Offer for students

Open an account and take advantage of our unique benefits depending on your field of study1

Earn $300 cashback*

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Fields of study: CEGEP, university and specialized training

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Offer for 18 to 24 year olds

Get a bank account with no fixed monthly fees

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Offer for newcomers

Up to 3 years with no fixed monthly fees 4

Discover our offer for newcomers

Have you graduated or almost there?

We’re by your side, even after you finish your studies. Choose the offer that best fits your future industry to see what we can do for you as you begin your career. 

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Get more benefits with National Bank

As a student, choosing National Bank means choosing a bank that will always be there for you. In addition to offering a free bank account, credit cards and lines of credit adapted to your needs, we also make sure to offer you personalized services on a daily basis.

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A simple digital experience

Want to manage your accounts whenever and wherever you want? Good thing you can manage them at your fingertips with the National Bank mobile app!

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Our dedicated team

National Bank’s team of expert advisors are here to offer you financial solutions throughout every stage of life.

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Advantages of the offer

As a student, you could benefit from a number of advantages at National Bank. With our offer for students, you get personalized solutions that help you save money and make your daily life easier.

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Did you know that by claiming our offer for students, you can transfer your student line of credit to National Bank up to 6 months after you finish your studies, all while  benefiting from advantages3?

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Little details that matter

Promotion period 

From July 1, 2022, to October 31, 2022  

Cashback offered 

$300 cashback for your first National Bank chequing account.  

Offer conditions

The new account must be opened during the promotion period. Only one account is eligible. 

You must sign up for one of the following banking offers or packages:

  • Offer for professionals 

  • Offer for students 

  • Offer for newcomers 

  • The Connected® banking package 

  • The Total® banking package

Within 60 days of opening your new account, you must perform the following two actions: 

  • Carry out one bill payment of $50 or more from your online bank or National Bank app. 

  • Set up a recurring automated direct deposit (salary or monthly pension).  

Cashback payment

The $300 cashback will be deposited within 120 days of the account being opened.   

Other conditions:

You must have reached the age of majority when you open your chequing account. 

You cannot have benefitted from a cashback offer on a chequing account since November 1, 2018. 

The promotion may not be combined with any other offer, promotion or benefit applicable to National Bank chequing accounts and banking packages and cannot be applied retroactively.  

You are not employed by National Bank or one of its subsidiaries. 

The promotion may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice.   

® NATIONAL BANK, the NATIONAL BANK logo, THE CONNECTED and THE TOTAL are registered trademarks of National Bank of Canada.

  1. Bank account with chequing privileges. Some services such as statements by mail are not included. Included services and fees for non-related services are listed in our Fee guide, available in branch or at
  2. Subject to credit approval by National Bank of Canada. Certain conditions apply.
  3. Subject to credit approval by National Bank. Certain conditions apply. An endorser (guarantor) meeting National Bank's criteria may be required. Annual amount is allocated based on personal budgetary needs.
    Savings are calculated as follows: No monthly fee for transactions included in The TotalTM package (annual savings of $192), plus an annual 2.00% rate discount for the Student line of credit (annual savings of $600). These savings represent the difference between what a client with the offer and a client without it would pay. Some conditions apply. Potential savings may not reflect the actual net savings that you will receive; this amount will vary based on your financial situation.

  4. Year 1: No fixed monthly fee. Years 2 and 3: No fixed monthly fee if you sign up for all the required products and services, complete all required transactions each month and keep the product in our offer for newcomers. Some fees for transactions not included in the offer for newcomers may apply. For more information, see our offer for newcomers page.
  5. Subject to credit approval by National Bank. Transfer is possible during and after graduation. To maintain student benefits, the transfer of the line of credit to National Bank must be made no later than 6 months after graduation. You must provide proof of attendance from your Canadian post-secondary institution (last available proof if transferring at graduation) and your most recent transcript showing completion. The usual terms and conditions of the student line of credit also apply to the transfer, with the necessary adaptations.

    TM THE TOTAL are trademarks of National Bank of Canada.
    ® Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Inc. Authorized user: National Bank of Canada.  TM Apple Pay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Inc. is not a sponsor or participant of National Bank Mobile Banking Solutions.  TM Google Pay and the Google Pay Logo are trademarks of Google LLC. The use of this trademark is subject to Google Inc.’s authorization policy.
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