According to ICEF, with a huge influx of Indian students in Germany in recent times (even amidst the Covid pandemic), in terms of Indian students in Germany, there has been a record increase of up to 33%. Now that the student visa slots for Germany are opening this week, it will be a good idea for you to know everything about APS Certification.
If you are aspiring to study in Germany, the APS i.e. Akademische Prüfstelle Certificate is one must-have requirement that is integral to the new visa application procedure for Indian students. The APS Certificate is a pre-requisite for a Germany student VISA application as it serves as proof of authenticity of academic documents of Indian students in accordance with the eligibility of German Universities they are applying to. The APS Certificate fee is Rs. 18,000.
An APS Certificate is mandatory for Indian students applying for a Germany Student VISA with effect from November 2022. The students are thus recommended to complete the APS Certification prior to their application with the German University to keep the processing times at a minimum.
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Anyone irrespective of his/her nationality who has acquired education from any of the recognised Indian school boards or universities may apply for an APS Certificate
The requirements can vary depending on the program for which the student is seeking admission:
For more specific information, students are advised to refer to the Academic Evaluation Centre by visiting https://aps-india.de/checklists/.
The documents need not be notarised for submission at the time of applying for APS Certification except when they are translated into English from any of the Indian regional languages.
Students must note that once an APS Certificate has been issued, it is valid indefinitely. Only in the case of any change in the eligibility criteria, re-application of the APS Certificate may be required under a new category.
Many students who have not yet been issued the degree certificate from their universities and have received just the provisional certificate wonder till when the same will be considered for APS Certificate. This is a query we receive frequently from our enrolled students. To simplify the answer, as per APS India, a provisional certificate older than one year is not accepted.
Students can submit their documents for APS Certificate in these two modes:
Please note that after online submission of the APS certificate application, withdrawal of the same is not permitted; fees once remitted will be non-refundable under any circumstances.
The German Embassy had been working hard to install this new process with the intention of streamlining the process for quite some time. This is intended to stop forged and fake documents which have made up 15% of all student visa documents as per German Ambassador Philipp Ackerma.
This had caused considerable delays in the processing for students applying to German Universities. This APS Certificate will help resolve the bottlenecks of VISA appointments at the German Embassy, thereby facilitating students in obtaining fast appointments at the German Embassy & Consulates General in India.
Since Manya-The Princeton Review holds the record of placing students into TU9s and public universities in Germany, students and aspirants for Germany can reach out to experts at Manya-The Princeton Review which boasts of a 100% Visa success rate. The admissions counselling experts at Manya are trained and highly experienced and can provide you with expert and appropriate guidance throughout your application process.
For further details on the APS Certificate, please feel free to connect with our expert advisors at Manya – The Princeton Review.
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