How to Apply for the APS Certificate in India?

How to Apply for the APS Certificate in India?

If you’re an Indian student aiming to pursue higher education in Germany, obtaining the APS certificate is a crucial step. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to apply for the APS certificate in India:

1. Familiarise Yourself with the Requirements

Before starting the application process, it’s essential to understand the specific requirements based on your educational goals. Whether you’re applying for a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D., make sure you have a clear understanding of the documents needed.

2. Collect the Necessary Documents

For those applying for a Master’s in Germany, here are the required documents:

    • Complete application form (printed and signed) with a passport-size photo
    • Copy of the verification fee receipt
    • Copy of Aadhaar card with a linked mobile number
    • Copy of the first and last pages of your passport
    • Copy of 12th class certificate and transcript of records
    • Copy of 12th class admit card (if available)
    • Copy of the Bachelor’s certificate and transcript of records
    • Copy of language certificate

Note: Only documents translated into English from regional languages need to be notarised.

3. Register Online

Visit the APS India official website and register online by filling out the required details. Click hear to apply.

4. Transfer the Processing Fee

Transfer the non-refundable processing fee of INR 18,000 to the APS bank account. Ensure you keep a receipt of this transaction.

5. Submit the Required Documents

You have two options for submitting your documents:

  • Courier: Send your application package via a reliable courier service.
  • In-Person: Submit the documents directly to the APS India office at:

Academic Evaluation Centre,
Gate No. 3, DLTA Complex,
R.K. Khanna Stadium, 1 Africa Avenue,
110029 New Delhi, India

Processing Time and Certificate Delivery

The APS office typically takes about 3-4 weeks to process your application. Start checking your online profile after three weeks for status updates. If your application is successful, you will receive a digital certificate via email, authenticated by a digital signature, valid for three years.

Important Considerations

– Recheck Your Email: Ensure the correctness of your email address to avoid complications.
– Check Spam Folder: Regularly check your spam folder to ensure you don’t miss any communications.
Avoid Unnecessary Emails: Sending multiple emails can lead to your email being blocked, complicating your application process.

Additional Information for APS Certification in Germany

    1. Document Verification: Candidates must get their academic documents verified by APS India before applying to German universities.
    2. Guidelines: The APS India website should be referred to for detailed guidelines, and it should be ensured that all documents are in legible A4-sized color photocopies.
    3. Interview Process: Undergraduate applicants may be required to attend an interview, which will be conducted in English or German and will focus on their academic history and achievements.
    4. Digital Certificates: Since April 2023, APS certificates are issued digitally and are valid for three years. Paper certificates issued before this date are still valid.

Information needed for further verification for APS certificate

They can ask for any of the following options available for the verification of their APS certificate:

    1. If the individual has access to an active student portal for their diploma, bachelor’s, or master’s program at their University or College, we request them to provide the link and their login credentials.
    2. Alternatively, if their results are accessible online on their University’s or College’s website, we request them to provide the link and the credentials used to check the results.
    3. The requester suggests checking if the diploma, bachelor’s, or master’s University is available on DigiLocker. In that case, after fetching the degree in the DigiLocker account, they should share the issued degree/marksheet PDF downloaded from the DigiLocker profile.It’s important to note that you should not upload documents on DigiLocker but fetch them from there. Guidance on how to fetch documents using DigiLocker can be found in this link: [How to Fetch Documents using DigiLocker? – Blog DigiLocker].
    4. If none of the above options are available, the requester asks for an official email ID of the diploma, bachelor’s, or master’s University/College. This email should be from an official domain (not Gmail, Yahoo, Rediff mails, etc.) and could be from any official representative such as a professor, HOD, principal, registrar, or the university/college mail ID.

Please note: If the individual is a studienkolleg applicant with only 12th grade as their highest educational qualification. They request reply to the email with the names of their 10th and 12th grade Boards, along with their passing years respectively. They will request further information if needed.

Additionally, if the individual has taken tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, Goethe Zertifikat (B1-C1), Test AS, or Test Daf, they are asked to provide login details for their respective portals. It’s emphasized that these tests are optional as mentioned on the website.

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