DISCLAIMER: Please contact Deutsche bank, Hamburg, Germany directly for any query. Any information from DB is final and binding
What is Blocked Account (Sperrkonto)
A Blocked Account (Sperrkonto) is required if you are planning on financing your studies yourself.
You will have to deposit a minimum of EURO 8040,- in a blocked account in a bank in Germany and you can only withdraw a maximum of EURO 670,- per month. (Check the exact amount from Embassy)
You must make this change in the account opening form to ensure that you don't face problem later on.
This has to be opened when you are in India. Although it is not mandatory by all embassies. Some embassies allow you to take a Foreign DD of worth this amount with you and deposit this amount in Germany when you are there. Consult with your embassy.
Is this money sufficient for entire duration of study?
No!! On time of arrival (in addition to rental, registration and
living costs) you also need to pay tuition fees and semester
contribution to enrol at the University. (This note is valid for those
students who haven't got an exemption from tuition fees).
The costs are ca. 700 € and therewith higher than your monthly limit
of withdrawal. Corresponding to this blocked account you may not be able
to pay these semester fees. So please remember to bring enough money in
addition to be able to pay for these costs. Or cover your account with a
higher amount corresponding to the requested additional fees.
Also please remember that you will have to pay these additional costs
every new semester and therefore need to have enough money on your
When should I apply for Blocked account?
As soon as you are taking appointment for Student Visa with German consulate or even before that. Because Blocked account is prerequisite to appear for Visa.
Do I need a confirmed admission to apply for Blocked account?
No. It is not required. Blocked account can be opened before getting admission letter.
How to open a block account in Deutsche Bank, Germany ?
There are 2 ways to open the blocked account. In first option, it can be opened by Deutsche Bank India. In the second option, you have to visit German consulate.
GermanyMantra provides a unique service in collaboration with Deutsche Bank to open Blocked account. Using this service, you can open blocked account without going to German Consulate. All the procedure can be completed by post within India. The entire process takes about 1-2 weeks. There is no fee charged by GermanyMantra. The entire process can save upto Rs. Ten thousand (savings on courier charges and better exchange rates for GermanyMantra's students)
This service includes:
- Suggesting correct forms and Guidance to fill them
- Verification of documents
- Forms authentication
- Sending to Deutsche Bank Hamburg Germany
- Converting INR into Euros and transferring into Blocked Account in Germany after opening of Account.
- Zero Conversion and Remittance Charges.
- No courier charges for sending forms to Germany.
- Helping in speeding up the entire Visa Process
- Full Guidance on Visa Formalities.
- Religiously Tracking and Updating of Block Account Process
- Direct Contacts in Hamburg Germany in case of any Delay.
- 24/7 Guidance and responding to student in case of any queries.
- Transparent Communication of all processes by Deutsche Bank AG.
Some optional value added services:
- Introduction with other students going for same German university for Study
- Mentoring with existing students
- The above service is available for Indian students all over India living in any city, town etc.
- To use this service submit your details in following online form (recommended) OR email on firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Blocked Account in Germany, <name>, <mobile number>, <your City>
- Obtain information and the application forms from website given below. The emails from them is reproduced below. Please note that depending on the age (< 18 years or >= 18 years) the forms are different.
- After filling out the application form, you will have to get your signature and a copy of your passport certified by the German Embassy as per instructions given in the form.
- Send the application form to the address stated below in Germany
- Deutsche Bank Privat- und Geschäftskunden AG
Spezialservice Ausländische Studenten
Alter Wall 53
- The above mentioned office in Hamburg arranges the opening of an account with the office of the future residence and informs you directly, without intervention of the General Consulate, by post and parallel by email about the account number, BLZ and IBAN of the opened account. It takes 2-3 weeks to open account.
- finally you transfer the necessary amount + EUR 50 towards bank charges to the account and prove this to the German Embassy/Consulate in your home country (India). DB will also inform embassy about the same.
Email from Deutsche Bank