I am a Nigerian. I will be visiting Germany in August on a tourist visa. Would I be able to get apply for a study visa for Poland as a tourist while in Germany or Austria or any Schengen country? Applying from my home country is a bit unfavorable.
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It may prove difficult to apply for a visa to study in Poland, as the Consulates in both Germany and Austria generally accept applications from those who reside there. They may not let an individual to apply who is in the country on a tourist visa, and prior refusals may make it less likely, although exceptions can occur.
The Polish Consulate in Berlin notes that:
Application is considered by the consulate in whose jurisdiction legally living person applying for a visa. Consulate examine the application filed by the person who legally resides, but not residing in the jurisdiction of the consulate only if the person applying for a visa in detail, written justification for lodging the application at the consulate.
The Consulate in Austria has a similar stipulation:
[V]isa application should be lodged with the competent territorial consular office, adoption of the proposal in another office needs to be justified by the applicant.
The application requirements remain the same as when done within your home country, from registering for a visa appointment at www.e-konsulat.gov.pl to the additional documentation for a study visa (e.g., acceptance letter, confirmation of payment of fees, accommodation confirmation, proof of funds etc.).