Standard Bank Student Account

Standard Bank Student Account

Match your dreams and ambition with an account that can back you from 16 to 24 years old.


  • Top up – buy data or airtime by dialling *130*2345# or using the mobile banking app
  • Free subscription to Varsity Vibe – a student discount app which gives you instant access to exclusive student deals
  • A 50% discount on your subscription to Siyavula – an online maths and science practice platform for high school learners
  • Link your card to the SnapScan or Masterpass  apps to pay by phone
  • Unlimited free swipes at till points
  • 10 free electronic debit transactions a month
  • Cash withdrawals up to a value of R1350 at our ATMs
  • 2 free cash deposits at our ATMs
  • Free balance enquiries on your phone
  • 50% off your TravelWallet card activation, loading and reloading
  • Notifications on transactions via MyUpdates
  • Get 250MB or R25 airtime for free every month from Standard Bank Mobile *
  • Secure Chip and PIN enabled card
  • Global Mastercard or Visa acceptance and ATM network
  • Access to Mastercard or Visa offers  and their  24/7 emergency services contact centres*
  • Link your card to the SnapScan or Masterpass  apps to pay by phone and shop securely online
  • Automatic lost card protection
  • Activate or disable till point, ATM and online card functionality using our App
  • Access to a secure wallet facility to load funds for contactless transactions
  • R 9.99 monthly fee
  • R 26 if you use more than your bundled transactions
  • Pay as you transact rates apply once you’ve used your bundled services for the month.

Bring the following documents into a branch to open your account

What you’ll need

  • Your South African ID* (or residence permit if not an SA citizen)
  • Copy of your registration at a recognised institution
  • Proof of residence not older than 3 months
  • If you’re studying part-time, you must earn less than R 3 000 a month