In Germany, important costs such as rent and health insurance are paid using bank transfers, thus a German or SEPA area bank account makes it much easier. Most banks offer free checking accounts (Girokonto) for students (generally under the age of 30).
General Required Documents
- Confirmation of Enrolment
- Residence Registration
Blocked accounts are required for many international students as proof of finances for the visa or residence permit. This account is a certain amount of money of which you can only access a certain amount a month.