5.1.5 Opening a bank account

It is advisable to open a current account so that you 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 you present your matriculation certificate (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung) and your registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung) of the Local Registration Office, you can open a student account at most banks. Students will not be charged a monthly account fee.

A selection of banks near Humboldt-Universität:

Berliner Sparkasse
Friedrichstraße 193 (near Friedrichstraße station)
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 (near Alexanderplatz station)
10178 Berlin
Phone: (+49 228) 55 00 5500

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