N26 Standard—your free student bank account

Saving money as a student? Sure, it’s possible—with N26 Standard! This N26 student bank account is 100% mobile and 100% free of charge. Start spending with your digital N26 Mastercard as soon as you set up your account, and enjoy smart features and perks curated for your busy life. Why wait? Open your student bank account from your smartphone in just 8 minutes today!

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Keep your finances in check with N26 Smart

  • Save money with up to 10 Spaces sub-accounts
  • Get insights into your spending habits with Statistics
  • Choose a debit Mastercard in one of 5 colors
  • Enjoy a number of perks from our partner brands

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Send and receive money instantly

Whether it’s making a last-minute rent payment or splitting the dinner bill —with N26, you can settle up in seconds! Send, receive, and request money from your N26 contacts instantly with MoneyBeam. Plus, use instant payments to transfer money in seconds—no matter which bank account you’re sending it to. And with your new student account, you can save yourself the post-meal hassle with Split the Bill and divvy up shared restaurant bills with just a few taps in your N26 app.

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Enjoy amazing perks

Only got spare change left? Thanks to N26 Perks, you don’t have to spare yourself the fun. Get exclusive discounts from top brands like FlixBus, Reebok, GetYourGuide, and more.

Keep your finances in check

Our Statistics feature categorizes your spending and helps you spot opportunities to save. Whether it’s “Food & Groceries” or “Shopping,” the N26 app gives you an overview of how much you’re actually spending on what each month.

100% digital and secure

N26 has a full European banking license. That means the funds in your student account are protected up to €100,000, so you can enjoy 100% secure, mobile banking!

No hidden costs

100% transparency, 0% hidden costs. Benefit from free ATM withdrawals all over Austria and free payments in any currency—all with our N26 student bank accounts!

N26 Smart—spend and save with confidence

Finally, a student bank account that’s just as mobile as you are. With N26 Smart, managing your finances is effortless and, well, smart! Save money for your unique goals with Spaces sub-accounts—our signature virtual piggy banks. To save even more, use Round-ups to automatically round up card payments to the nearest euro and transfer the difference to a designated Space.

Extra flexibility when you need it

Decided to go on a spontaneous weekend trip, need to buy a last minute birthday gift, or suddenly fly home to be with family? We get it—things can change fast sometimes when it comes to your money. Thankfully, if you need to readjust your budget for unexpected costs, N26 Installments gives you the flexibility to split a past purchase into installment loans to free up cash right away.

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Find your perfect student bank account

Ready to open your student bank account with N26? Compare our premium plans and sign up online in just 8 minutes—all you need is some WiFi, your ID, and your smartphone. No paperwork needed!


How do I open a student bank account?

Opening a student bank account with N26 is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Go to n26.com or download the N26 mobile app.
  2. Choose the type of bank account you want, and sign up online in 8 minutes. You’ll need to verify your identity with a valid ID.
  3. Top up your student bank account instantly, and start using your new N26 Mastercard with Apple Pay or Google Pay—even before it arrives in the mail!

What are the benefits of student bank accounts?

A student account comes with a number of benefits. With an N26 student bank account, you’ll have access to free features to save and budget the easy way. Our Statistics feature neatly categorizes your spending in categories such as “Food & Groceries” or “Shopping.” On top of that, you’ll enjoy free ATM withdrawals and get exclusive discounts at popular brands such as FlixBus, Reebok and GetYourGuide. Plus, an N26 student account is completely free of charge!

How much money do I need to open a student account?

The cost of a student bank account depends on the bank you choose. Some banks ask users to top up their balance immediately when opening their student bank accounts. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘minimum opening deposit.’ Other banks will charge you a monthly fee that’s automatically deducted from your account—so-called ‘maintenance fees’.

With a free N26 student account, you won’t have to worry about maintenance fees or minimum opening deposits. In fact, you can open an account directly in the N26 app in just 8 minutes—it’s fast, simple and 100% paperwork-free. And, N26 is a fully licensed, 100% mobile bank, meaning your money is protected up to €100,000 just like with traditional banks.

Can I open a student bank account without a parent?

Whether you can open a student bank account without your parents depends on the laws of the country you’re living in. In general, you’ll need a parent or guardian’s consent to open a bank account if you’re a minor. With N26, you can open a student bank account without a parent as soon as you’re 18 years old. Check the eligibility requirements here.

What is the best student bank account at N26?

It all depends on your situation. If you’re looking for a free student bank account, our online free account N26 Standard is the perfect choice. You’ll get a virtual N26 Mastercard to use with Apple Pay or Google Pay, a local IBAN to easily pay bills, and you can send, receive, and request money between other N26 friends for free with N26 MoneyBeam.

If you’re looking for a student bank account that’s packed with easy-to-use budgeting and savings features, look no further than N26 Smart. You’ll get a contactless N26 Mastercard in your choice of color, even more free ATM withdrawals, and N26 Perks discounts from brands you love. Plus, you can create up to 10 Spaces and Shared Spaces sub-accounts to put money aside to save and budget for different projects, goals, or expenses—by yourself, or together with up to 10 others. It’s the perfect all-rounder for only €4.90/month.

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