I have a fellowship offer for a 4-month stay at a German research organisation (non-profit). Since, I am staying for more than 90 days I need a "German National Visa". I am confused as to what type of German National Visa visa to apply. The two most appropriate visas look to be - Internship or a Guest Researcher/Scientist. I am a Masters in Computer Science on the verge of completing my doctorate. I will be submitting my thesis before I leave for this fellowship.
I repeatedly mention fellowship as the offer letter states the following
- We invite the candidate for a fellowship (not an internship)
- Funding for fellowship is provided through public funding