Language Course

16.02.2023 - Article

In order to participate in an intensive German language course unrelated to university studies you may apply for a visa permitting a maximum stay of one year.

This visa provides a seamless transition into a residence permit.

Processing period

The processing period may take 2-3 months. During the processing period you cannot inquire about the status of your application. Upon expiry of the processing period only the applicant, his/her legal representative or persons holding an authorization letter from the applicant may inquire about the status of the visas.


The fee is 75,00 €, payable in QAR cash or by international credit card in Euro (Mastercard, Visa). Euro cash, checks or debit cards are not accepted. The application form can be downloaded for free.

Necessary documents

Please bring the following documents in the mentioned order to your appointment at the Embassy. Additional documents may in some cases be requested. Documents sent in advance will not be archived.

Complete the online application form (application forms are required for each applicant separately; all children require separate forms).

Bring one printed and signed form including the barcodes to your appointment.

A valid passport signed by the holder, issued within the last 10 years and valid for at least one year is necessary. The passport needs to have at least 2 subsequent blank pages. Please bring 1 photocopy of the passport biodata page to your appointment.

1 fully biometric passport photo, 35 x 45 mm, no older than three months. Digitally altered passport photos cannot be accepted. Please ensure that your photo adheres to German biometric requirements and is taken in front of a white/bright background.

Bring your valid Qatar residence permit (QID) and 1 photocopy to your appointment.

Language Course registration in Germany for a so called “Intensiv-Sprachkurs”:

  • Proof of payment for language course registration fee
  • Course has to take place minimum 18 hours per week at a German language school (weekend or evening courses are insufficient.)

Proof of language skill of at least A1/A2 is mandatory.

Hotelreservation or rented appartment for the first 3 month

  • Why do you wish to study in Germany? Have you tried to study German online or in language schools in Qatar or your home country. What are your career plans for the future?

  • Blocked account at a German bank to the minimum amount of 934,- EURO per month (withdrawal limit, for one year the amount will be 11.208,-€)* or
  • Proof of scholarship from a German institution (DAAD etc.)

*When applying for visa, you can provide evidence that you are able to meet your living costs by opening a blocked bank account. You have free choice of provider. Information on providers that offer this service worldwide is available on Federal Foreign Office website .

  • e.g. school certificates, university degree certificates, internships, trainings, university and / or employment confirmation

Book an appointment

Please use our online appointment booking system. Booking via telephone or email is not possible. At the appointment, you will submit all required documents and pay the visa processing fee. You will be interviewed with regard to your planned stay in Germany and your biometric data (passport photograph and fingerprints) will be collected.

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