What is a Blocked Account?

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A blocked account is a bank account required by the German government as proof of financial means for students in Germany. The account is "restricted", meaning a specific amount of money is released monthly to the account owner. This money is released monthly to ensure students can sustain themselves in the country while focusing on their studies.

What is a blocked account? Who needs a blocked account? How to apply for your blocked account? Learn the basics and answer these questions with the video below!

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