How to apply for a Student Schengen Visa
To apply for a Student Schengen Visa
- consult the relevant embassy, Consulate or Visa Application Center of your Schengen destination country
- calculate the best time to submit your application (a maximum of 3 months and a minimum of 15 days before you arrive)
- complete the application for a short-stay visa, if you are planning to study for less than 90 days
- complete the required documents for your Student Schengen Visa
- make an appointment with the Consulate of the country that you intend to visit
- attend the interview to see if you are eligible
- pay the student visa fee
- wait for a response
Check directly with the European higher education institution you’ve applied to study at for guidance about the visa application process.
To study for more than 90 days in a Schengen country, students must apply for a long-stay study visa for the country in which they plan to study.
COVID-19 entry restrictions
After receiving a Student Schengen Visa, your entry to the respective European country will most likely be conditional on national requirements for entry related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This may include pre-and post-arrival testing, the submission of passenger locator forms, self-isolation and quarantine requirements.
Make sure you check national entry rules and restrictions before travelling.
Most Schengen states follow the Schengen policy of only allowing entry from a certain list of third-countries deemed relatively safe.
This list is updated regularly. Consult your respective embassy for more information.
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