You can open a bank account as soon as you have registered at the city office.
You will require the following to open a bank account:
- Certificate of registration by the city office
Recommended banks include:
- Deutsche Bank: Marktplatz 4, 35390 Gießen
- Sparkasse Gießen, Johannesstraße 3, 35390 Gießen
- Volksbank Gießen, Goethestraße 7, 35390 Gießen
Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9.00-16.00
Please note: Several banks do not accept travelers' cheques.
For more information regarding the most common modes of payment in Germany and European currency, please consult the following link
Please ensure that you pay your study fees in your home country before leaving for Germany. You will only be able to enroll at the University after your payment has been received by the University.