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International Students Office (IStO)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Campus South
Bldg.: 50.20, Room 106

Phone +49 721 608-44911
Fax +49 721 608-44907
Contact Form

Opening hours Secretary
Mo.-Fr. 9 am-12 am
Closed on Tuesday

Currently only available via email or phone

Please also note the office hours of our individual employees

German bank account

bank account

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.