Reasons for refusing a visa to study in Germany

Having exerted all your energy in preparing all the necessary documents at the embassy, preparing for the interview, struggling to get an appointment at the German embassy, after a very good interview and waiting for a response for several months, you were surprised to receive a rejection letter from the German embassy, you do not think that you are the only one, a large number of students who receive a rejection from the German embassy.

Reasons for refusing a visa to study in Germany
Reasons for refusing a visa to study in Germany

But what does rejection mean to me? Student visa? What are the consequences?

Rejection of the application means that the German Embassy and the Office of Foreigners in Germany have decided that your application has weaknesses, and because of these points, it will not give you a study visa that does not lose hope, you are here at a crossroads.

The first is to lodge an objection to the embassy to the rejection decision.

And the second is to submit a new application and reapply to the German embassy, I advise you not to submit an opposition, first because the opposition is almost as time-consuming as the new visa application.

Secondly, the embassy decided to reject your application, and its reasons were mentioned in the rejection letter, so there is not much that can be done in order to change the opinion of the embassy, after investing a lot of time and money in trying to get this opportunity, the response may come with a rejection, and there are several reasons for this.

If you can figure out the reasons for the refusal, your second attempt will be great for getting a visa, and if you prepare your embassy papers for now.

It is good to know the common reasons for refusal to avoid falling into them You can find all the documents required for the German Embassy for a study visa here regarding the steps to prepare all the document requirements of the German Embassy and the method of application.

Reasons for the German Embassy's rejection of the student visa application for any applicant

There are several reasons why your visa may be rejected and we will present them below:

Visa refusal for financial reasons

The German Embassy will not allow anyone and any type of visa to enter Germany without making sure that the person is able to fully support himself and will not be financially dependent on the German government.

You won't be granted a visa until you're sure that your financial situation is excellent and that you're able to afford it for the duration of your stay in Germany, so the first reason why the German embassy may refuse to apply for a study visa in Germany is doubts about your ability to bear the financial burden. Even if you put the basic amount for the first year of study which is 10,236 euros.

The Embassy looks at your bank statement and suspects that you will not be able to put the same amount annually The Embassy will reject your visa application.

Tip: If you submit a bank statement to the German Embassy make sure you put a value in it that exceeds the amount required for the entire duration of your studies, and specify the amount at least 3 months before the date of the interview.

Visa Refusal Due to Poor College Average or High School Average

Germany's education system is one of the hardest study systems you can ever face.

Universities reject applicants who do not have good academic qualifications, as they consider that they do not have the ability to succeed in Germany.

You can submit your papers to the German Embassy believing that your academic average and degrees are sufficient, but if the Embassy is not convinced that you are able to succeed in the difficult German academic system or that your university level does not comply with German conditions at universities, the Embassy will unfortunately reject you.

Tip: If your grades are poor or your academic background is poor, you have a chance to prove yourself at the interview.

Try to put in place clear reasons to prove that you are a good candidate for the opportunity to travel, and focus on the courses you have received after your studies and work experience after graduation, the employee interviewing you will appreciate your efforts to mitigate the impact of the price on your visa decision.

Visa refusal due to low level of German language

 Communication with others is very important, which is what you will need wherever you go, and there is a risk of misunderstanding even for speakers of the same language.

The German Embassy requires a minimum level of B1 in German from the Goethe-Institut, and you also have the opportunity to prove your German language skills at the interview, if the Embassy considers that your level of German is insufficient and that your language skills are poor, the Embassy will reject your visa application, the reason for which is the importance of being able to communicate in German after your arrival in Germany.

Tip: If your German is weak, or not good enough to interview at the embassy, I advise you to postpone the interview until you are linguistically ready for the interview, it is better to postpone the interview for a while than to receive the rejection and prepare a new file for the embassy.

Rejection due to change of field of study

This is why for master's students, when you want to pursue master's studies in Germany, most students look for a specialization and apply for it in order to pursue a bachelor's degree. But others will apply for a master's degree in a completely different field of study than a bachelor's degree, and have no academic knowledge in that discipline.

What distinguishes German universities is that some disciplines may accept a student to study for a master's degree, even if their bachelor's degree is completely different from the master's specialization they wish to study.

If the bachelor's degree is in fine arts, it would be illogical to apply for a master's degree in engineering, and such work would raise a lot of doubts at the embassy about the reason for the change and the visa application would be rejected based on this discrepancy.

Tip: If you want to study a master's degree other than a bachelor's degree, do not give the German embassy the opportunity to refuse you because of a change of specialization, submit your application to the embassy of your specialization and do not raise any doubt, and when you arrive in Germany and complete the language course, and study the academic specialization you want, no one will ask you why you changed major.

Language Study Visa in Germany

Rejection because you don't need your major

Every country in the developed world is looking for a certain type of person to give them a chance to travel to their country.

All these countries are looking for educated young people with excellent academic qualifications, so that these young people occupy jobs in most cases that people from the country of origin cannot fill, meaning that these countries are always in search of people who can improve the country's economy.

Germany is also looking for the same educated youth, if your age is far from this category or if you have a degree in a discipline that is not required in Germany or is not required in the particular state you applied to the embassy will have a good reason to refuse you.

Of course, the embassy won't be frank about it and tell you that that's why, you have to know it for yourself.

 Tip: Search the required majors in any country you want to travel to, and choose the one that suits you best and the host country you're looking for.

Keep in mind that in your specialization if the master's is among the required disciplines in the country you wish to go to or in the state where you will study in Germany.

Tip: If you choose a major that is not in great demand in Germany, focus your interview and cover letter on convincing them of your ability to bring Germany and your country to the benefit of the future in the field of that chosen specialization.

Conversion of a study visa to a job in Germany

Rejection of the result of the interview

Interviews are always difficult, visa interviews are among the most difficult types of interviews, many people are scared and nervous in the interview and make mistakes in some sentences or answers, and you can reach a problem that sometimes stutters the student and does not know what to say, do not be afraid because fear is the enemy of the mind, the solution is training and preparation for the interview which is absolutely necessary.

The employee who will meet you will ask you all kinds of questions, from your secondary education to university, and will follow you to ask you questions about Germany and the specialization of study you will study, and there are a lot of questions that may come to the mind of the employee who may ask you.

If the employee feels that you have not been well involved or provided the wrong answers, this is reason enough to reject the visa application.

Tip: Keep confident in the interview, don't show the interviewer you're nervous, and if it provokes you, make sure it will make you nervous, so always stay calm and answer questions calmly and confidently.

Tip: Look at the questions the employee asked in previous interviews, as there are always repetitions in such interviews, and practice answering these questions.

Study and prepare well about Germany, the country where you will study, your university and your specialty, the more information you have and the more solid your information will be, the better your interview will go and the staff will appreciate it.