Technische Universität Berlin

Semesterticket

Important current information

For newly enrolled students at TU Berlin

Good news for newly enrolled students: Effectively immediately, you can once again request your student ID (campus card) including the Semesterticket (VBB ticket ABC) and upload a photo for your student ID when activating your IT account. Due to a cyberattack on the University's IT systems, this was previously not possible.

To avoid error messages or delays while printing your student ID card, please pay close attention to photo requirements in tuPORT. 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.

You will receive an email from us with further information once your student ID incl. the VBB ticket ABC is ready to bepicked up from the University.

Temporary Transportation Pass

If your student ID incl. the VBB ticket ABC is not ready for collection by 1 October 2021 (start of your ticket's validity), you have the option of a temporary transportation pass. Please print out the form for the temporary transportation pass (Vorläufige Fahrtberechtigung) in tuPORT.

In order for the form to be valid, you require an additional sticker. You must collect this sticker from the University. Due to the measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, please, arrange an appointment in advance. Don't forget to bring your printed temporary transportation pass on the day of your appointment.

Have you lost your student ID?

You are a student at the TU Berlin and have lost your current student ID? Please send us an e-mail with a photo and the following information: reason for your concern (loss/defect), first name, last name, date of birth, matriculation number, course of study and degree objective (e.g. Bachelor, etc.). Additionally, please provide your TU-Berlin mail address, as we can only reply to this mail address. If you do not have access to the TU-Berlin account, we ask you for an official proof of your person in order to match the data.

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.

You will receive an email from us with further information once your student ID incl. the VBB ticket ABC is ready to be picked up from the University. Then send us an email with a proof of payment of 16 euros that you have transferred to the University Cashier (Universitätskasse).

Is your student ID damaged or not working?

The same rules as above apply but you do not have to pay 16 euros to the University Cashier.

Please note: Students with a current student ID do not need the sticker for the temporary transportation pass. Your VBB ticket will be automatically updated after you pay the re-registration fee. You do not need to book a collection appointment.

You did not pick up your requested student ID in summer semester 2021?

You have enrolled at TU Berlin for the summer semester 2021 and have not yet collected your requested student ID? In this case, your student ID has been stored and you can pick it up by appointment. Please write us an email with the following information: first name, last name, date of birth, matriculation number, degree programme and prospected final degree (e.g. Bachelor, etc.). We will then check whether your student ID has been stored and you will receive further information by e-mail.

Picking up your Student ID and temporary transportation pass

Student IDs for newly enrolled students as well as the temporary transportation pass sticker can be collected at the following times by appointment:

  • Session 1: 22 September to 1 October 2021, each Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00;
  • Session 2: 4 October to 5 November 2021, each Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00

Pick-up location: TU Berlin, Main Building, coatroom opposite 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.

 

Semesterticket

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