of the students came from countries including China, India, Russia, Australia, and Italy.

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