If you are a resident of Singapore and wish to study at an university in Germany you are required to obtain a residence permit in form of a national visa. From 01. February  2021 applications for all kind of student visa need to be handed in at the German Visa Application Centre, which is operated by VFS Global at 79 Anson Road #15-02, Singapore 079906. Information can also be found on the website of VFS (

Please also note: When applying for a visa, you must provide evidence that you are able to meet your living costs in Germany by opening a blocked account. You have free choice of a provider. Information on providers that offer this service worldwide is available on the Federal Foreign Office website:

Processing of the visa takes about 5 to 6 weeks upon submission of complete documents. The residence permit can be issued only upon approval by the competent authorities in Germany. You will receive a prompt notification upon completion of the processing.

You can find an overview of all relevant information on the website of the German Embassy Singapore (