5.1.5 Opening a bank account

It is advisable to open a current account at a bank because only bank account holders can make transfers to other accounts with no additional charge. If the amount to be transferred is paid in cash, an extra charge of up to € 6 might be due. If a Humboldt matriculation certificate (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) and the registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung) of the Local Registration Office are presented, most banks will offer to open a student account. Students will not be charged a monthly account fee.

A selection of banks near Humboldt-Universität:

Berliner Sparkasse
Friedrichstraße 193
10117 Berlin
Phone: (+49 30) 869 869 69 (Hotline)

Deutsche Bank
Unter den Linden 13-15 (opposite the Berlin State Library)
10117 Berlin
Phone: (+49 30) 34 07-12 12

Postbank
Rathausstraße 5
10178 Berlin
Phone: (+49 228) 55 00 5500

Sparda-Bank
Georgenstraße 23 (near Friedrichstraße station)
10117 Berlin
Phone: (+49 30) 34 62 21 61