Semester Ticket Office

9€ – Ticket (updated 29.07.22)

Dear students,

after intensive cooperation with the central departments of the university and AStA, we will start the refund of the cost difference between the 9-Euro-Ticket and the share for the semester ticket already paid by you for the summer semester 2022 in the coming weeks. The amount of € 84.40 will be refunded to the bank account from which the transfer for the re-registration for the summer semester 2022 was made.

This means you do not have to submit an application!

Exception: You did not transfer the semester fee from an EU bank account or paid the semester fee in another way than the usual bank transfer. In these cases, you will first be notified by us via email and will then need to submit a separate refund request.

It will take some time to transfer the money back to all students, so we ask for your patience.

You will receive your money back in any case, even if you do not wish to re-register for the upcoming winter semester or exmatriculate for other reasons.

Have a restful lecture-free time and a good start into the winter semester 2022/23, for which you can already re-register now!!!

With kind regards

Study-office Team of Frankfurt UAS

All students can use the semester ticket SoSe 22 (Study-Chip) automatically from 01.06.22 – 31.08.22 Germany-wide public transport.

You do not have to buy a 9€ – Ticket !

The ticket is valid for the local transport in the whole of Germany in the 2nd class. With the 9€ – Ticket you can use all subways, suburban trains, trams, and buses. It is also valid on local rail services (Regionalbahn, Regionalexpress), but not on long-distance services operated by Deutsche Bahn (e.g. InterCity, ICE, EC) or other rail / long-distance bus operators (e.g. FlixTrain / FlixBus).

How the difference in cost between the 9€ – Ticket and the semester ticket will be refunded is still unclear. Also the exact date cannot yet be named. We are currently working out a refund procedure together with the student office.

As soon as we can say more, this will be published here and on social media!

More information on the RMV-Homepage:
https://www.rmv.de/c/de/informationen-zum-rmv/der-rmv/rmv-aktuell/9-euro-ticket

Refund Period

++++++The refund for the Summer semester 2022 must be submitted by 09.05.2022 at the latest.++++++

The refund for the Winter semester 2021/22 must be submitted by 15.11.2021 at the latest.

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
  • In the summer semester, the semester ticket is valid from April 1

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

Contact

AStA Frankfurt UAS
Kleiststraße 5
60318 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 1533-3262
  semtic@asta-fra-uas.de

Opening Hours
Monday Geschlossen
Tuesday Geschlossen
Wednesday Geschlossen
Thursday 12:30 – 14:00
Friday Geschlossen
Saturday Geschlossen
Sunday Geschlossen

” 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).
https://www.frankfurt-university.de/de/studium/studienorganisation/semesterbeitrage/

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
z.HD. Semesterticketbüro
Kleiststraße 5
60318 Frankfurt am Main

8.Documents – Application for reimbursement of public transportatopn

AStA Semester Ticket Refund Request EN

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant.                 (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip
  • Certification for the semester abroad of the Frankfurt UAS.

Attention: The stay abroad must overlap at least three months with the semester you apply for!

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant.                     (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip
  • Certificate of the Frankfurt UAS for the semester abroad that proves your stay abroad for at least 3 months in one semester.

Attention: The internship must overlap at least three months with the semester you apply for!

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant.                     (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip
  • Severely handicapped pass and copy of the current token

(Severe disability with entitlement to free transport according to SGB IX)

Thesis with residence, as well as actual stay outside the RMV-covered area.

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip
  • Copy of your ID for proof of residence
  • Written confirmation that the actual stay is based outside the RMV-covered area
  • Copy of your thesis registration or confirmation that the requirements for registering for the final examination have been met.

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant.                     (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip
  • Leave of absence certificate of the Frankfurt UAS

Double matriculation at two universities with RMV semester tickets.

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant
  •  (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip (Frankfurt UAS)
  • Validated student ID of the other university (copy)

Note: The cheaper semester ticket will be refunded. The refund can therefore only be applied for at the university with the cheaper semester ticket.

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant.                     (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip
  • Current certificate of enrolment
  • Online study program (Must be defined as an online study program. Example: Mechanical Engineering Online, Industrial Engineering Online

You need to provide the following documents in their original form: :

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant. (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study-Chip
  • Landesticket-Hessen (Copy)
  • Sample Landesticket Hessen

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant.                     (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip
  • Medical certificate proving that the use of public transport was not possible for at least 3 months of the respective semester.

You can get refund of public transportation fees.

You need to provide the following documents in their original form:

  • Application form – filled in and signed by the applicant.                     (Download DE|EN)
  • Validated Study Chip
  • Maybe there will be more requisite evidence. First of all – hand in application form

We will stay in contact by e-mail!