In Germany there are many different banks where you can open an account. Many banks and savings banks offer students a free checking account. The bureaucratic effort is very limited. In return, you have numerous advantages: You can withdraw money free of charge from many ATMs in Germany, make cashless payments and set up a "standing order" for regular payments - such as rent, health insurance costs or telephone. The amount will then be automatically deducted from your account each month. If you take on a part-time job in Germany, you will definitely need an account.
There are also a number of online banks where everything - from setting up the account to financial transactions - is handled over the Internet.
- Passport or identity card
- Student ID
- Certificate of enrollment or notice of admission
- as well as a certificate of your residential address where you are registered in Germany (Meldebestätigung)
After you open an account, your bank will give you a debit card. You can use this card to pay in stores, but not for online shopping. For that, you will need a credit card. You can get this either from your bank or from an online bank.
There are four ATMs on campus. They are marked on the campus map with a green euro sign.
(University and State Library (ULB) Building 24.41 / MNR Clinic Building 13.50 /
ZOMII Building 11.50-54 / North Gate Parking Lot 18.82).