Payment options

You may pay the fees for your uni-assist application either by bank transfer or by credit card. On this page, you will find out how it works.

Payment deadline

The deadline is the same as for your application. This is why it is important to enquire about application deadlines with the universities.

3D Secure Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)

If using a 3D Secure credit card, you can make your payments easily with your My assist account. Both Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Payments with 3D Secure offer increased security for credit card transactions. In order to use this system, you need to be already signed up for the 3D Secure system. For further information, please contact your bank.


Sometimes, payments with credit cards from certain countries may not be accepted by the bank for security reasons. Also, transfers to us may be rejected. Ask your bank about international transactions.

You will find further information on the website of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Bank transfer

You have the following options:

Sofortüberweisung (pay now)

If using Pay now, you may make your payment using your My assist account.

From there, we will redirect you to the Pay now site. You can then pay using your online banking data and a TAN.

You can currently use the Pay now option with a bank account from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

Bank transfer

Using a bank transfer, you may transfer the handling fees via your bank – including by online banking. Make sure to plan enough time for your payment to arrive. Keep in mind that bank holidays may delay your payment.

Please note

Once we have received your bank transfer, your handling fees will show as credit balance in your My assist account. You can then hand in your application. To do so, click on „selection list“ (box symbol) and then on „Proceed to checkout.“

Please use the following bank details for bank transfers to uni-assist:

Recipient uni-assist e.V.
IBAN DE62 1002 0890 0019 0552 72
Bank HypoVereinsbank
Filling in your transfer order:

Include the following information in the payment details:

  • Your uni-assist applicant number,
  • Your family name,
  • Your given name,
  • Your date of birth (,
  • The semester in which your course starts.

Please fill in your transfer order legibly and without omissions.


This is what the payment details could look like on your transfer order:

1234567, Mustermann, Max, 01.01.1991, WiSe21

Not enough room in the payment details?

Please select an unambiguous combination, ideally applicant number + family name + first name or applicant number + date of birth

For payments from non-EU states to Germany, some banks require the address of the German receiving bank:

HypoVereinsbank Filiale


Leibnizstrasse 100

10625 Berlin

For payments within the European Union, the SEPA procedure applies. Transfers are possible only using IBAN and BIC. Transfers made using only account number and bank number are no longer valid.

Two important notes:

  • We need to receive your complete payment and your online application before the end of the application deadline.

  • Once we have received your bank transfer, you still need to submit your online application yourself. We are unable to process your application before you have done so.

This is why we recommend payments to be made as early as possible!

Some banks charge additional fees for international transfers to Germany. This is true especially for transfers in a currency other than Euros. You are responsible for paying these fees. Your bank can give you information on any additional transfer fees.

Please note: Please tell your bank that you want to use the OUR transfer to pay your handling fees. This ensures that the full amount of the transfer is paid by you.

Alternative: Bank transfers from a German bank account generally do not incur additional fees. You may ask friends or relatives with a German bank account to do the transfer for you.

Another person can pay the handling fees for you. Separate transfers must be made for each individual applicant. This helps us avoid problems linking payments to applicants.

When applying to multiple universities, please transfer the total amount in a single payment. This speeds up the process of linking the payment to you and you save money on additional transfers.

Have you already paid your handling fee?

Fantastic! Only one more step to go!

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