Germany Study Visa News: More Indian Students Choose to Study in Germany Despite Visa Delays
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Despite delays in obtaining visas, the German Academic Exchange Service reports an increase in Indian students planning to study in Germany (DAAD).
According to the Times of India, the group has disclosed that 34,134 Indian students are studying at German universities.
The German ambassador Philipp Ackermann has previously warned of visa delays due to a surge of Indian students seeking to study in Germany. He has also affirmed that authorities are working to address the problem and speed up the procedure.
Students from Morocco have started a petition titled "Delayed appointments for list A students" in response to reports of lengthy waits for a German visa from international students. In order to apply for a German student, students claimed they had to wait months.
Recently, Germany has made certification of the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) mandatory for Indian students to study in germany, meaning that the latter should obtain an APS certificate before applying for a German student visa.
Students will need the certificates starting on November 1 of current year, however applications for APS certificates will not be accepted until October 1, 2022. Applicants must register online, print, and sign the form, then deliver it in person or by courier to APS India to receive the certificate.
The majority of the 416,437 international students attending German higher education institutions during the 2020–21 academic year were from China, India, Russia, Australia, Italy, France, and other countries.
According to studying-in-Germany org ,20,562 Indian students are enrolled in German higher education in 2019. From 2017 to 2019, the total rose by 18.8%, or from 17,294 to 20,562 pupils.
Earlier this month, Germany’s ambassador to India, Philipp Ackerman, said that about 10 to 15 per cent of students from India submit fake documents with their applications for visas to Germany. This situation has led to the country’s authorities being more vigilant with student applications. However, the ambassador assured students that those who get their visas legally would be able to study in Germany.
91,708 of the 416,437 foreign students are resident international students, while 324,729 are international students, according to data published by the education search engine Erudera.
The same emphasises that Germany has two different types of universities: universities (Universität) and universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschule), which currently enrol 228,292 and 96,437 foreign students, respectively.
Twenty percent of all students in the US are from India, making up a sizable group in their own right.167,582 Indian students studied in the United States during the school year 2020–21, according to 2021 Open Doors.