Amount for the block account deposit has been raised by German authorities. From 1st September 2019 (date of submission of the application) all applicants must provide the total sum of 10,236 Euro in their block account (853 Euro per month).
German authorities told, they have increased the BaföG rate – the national standard that defines the absolute minimum of expenses that a student needs to cover for a comfortable living. This change is justified by the continuous growth of costs related to accommodation, electricity, food, etc.
This news is of significant importance to international students who want to study in Germany since the required blocked amount for a student visa application is entirely dependent on the BaföG rate. This means that as of the 1st of September, international students will be required to block € 853,00 for one month of their stay in Germany instead of the current amount of €720,00.
But it is always essential to clarify the prevalent requirements with the local authority first – before requesting any changes in the blocked amount.