As part of the university elections, which take place in January of each year, the students decide in the form of ballots whether so-called semester tickets will be introduced for the coming semesters. In the last election in 2022, the students voted in favor of the introduction/continuation of a rail and cultural semester ticket. The bus semester ticket was later introduced by the student parliament.
We have compiled the most important information on these three solidarity tickets on the following pages:
You can find the exact list of all conditions in the current information flyer (unfortunately we can only offer this in german). The supplementary sheet is also available in printed form, for example for your wallet. You can pick it up at the AStA building (Goßlerstraße 16a) or at the glass box in the Central Lecture Hall Building between lecture halls 010 and 011, as well as at the Student Affairs Office at Wilhelmsplatz.
Semesterticket upgrade to the Deutschlandticket
From 1 May 2023, students will have the opportunity to use the Deutschlandticket at a surcharge. This ticket allows 2nd class travel on all local buses and trains throughout Germany. Students can use the Deutschland-Ticket by paying the difference between the monthly semester ticket fee and the amount of the Detuschlandticket. The difference to be paid is 25.11 euros/month. You can register and apply for the Deutschlandticket online at www.vsninfo.de/de/fahrkarten/deutschlandticket. Unfortunately there is no english version available. The semester ticket upgrade can only be used in conjunction with a valid semester ticket. You can find simple instructions here. Attention: You have to use your student-mail-address!
How to extend your semester tickets
In order to extend the validity of your semester tickets for the next semester, you must have your Student ID Card, also known as Chip Card, reprinted after you have re-registered (i.e. transferred the semester fee for the following semester). Reprinting can be done via one of the printers provided for this purpose, which writes the new end date of the validity of your semester tickets on the Student ID Card. You need to bring your existing Student ID Card, as the printer does not print a new one. Here is the current information regarding the printers’ availability:
For the validation of the chip card (student ID) the printer for renewing cards in the ZHG is available The printers to renew cards in the UMG and Physics libraries as well as at Wilhelmsplatz 4 are also available again.
If you encounter any problems, you can contact the university’s Infoline, available Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.:
+49 551 39-113