If you are not acquiring language skills as part of study purpose, preparatory measure or recognition of qualifications, third-country nationals can enter Germany with this VISA for the purpose of language acquisition by attending language courses.
This VISA is issued for a maximum duration of 12 months and you cannot take up any employment during this time.
Requirements for Language Acquisition VISA’s
- The language course is considered an intensive course, with at least 20 hours per week. Evening and weekend courses are not sufficient.
- You have been accepted into an intensive language course.
- You are able to cover the cost of living for the entire duration of the course. This can be done by means of a declaration of commitment or a blocked bank account contains funds.
If you wish to explore other opportunities aside from intensive language courses, you can also view the following VISA and residence permits for educational purposes: