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Our trusted partners are an integral part of our business, they are essential for us to provide our best service. Through them, we are able to offer an online and customized service for students and workers wishing to relocate to Germany.

Their services are offered according to your needs. We do the work of connecting all the different companies to make your experience seamless!

Check out who are our partners, what they do, and why they are so important for us.


Deutsche Gesellschaft internationaler Studierender (DEGIS)

DEGIS is the largest network for students living in Germany. Focusing on core values such as diversity, resilience, internationality and sustainability, DEGIS supports internationals to pave their path to success in Germany. As a part of DEGIS’ community, students are able to enjoy exclusive events, meet like-minded people, qualify for a scholarship and get top-notch career opportunities. DEGIS actively empowers its members to meet and connect, building a great network of international students in Germany.

Expatrio is a proud founding partner of DEGIS and takes the chairmanship in the board of trustees. 


Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) | Our public health insurance partner

Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) has been awarded the best German statutory (public) health insurance fund for the 17th time and the best health insurance for students by the renowned Focus-Money magazine. TK was also awarded, for seven years in a row, as the fairest German health insurance fund among 36 health insurers tested by the German Institute for Service Quality (Deutsches Institut für Service-Qualität). Moreover, for the fourth time, Techniker Krankenkasse has been rated by TÜV SÜD for its “Service Excellence”, as the company offers the best service culture and reliability, customer satisfaction, qualification and employee satisfaction.


DR-WALTER | Private Health Insurance partner

DR-WALTER is the leading expert in insuring private and business travel as well as stays abroad. For more than 60 years, DR-WALTER has been a reliable partner for students, language students, au pairs, expatriates, travelers and workers. The company has been short-listed among the top three contenders for a Global Youth Travel Award in the "Best Travel Safety Initiative" category. Moreover, in 2016 DR-WALTER has won the Star Insurance Provider Award for the fifth consecutive year and was also awarded the title of Insurance Super Star.


ottonova | Private Health Insurance partner

ottonova is a Private Health Insurance partner that you can choose as your health insurance provider as a student. Private Health Insurance in Germany is an alternative to Public Health Insurance and comes with many benefits such as coverage of visual aids, professional dental cleaning, free choice of doctors and access to private physicians, a double room in the hospital, as well as worldwide coverage.

ottonova offers you excellent health coverage at a very fair cost, with great digital services. So, the best awarded customer service is just a tap away from you via chat in the ottonova App. For the fifth time in a row the digital health insurance was named the insurer with the highest customer satisfaction.



Blocked Account partners explained

We combined the best providers to offer you the best experience!

When opening your Blocked Account you need to ensure it is compliant with the German Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz), so the Blocked Account has to be in your name and with a bank that is allowed to perform its banking services in Germany.

To make an international payment to your Blocked Account, you can either transfer the funds by yourself or use an international payment service provider. We have partnered with Cohort Go to offer you transfers in many local currencies with great exchange rates and no fees.

Last but not least, Expatrio relies on the banking license and technological infrastructure of AION Bank to enable a fast and scalable process of payment operations.

Cohort Go | Our educational payment service

Cohort Go is an international payment service provider headquartered in Australia. The company was founded to help international students to pay their tuition fees or education related payments. Cohort Go has already served more than 100,000 students from 180 countries in more than 60 different currencies. Cohort Go enables students to pay in their local currency and delivers funds at low foreign exchange rates and no fees. With Cohort Go as our educational payment partner, you are able to transfer money to your Blocked Account in a faster and cheaper way, compared to other alternatives - and the best is: it is fully integrated in the Expatrio User portal.


AION | Our banking partner

Aion Bank S.A. Branch Germany is located in Frankfurt, Germany. Aion is an online bank. As a so called Banking as a Service provider, Aion Bank provides the banking license and payment technology for Expatrio's Blocked Account and future banking products, enabling real-time reconciliation and handling of funds. As a renowned player in the European Banking space, Aion Bank works with Vodeno, a cloud-native banking system. Aion’s services include bank accounts, payments, currency transfer services, card issuance, investment solutions, and digital lending. Aion Bank has established several partnerships with large partners and other banks to administer the underlying banking infrastructure of your Blocked Account ensuring that it is safe and secure. For this, Aion of course also participates in the Deposit Guarantee Scheme safeguarding your deposits.

At Expatrio, we prioritise the safety and reliability of our financial services, and our partnership with Aion Bank exemplifies our commitment to providing you with a secure and compliant banking experience.


Blocked Account experience

When getting your Blocked Account, keep in mind that it is not only about opening it, but it is also a decision regarding your entire stay in Germany. With Expatrio you are in good hands, as we have perfected the interplay between the different providers, with the goal to offer you the best possible experience.

HousingAnywhere | Our accommodation partner

HousingAnywhere is the world's largest rental accommodation platform for young professionals and international students boasting over 50,000 active advertisements and over 30 million users in over 60 countries. More than 150 partner universities recommend their students to use the HousingAnywhere platform. The Rotterdam-based technology start-up employs 250 people.

As our partner all German listings from HousingAnywhere are integrated on our platform. Our customers are able to browse apartments, studios, and rooms anywhere in Germany, and can easily book the accommodation.


Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

The Berlin Partner for Business and Technology (Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie) provides business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin. With customized services and an excellent science and research network, their experts provide an outstanding range of programs to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in the city. As a public-private partnership, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology collaborates with the Berlin State Senate and over 280 companies. The organization is also responsible for promoting the German capital to the world.


Deutschlandstiftung Integration

Founded in 2008, the German Foundation for Integration (Deutschlandstiftung Integration) aims at leading to successful integration processes in Germany. The organization is focused in providing opportunities in education, training and entry into the job market for young people with a migrant background. Based in the belief that diversity enriches life as a community, the German Foundation for Integration acts to preserve social cohesion and ensure Germany's future viability. The organization’s projects and programs work on commitment and openness to diversity as well as on the creation of rules and conditions for the living in a diverse environment.



EWOR empowers individuals to start impact-driven businesses. They are a global school and platform for aspiring entrepreneurs with practical entrepreneurship courses, resources, and networking opportunities - supported and co-shaped by unicorn founders, professors, and global business people.


Junior Chamber International (JCI)

Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens aged between 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society and develops the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to make informed decisions and take action. The Junior Chamber International has more than 200,000 members, working on 5,000 local organizations and 100 national organizations, while sharing one mission: to be active citizens, solving local challenges.



Localyze is a software solution that facilitates international mobility and relocation. The company’s goal is to overcome borders and increase cultural understanding. The number of internationals coming to Germany is strongly increasing as more and more companies recruit internationally. Localyze believes that international mobility can be beneficial for all. Companies can combat shortage of skilled workforce, internationals have a chance to improve their economic situation and society can be positively impacted through increased diversity.


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