Student information

Opening a Bank account

In Wageningen and its surrounding cities you will find several bank shops where you can go to apply for a Dutch bank account.

There are four main banks in the Netherlands, where international students tend to open a bank account: ABN AMRO, Bunq, ING and Rabobank. Unfortunately not all of them are in the English language.

The student accounts are offered under special conditions that fit the need of international students. It is recommended to check what is required by the specific bank in advance. In case of a proof of enrolment, you can download this yourself in Osiris.

Most banks ask for a monthly fee. The monthly fee is relatively low, from free up to around € 4.00 per month. For more information you can check the table that can serve as a guideline for opening an account at one of these four banks.

We advise all international students to bring cash and/or a credit card for the first weeks of studying.