German Visa Information
Before you get permission to begin your studies in Germany, you will usually have to show how you intend to finance your stay. Be sure to enquire at the German embassy in your country as to which form of financial proof is required of you. The majority of students decide to open the blocked account.
There have been recent changes in the procedure of opening the blocked account with Deutsche Bank. If you have already started the process, please pay close attention to the following:
The blocked amount increased by 600 EUR (now 8640 EUR)
Account opening fee is now 150 EUR
of welfare payments (pension, unemployment benefit, social security) etc.)Most importantly, information about the origins of funds in now requested. Together with an application form the applicant should attach evidence of the source of funds (e.g. salary statements, proof
Please follow these links to check whether the form you submitted is correct:
If you have already submitted the application, you might be either requested to top up the amount or resend the application form. If you establish that the form you sent is outdated and you still did not hear back from the bank, we recommend to fill out the correct form and resend it as soon as possible.
For more information, simply visit https://www.deutsche-bank.de/pfb/content/pk-konto-und-karte-international-students.html?pfb_tab=34880-34885.
Just remember File for it early enough!
Opening your own blocked account is not difficult, but keep in mind that summer is a busy period since many students apply for universities in Germany, prolonging the banking processing times. It may take up to several months to open an account.