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Postgraduate students and scientific research

Visa applicants who intend to travel to Germany for postgraduate studies or research purposes will need to provide the following documents:

  • 2 application forms for residence permit (download.pdf on the right-hand side)
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Invitation from German university or German scientist/organisation that you will work with including a short description of the project you will be working on or studying
  • Letter from UK university or employer
  • Your CV in German or English
  • Proof of salary being paid in Germany or proof of scholarship. If you are neither paid a salary in Germany nor receive a scholarship, you cannot apply for a scientific research visa.
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