Semester Ticket Office
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Reimbursement of RMV Semester Ticket Fee
The application for reimbursement of public transportation fees for summer semester 23 must be submitted no later than 05/09/2023 (refund deadline) with the required evidence and the study chip.
The application for reimbursement of public transportation fees for the winter semester 22/23 was possible at the latest by 14.11.2022 (refund deadline) with the required proofs and the Study-Chip.
More information about the refund , Study-Chip submission, Study-Chip pick-up can be found below.
What is the semester ticket?
The semester ticket is printed on the study chip and is paid automatically with the semester fees when enrolling or re-registering. It allows you to use all regional trains, S-Bahn (suburban railway), underground, trams, and buses in the entire area of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV).
When is the ticket valid?
- In the winter semester, the semester ticket is valid from October 1 + one month in advance
- In the summer semester, the semester ticket is valid from April 1 + one month in advance
The AStA semester ticket is valid for the entire semester and even one month prior to the beginning of the semester, i.e. in the summer semester from March 1 to September 30 at the earliest and in the winter semester from September 1 to March 31 at the earliest. The validity period therefore always extends over seven months. The AStA semester ticket can therefore also be used to look for accommodation or to attend preliminary courses before the official class start.
The ticket is printed on the study chip.
You pay for it at the beginning of the semester with your registration.
What is the purpose of the semester ticket?
“In an effort to meet the social and economic needs of students, and to ensure that students are mobile by environmentally friendly means of transport, RMV and AStA have concluded the following agreement: […]”.
is stated in the preamble to the agreement between AStA and RMV. The AStA, through the choice of students and its position as a public corporation, has the possibility of concluding a contract of this kind, which brings considerable financial benefits to students. It can only be so cheap because all the students automatically buy the ticket. True to the motto: “One for all – all for one!” Since the ticket is used by students with varying degrees of intensity, they all pay more or less the average price. Even for those who use the ticket only rarely, there is a cost advantage over buying single tickets, even if the use is low. In addition, the ticket is subsidized by compensation payments for trainee transport, making the amount payable even lower.
The validity of the semester ticket
The semester ticket is valid for an entire semester. Any number of trips are permitted within the printed validity period. The ticket can already be used one month prior to the start of the semester. This means that you can use the ticket for travel for a total of seven months.
Where can I travel with the semester ticket?
The semester ticket is valid on regional trains, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, trams, and buses throughout the RMV area, as well as in the transition areas of the VRN and NVV. You can use it not only in Frankfurt, but you can ride within almost all of Hesse as often as you like.
The following map shows the area of validity with the most important railway stations. All border stations are also shown. The validity ends at these points and a connecting ticket must be purchased. Just click on the map and download the complete map in PDF form.
Valid area of Transport
Where to find us?
Building 5, 1st floor
AStA Frankfurt UAS
60318 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 1533-3262
|Thursday||14:30 – 16:00|
|Friday||12:30 – 14:00|
” Changes in opening hours can occur at any time. Please check the daily schedule before your planned visit to our office.”
The refund is possible in the following cases.
The refund of the contribution to the RMV-Semesterticket of the semester fees is possible in some cases. Below you will find a list of the reasons for reimbursement. Under each item you can see which proofs have to be submitted in addition to the application in due time. The refund application for the summer semester must be submitted no later than 09.05.2022 with the required evidence and the study chip.
The amount of the contribution to the RMV-Semester Ticket can be found on the homepage of Frankfurt University (Link).
1.Note – Important:
As a result of a refund, public transport can no longer be used for the semester of application. Apart from this, the Study-Chip retains all other functions (library, credit, etc.).
2.Note – Study-Chip Submission:
Due to the current situation, AStA will handle the validation/upgrading of the Study-Chips as part of the refund procedure. The Study-Chip can be handed in during the opening hours of the AStA-Service-Point and AStA-Semester Ticket Office. Alternatively, documents/study chip can be sent by mail or dropped off/posted for us at the Frankfurt UAS mailroom (Building 2).
3.Note – Study-Chip pick-up:
Personal pick-up is only possible via the AStA Semester Ticket Office (opening hours AStA Semester Ticket Office). Alternatively, we will return the student ID cards by mail as a normal letter upon request (e-mail).
4.Note – Social or financial emergency situation:
If you are in a social or financial emergency situation and none of the reasons for reimbursement listed below apply to you, you have the possibility to apply for a hardship case at the hardship case committee of the student parliament at any time. Information on this can be found at: https://asta-fra-uas.de/haertefall/
5.Note – Exmatriculation:
A refund of the semester ticket due to exmatriculation or withdrawal from studies is not possible at the AStA-Semesterticketbüro. A refund of the semester fee already paid is possible until the start of lectures – contact the student office of Frankfurt UAS. Please submit the application for refund or de-registration to the Office of Student Affairs.
6.Note – Outdated Documents:
Due to outdated refund applications in circulation, we would like to point out that the documents and refund applications from our home page should be used to keep up to date with the latest changes and notices. The latest refund information and FAQ are located on the following pages of the PDF refund application:
7.Note – Submit Documents/Study Chip:
All documents, supporting documentation, and refund requests can be submitted via email (ONLY PDF files will be accepted via email). The Study-Chip can be handed in for validation during the opening hours of all AStA departments (Service-Point; Semesterticketbüro; Shop; etc.). If the study chip is handed in during the opening hours of the semester ticket office, the study chip can usually be validated directly and taken back. All documents as well as the Study-Chip can be sent by mail to the following address:
AStA Frankfurt UAS
60318 Frankfurt am Main