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.