It doesn’t matter whether you are a state delegate or a private student, you still need a bank where you have an account.
Before applying for a visa, private students are asked for proof of a German bank account. Depending on where you are going to study, the German Embassy requires proof of payment of a minimum of 12 x 735 EUROS (one year’s living expenses). The opening of the account is usually accompanied by a lock flag that limits monthly withdrawals to 735 EUROS per month.
We are more than happy to assist you in opening an account in Germany (for students with residence permit in Germany):
I need a blocked bank account for students from abroad at a bank in Germany for my Visa application and would like to use the
PLEASE NOTE: Please note that upon entering Germany, there are going to be a number of expenses that you must pay for. You should have at least €1000 available on hand (€2000 being better), outside of the funds in your bank balance or from a scholarship. Cashing a check can take 10 to 30 days and the process of setting up an account can take from 2 to 14 days.
PAYMENT You will receive an invoice from us via e-mail. Payments can be made either by wire transfer to our account in Berlin or by
Cash payments can be made using Western Union Quick Cash or
MoneyGram eMoney Transfers but please be aware that sending money in this manner entails wire fees that you are responsible for paying yourself. Please calculate these fees in addition to the amount to be paid, as quoted on the relevant invoice received from GASP.
All prices given by GASP have the statutory German value added tax included.