FAQ for Bank Account:

What form of account should I open in a bank?

The most common form of an account in Germany is a giro account.Most financial transactions are completed using this account incl. paying most of your bills (rent, electricity, telephone etc.)

How can I pay rent to Studentenwerk?

We advise you to opt for direct debit authorization from your account for both room rent and health insurance.

What documents should I carry to a bank to open an account?

In order to open an account you will need passport/ID, registration notice from the residents' registration office (Anmeldebestätigung, cf.) and admission letter/enrolment proof by the university.

Being a student do I have to pay account charges?

As a student you will be exempted from the account charges by most banks, if you can prove your student status.