Most international students need to open up a blocked account to apply for a student German visa. This is to proof you are able to support financially during your studies in Germany. There are different options to prove your financial ability to study in Germany. Therefore, I will explain about the Blocked Account in this entry. Deutsche Bank is the only bank in Germany providing this service to international students.
What is a Blocked Account?
It is called Blocked Account because the money you transfer into this account is blocked till the day you have arrived in Germany. It is required to have a minimum 8640 Euro in your Blocked Account in one of the German banks and you can only withdraw 720 Euro per month. (Refer to the German Embassy website for the exact amount, it may changed from time to time). It is compulsory to have a Blocked Account beforehand so that you are not facing any financing problem while studying.