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Statement of purpose / Motivation letter for Germany Student Visa

Template for Germany Student Visa cover letter

January 4, 2024

If you are applying for a German student visa, then one of the documents required is a cover letter or a Statement of Purpose explaining why are you applying for the visa. In this blog, we'll give you a sample template that you can use for your application.

What should you include in the cover letter for German Student Visa?

  • Personal information: Full name, current profession / degree if student.
  • Details of the program you're admitted to: Name of the university and program you will be enrolling to.
  • The reason why you want to study here: In brief, why did you chose this particular university and course. Why you think it will help you in the future?
  • Your finances: Are you self-sponsored or have a scholarship / student assistance?
  • A list of supporting documents that you have attached with your cover letter.

Sample Statement of Purpose for Germany Student Visa application



The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, [City]

Dear sir / madam,

I, [________], am submitting my application for the German Student Visa. I have been accepted into the [University] and plan on studying [Degree].

Currently I'm [studying XYZ degree at ABC university / working as XYZ at ABC]. I want to study at [program at university] to [reason eg. continue research in Genomic medicine / specialize in scalable computing].

Financially, I will be receiving scholarship / supporting my education from personal savings. My planned arrival in Germany will be on [date]. I have attached the following documents in support of the application:

  • Passport
  • Proof of health insurance
  • My CV
  • Proof of sufficient financial requirements
  • University acceptance letter
  • My high school / university diploma
  • Flight tickets (if applicable)
  • Language proficiency certificate

Please feel free to contact me for any further information or documents.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

[Your name]

[Your contact information]

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