7. SEPA Direct Debit system
Pursuant to the SEPA Regulation of the European Parliament, the new SEPA core direct debit system has been in place since 27 November 2013. This system does not require your separate bank account number and sorting code anymore, but your IBAN and BIC instead. Consequently, you must enter your IBAN and BIC when signing up in the ahs online booking system and you must state a valid email address.
BIC (= Business Identifier Code) represents the bank sorting code. IBAN (= International Bank Account Number) is your personal account number.
After you have registered online, the booking confirmation and the SEPA direct debit mandate, indicating the mandate reference and JLU Giessen creditor ID, will be automatically sent to the email address you have provided.
From 1st May 2017, amounts will be debited once a week (usually at the beginning of the week, i.e. on a Monday). If the Monday is a public holiday, the amounts due will be debited on the following working day.
Your binding booking and your acceptance of the ahs terms and conditions of registration and participation (FAQs) confirm acceptance of the new SEPA direct debit system.