Education Loan for Studying in Germany 2024 | GyanDhan | GyanDhan

Germany has become an increasingly popular study destination for international students, with over 349,438 international students enrolled in the country's universities in the academic year 2021/2022, including a significant number from India. Germany boasts over 40 universities ranked in the QS World University Rankings 2023, reflecting the country's commitment to academic excellence. One of the most appealing aspects of studying in Germany is that public universities offer education with no tuition fees, making it an attractive choice for students seeking affordable higher education. Additionally, the quality of education is outstanding, with renowned professors and state-of-the-art facilities that create an enriching learning experience.


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In Germany, student housing is not provided by college instead it is provided by studentenwerk(Student union) or private housing, expenditure for which is dealt by the student. This amount is not transferred to university instead they have to be stored in a blocked account. For this scenario the SBI agent at my nearest branch is saying that since the amount is not transferrable directly to the university, hence it is not applicable for loan. In germany only semester fee is transferrable to university which is quite minimal but the main cost incurred is for food, accommodation, utilities etc. which are not handled at the university end and student has to look out for these on their own. Is there any way a student can apply for SBI or any other bank’s education loan (any amount but without collateral) for this scenario where amount is provided to the student(or directly transferred to the blocked account) and not to the college.

Hi @Hemant01

Yes, you can apply for a loan for the blocked account. However, if you wish to apply from a public bank like SBI, collateral is mandatory on loan amounts above INR 7.5 lakhs. You can apply for an unsecured loan (loan without collateral) from a private bank or an NBFC.
There are many lenders that provide funds as student loans for the blocked account, one of which is SBI. Though, some branch managers are either unaware or hesitate to process such a request.

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