Technische Universität Berlin


Urgent current notice

During the activation of your tuPORT account you can now apply again for your student ID (campus card) incl. semester ticket and upload a photo for your student ID.

To avoid error messages or delays while printing your student ID card, please pay attention to the specifications in tuPORT for the photo. The photo should have a neutral background. Therefore please use a photo that is also suitable for an identity card. If you do not have a recent photo, you can also use a selfie taken with your smartphone. Please make sure that your face is not covered by objects or similar.

As soon as you can pick up your student ID incl. VBB Ticket ABC you will receive an e-mail from us with further information.


There is also the option of "Temporary Transportation Pass".

Please print out the "Temporary Transportation Pass/Vorläufige Fahrtberechtigung" in your tuPORT account and book an appointment to pick up your VBB Ticket sticker. On the day of your appointment, please take your printed “Temporary Transportation Pass“ form with you.


The current pandemic situation confronts us with significant challenges. The safety of our students and staff is very important to us.

Therefore the collection will be by appointment at the following times:

  • Session 1: 22.09.-01.10.21, each Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00;
  • Session 2: 04.10.-05.11.21, each Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00 (In session 2 additionally you can pick up a sticker for vaccination certificate as well.)


Pick-up location: TU Berlin, main building, cloakroom next to the Audimax, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin.


You will receive an electronic admission ticket after registration and show it at the entrance.

Here you can find the link for making an appointment.


In summer semester 2019, TU Berlin introduced the new student ID (campus card) with a new type of Semesterticket.

The new plastic card has an integrated e-ticket, your Semesterticket or public transportation pass. The Semesterticket serves as your "fahrcard" - the personal subscription transportation pass of the VBB (the public transportation authority of Berlin-Brandenburg).

The old IDs are no longer valid as of 01.04.2019.

New students: After successfully enrolling, you can upload a photo to your TUB account (tuPORT) and initiate the creation of your student ID. If you have a German address, the ID will be sent to you by mail. The integrated Semesterticket will already be activated, but is only valid from the first day of the semester, not before.

If you re-register before the deadline, the ticket on the card is re-activated for the relevant semester. Should you wish to be exempted from the Semesterticket or terminate your enrollment, the ticket will be automatically deactivated from the relevant date.

In the event of loss, both the Semesterticket and ID will be automatically deactivated once a new ID has been requested and created.

Your public transportation pass is invalid once your enrollment has been terminated. It can no longer be activated with this student ID. If you take public transportation, you will be riding without a valid ticket. In case of a ticket inspection, you will have to pay a fine.

The ID's validity (e.g. for student discounts) can either be read via the QR code on the card or demonstrated by presenting your current enrollment certificate (we recommend the latter).

What is the Semesterticket?

The Semesterticket is your public transportation pass for Berlin (fare zones A, B, and C). It is valid for one semester after you have successfully enrolled or re-registered (check re-registration status in tuPORT).

Your student ID with integrated Semesterticket serves as your travel pass.

Exemption from the Semesterticket

An application for exemption from the Semesterticket fee can only be submitted online via tuPORT.

 The application via tuPORT is only valid for the following reasons:

  • Degree program (further educational master's program or PhD studies)
  • Holiday semester
  • Part time studies

In other special circumstances, you can submit an application for exemption from the Semesterticket fee to the Semesterticket Office directly. More information is available on the application for exemption.

Application deadline: The application for exemption has to be principally submitted until the deadline for re-registration. If you first enroll at TU Berlin, please submit this application in parallel to you enrollment.

Please only submit this form only once in a semester and not in the Office of Student Affairs and the Semesterticket Office in parallel.

Reimbursement after delayed enrollment

If your enrollment at TU Berlin was delayed, you may be entitled to a partial refund of your Semesterticket. Further information about a possible refund can be found in the payment app in tuPORT. Please note that only full months can be reimbursed.

You must request the reimbursement via tuPORT. Do NOT submit an application for exemption from the Semesterticket due to delayed enrollment.

Subsidizing the Semesterticket fee

You can apply to the General Students’ Committee (AStA) to receive a subsidy for the Semesterticket fee. You need to be able to demonstrate when doing so that payment of the fee would cause you considerable hardship.

Exmatriculation: Refund

Information about the refund can be found here.

Organization name Office of Student Affairs
Virtual office hoursMon and Thu 9-11

  • Marker  Campus Center
  • Marker  Semester Ticket Office