There are several major banks within Germany. They all offer a special bank account for students. You don’t have to pay fees for these accounts. They differ slightly in their conditions and offers.
Postbank offers a students' account without fees until the age of 22 (Postbank Giro start direkt).
Berliner Volksbank offers a Junges Konto without fees for students up to the age of 30. You can fill in an online application form, print it and take it to a branch office together with your ID.
Deutsche Bank offers a Junges Konto without fees for students up to the age of 30.
Commerzbank offers a Start-Konto without fees for students up to the age of 30.
HypoVereinsbank offers a Girokonto Start without fees for students up to their 26th birthday.
Berliner Sparkasse offers a Startkonto without fees for students up to the age of 24. For opening an account you have to go to a branch office.
DKB and ING DiBa offer online bank accounts without fees, however, they want to see your income statement first.
Tip of a student (not checked by us): N26 is an online platform where you can open a bank account before coming to Berlin/ registering at the Bürgeramt. It has a well done English version as well.
There might be more offers from different banks, please make sure that you check the websites for the up-to-date details.