It is useful to open a bank account in Germany, for instance for transferring rent, tuition, registration and other fees.
To open a bank account, you will need:
- Your Passport/ID Card
- Your permanent address in Germany (Proof by confirmation of citizens´office or rental contract)
- Your Student ID or enrollment certificate
With most banks you can open your bank account online and submit the required documents via PostIdent in a post office. After you have applied for a bank account, you will get detailed information about this from your bank. This applies to online and local banks, with few exceptions. Nevertheless, before you do that, you should compare costs.