What is the APS certificate and Is APS Certificate required for masters in Germany?

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Divyakshi  Gupta

Divyakshi Gupta

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APS certificate is a binding document for Indian students to pursue higher education in Germany, per the statements issued by German Missions in India. In simple words, it is an essential document part of the documents for Indian students to pursue higher education in Germany.

You must follow the steps below. The application process begins with an online registration process:

You must first register online at APS India’s website to download the form. Then you must print and complete the application form by signing at last. Please note that your application will get rejected with inaccurate or incomplete information.
The APS fee is approximately INR. 18,000, which you must deposit into APS’s bank account.
Then you are required to submit the requirements and filled-out the APS form, then send it through courier or in person at the reception desk of APS India.
APS does all the Verifications, and then complete applications will only be processed. 
After the completion of verification, then The officials will update the online profile. 
Courier will deliver five authentic APS certificates to successful candidates.
Through VFS, successful candidates can apply for a German student visa. 
Getting an APS certificate, Visa appointment, and visa processing takes several months. Thus to increase your chances of arriving in Germany before starting the semester, you must act swiftly.

Hope this helps!

 

 


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Prateeksha  Manral

Prateeksha Manral

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 The APS (Akademische Prüfstelle) certificate is indeed required for many international students seeking to pursue a master's degree in Germany. It serves as an assessment of the equivalence of foreign academic qualifications, ensuring that they meet the standards set by German universities. While the requirement for the APS certificate may vary depending on factors such as the applicant's country of origin and the specific program they are applying to, it is generally necessary for students from countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. The APS process involves the evaluation of academic documents by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or the respective German embassy or consulate in the applicant's home country. Once the equivalence of qualifications is confirmed, the APS certificate is issued, enabling the applicant to apply to German universities with confidence that their credentials will be recognized. Therefore, if you are considering pursuing a master's degree in Germany and are an international student from a non-EU/EEA country, obtaining the APS certificate is an essential step in the application process.

 


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Nitin Chauhan

Nitin Chauhan

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The Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) certificate is a crucial document for students from certain countries aiming to pursue higher education in Germany. The APS acts as a screening tool by the German Embassy to pre-verify the educational qualifications of applicants, ensuring they meet the specific standards required by German institutions. 

Obtaining an APS certificate involves a detailed review of your educational documents and possibly an interview to evaluate your readiness and compatibility with the German educational system. This certificate is particularly important for students from countries like China, Vietnam, and Mongolia, where it is mandatory to have this certificate to apply for a student visa and to enroll in German universities. 

For those asking whether this certificate is necessary for a Master’s in Germany, it largely depends on your nationality. Not every international student needs an APS certificate, but for those who do, it’s a non-negotiable part of the application process. I always recommend checking the latest requirements from the German Embassy or DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) website specific to your country to ensure compliance and prepare adequately for your educational journey in Germany. 

 

 

 


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