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Money Matters

In order to assist you with opening a Dutch bank account, Tilburg University has made an agreement with ABN AMRO bank, which is one of the most popular banks in the Netherlands and is conveniently located in Tilburg.

ABN AMRO Student Package

International students can open an ABN AMRO Student Package, that includes:

  • A Dutch bank account, debit card and access to Internet Banking and Mobile Banking
  • A debit card that can be used in every store in the Netherlands and also on the University campus
  • A card reader (E.dentifier)
  • Monthly account charges for this International Student Account are approximately € 1.55

*Unfortunately it is not possible for International Students to apply for a Credit Card.

Do I need to open a Dutch bank account?

  • First, check if you have a bank account in a country that is a member of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) country in our overview of SEPA countries. If you have a bank account in a country that is a member of SEPA, it is not strictly necessary to open a Dutch bank account. You are advised to contact your own bank for more information.
  • If you have been awarded a Scholarship, which includes receiving payments from Tilburg University, it is particularly important to open a Dutch bank account. This is the only way we can transfer the Scholarship to you.

How to open a student account at ABN AMRO Bank?

  • From Monday August 24, 2020, it will be possible to open a bank account online at ABN AMRO bank for all international students with a residence address in the Netherlands.

 Start your online application

Important information

After your online application your identity has to be verified for safety purposes. To do this, you have to make an appointment with AMP group who will visit you to review your identification and scan the required documents. Please make sure you will be present at the appointed date/time and location to finalize your application successfully. 

Please make sure you have the required documents ready during your appointment with AMP group: 

  1. Your (valid!) passport or identity card (no hard copy and no driver’s license).
  2. Proof of enrollment at University: 
  3. An official document showing:
    • Your BSN Number (Dutch Social Security Number) )- This number will be allocated once you have visited the local town hall 
      OR
    • Your Tax Identification Number (TIN) – if you are from a country that uses a TIN. Read more information about the TIN number on OECD's website

      NOTE: Only when you are NOT from a country that uses a TIN you have to make a copy of your (valid!) passport or identity card with your place of birth included.

If you do not yet have a BSN Number at the moment you open a bank account, you will need to provide your BSN number to ABN AMRO bank within 6 weeks after your application. This is relevant for all students, also if you submitted your TIN number instead of BSN at the time of application. 

 If you have any questions regarding the online application process or the required documents, you can send an email to ABN AMRO Tilburg: tilburg.university@nl.abnAMRO.com

Procedure for minor students (under 18 years)
Contact details ABN AMRO bank Tilburg

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