Coming and living in Germany as a student? Then even more banks offer a free account for you! Find here a comparison of special offers for students, plus in case you need a visa: offers for a blocked account (Sperrkonto).

In Germany, even if you are not a student, you already have a wide range of free bank accounts available. But there are even more as a student! Why? Because banks assume that students become later better paid professionals, so they want to catch you early as a customer.

If you are a student from a non-EU/EEA country and need a visa, you might also need a blocked account (Sperrkonto).

Comparison of Checking/Current Accounts


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Opening most of these accounts is possible online. For particular instructions, read the descriptions at the end of this article.

Blocked Accounts (Sperrkonto)

A special type of account for students is blocked account: You usually need it when you come to Germany as a non-EU/EEA citizen and need a visa. As there are special offers (and also interesting packages together with health insurance, I’ve wrote an own article about them:

Go to German Blocked Accounts Compared

More suggestions for bank accounts suitable for students? Then leave a comment!

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