Demystifying the APS Certificate

Your Key to Studying in Germany

Are you an Indian student aspiring to study in Germany? The APS certificate is your crucial ticket to achieving that dream. In this blog, we'll guide you through the process, significance, and all you need to know about this essential document. So, let's dive in and ensure you're well-prepared to embark on your educational journey to Germany.

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Generally, a large number of applicants from India, Vietnam, Mongolia, and mainland China are required to go through the APS. The APS India issues the APS certificate confirming genuine and valid documents thereby consequently the eligibility to study in Germany. The APS certificate is necessary to verify the recognition of your educational qualifications in Germany.


An APS certificate is the prerequisite for your visa application. It is proof of authenticity for Indian academic documents. It states the guiding eligibility criteria, which the German universities apply to the candidates while offering admission to the courses.It is now compulsory for Indian students applying for a German student visa.The fee for an APS Certificate in India is Rs 18,000, which is non-refundable. These fees need to be transferred to the bank account of APS India. By default, only 5 copies of the certificate will be sent by Courier, and if you need more copies, you have to pay Rs 500 per copy extra.


The APS certificate is required to ensure the academic documents submitted by Indian students are authentic and verifies their eligibility to apply for German universities. This helps maintain the quality of students studying in Germany and streamlines the visa application process.

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Applicants need an APS certificate before filing a visa application. APS will be open for applications beginning October 1st, 2022. For more detailed information, please consult We will open new appointment slots for student visa applications through VFS Global. APS India needs about 3-4 weeks to process your application. The APS office usually starts processing your application as soon as your payment has been received.

You can follow these steps:

  • Familiarize yourself with the application process and requirements.
  • Gather all the necessary documents.
  • Complete the online registration.
  • Pay the processing fee.
  • Submit the printed application forms with attested copies of the original documents.