How to apply for a German student visa. Are you planning to study with BSBI? When you apply for a German student visa, all you need to know is: Pay the deposit for the programme you wish to study, wait for your admissions letter from BSBI, contact the German embassy or consulate in your home country to find out about the visa process Once you have secured an appointment, you will need to fill out detailed information about yourself and the purpose of your travel. Your visa confirmation will take, on average, 2-3 months and you will get a visa for a period of 90 days Once you have obtained your visa, you can book your flight. You must apply within 90 days at the Foreigners Office in Berlin to get a Residence Permit Now you are ready to start a new chapter of your life, with BSBI