Requirements to Study In Germany For Nigerian Students 2023


As a Nigerian Students, do you have dreams of studying in one of the most friendly countries? Here is an opportunity for you to do so as Germany provides free training for Nigerian undergraduate and postgraduate college students.

However there are necessities you need to meet as a Nigerian student applying to study in Germany. These situations embody German language, educational, visa necessities, and so forth.

This post will provide you with all the details you need to know as a Nigerian Students who has plans of studying in Germany.


Why Study In Germany

1 – Outstanding universities

German universities are famous for delivering high-quality education – a lot of these universities even rank among the best in the world.

By choosing to study in Germany, you can be sure to get an education that is well above the global average, which will come in very useful when looking for a job after graduation.

For the third time in a row, CBS has been voted the best private university of applied sciences in the field of business administration in Nordrhein-Westfalen und Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany and top digital education provider in Germany in the current ranking of the magazine “WirtschaftsWoche“.

2 – Germany is a safe country

Compared to other study destinations, Germany is a very safe country.

No matter if it’s day or night, or if you’re in the city or the countryside, being out and about is fairly safe taking common sense precautions.

3 – Stable country

Germany is very stable when it comes to its politics and economy. In recent polls, Germany was ranked 9th in the world for its perceived stability.

Choosing to study in a stable country is a good choice for your future prospects when you finish your studies.

4 – Diversity

Germany is a liberal and welcoming country that is full of diversity.

At CBS International Business School, people from more than 75 different nations come together to study, work and develop. The slogan Creating tomorrow is the focus of the CBS vision: We want to create a better tomorrow, to positively change the future. This mission includes the equal treatment of all individuals and their inclusion in the CBS family.

We were also recently voted the 3rd most LGBTIQ-friendly University in Germany. Our main campus is located in Cologne – some call “the gay capital” of Germany.

Having stated the reasons why Germany is a perfect country for you, let’s look at what is required of you to study in Germany. 

Requirements to Study in Germany for Nigerian Students

The following are the requirements to study in Germany for Nigerian students;

  1. Apply to Study in Germany
  2. Open Block Account
  3. Secondary School Transcript
  4. Student Visa Type D
  5. Birth Certificate
  6. Passport Photograph
  7. Valid International Passport
  8. Medical Certificate
  9. English Language Proficiency Certificate
  10. University Application Form
  11. Admission Letter
  12. Nigerian School Certificate

Best Student Cities in Germany for Nigerian Students

Below is a list of the best cities in Germany for  Nigerian Students

The following is the list of the best and cheapest student cities in Germany for Nigerian students;

  • Berlin
  • Munich
  • Frankfurt
  • Dresden
  • Aachen
  • Hamburg
  • Bonn
  • Cologne
  • Heidelberg
  • Stuttgart
  • Freiburg
  • Marburg
  • Darmstadt
  • Munster
  • Oldenburg

Apply to Study in Germany

The first step to gaining admission to study abroad is applying to a university in the country.

To do this, you must research the university you want to attend. Your field of study is also a criterion to determine the school you apply to for admission.

There are over three hundred and twenty (320) universities in Germany. It is advisable to narrow your choice to universities that offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in English.

The admission date and requirements are available on the school websites. Ensure you take your time to go through the university website to get the necessary information.

Application to study in Germany is through the following processes;

  • Online Application
  • Post Mail Letter
  • Submission of Application through Email

Also See: Countries Offering Free Education to Nigerian Students 

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Student Visa Application 

Open Block Account

A block account is an account for students with limited withdrawal ability required to apply for a visa in Germany.

The block account is where you would deposit the stipulated sum of money sufficient to take care of your academic and personal expenses during your first year in Germany.

The estimated monthly expenses for a Nigerian student in Germany are €800. Multiplying €800 by twelve (12) months in a year will give €9,600.

It means you need to open a block account in Germany immediately after you get your admission letter. You only have access to withdraw €800 every month.

The following are the banks in Germany to open a block account as a Nigerian student;

  • Deutsch bank
  • Fintiba
  • Xpatrio

Secondary School Transcript

A secondary school transcript is a requirement to get admission to German universities.

The secondary school is not your WAEC or NECO result. It is a compilation of your results in secondary school.

You would need to go to your secondary school to request your secondary school transcript.

Student Visa Type D

German student is the document that gives you access to travel from Nigeria to Germany to study.

The interview for the student visa takes place at the German Consulate General in Lagos. For Visa, the application fee is €75.

You need to open a block account before attending the interview.

The following are the documents you need for your visa application;

  • Two visa application forms
  • Valid passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Identical photos
  • Proof of financial means
  • Letter of admission from the university in Germany
  • Enrolment confirmation
  • 2 signed declarations forms
  • School Leaving Certificates of Primary and Secondary School / WAEC Certificate
  • Proof of previous academic studies/professional training/ work experience

English Language Proficiency Certificate

English language proficiency certificate is a requirement for some schools.

But most universities in Germany would not request a language proficiency certificate.

Check the university to know if you need an English proficiency certificate.

Undergraduate Study Requirements

  • WAEC result
  • Valid international passport
  • A birth certificate
  • Secondary Transcript
  • Medical fitness certificate

Postgraduate Study Requirements

  • First-degree result
  • Valid International passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Two reference letters
  • Research work and or a statement of purpose

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