Semester ticket – hardship fund

Please note the current changes regarding the refund procedure, which we have summarised for you in
Overview of changes for students  

Students in Frankfurt am Main automatically pay a contribution for the AStA semester ticket with their semester fee. From summer semester 2024, this will be a digital Deutschlandticket. Further information on the semester ticket and its area of validity can be found on Goethe University AStA semesterticket

Students at Goethe University can apply for a refund of the AStA semester ticket fee from the Hardship Fund Office of the Studierendenwerk Frankfurt am Main if there are certain reasons. With the refund the authorisation to use the AStA semester ticket expires and the QR code becomes invalid.

Applications can only be submitted online. You can find an overview of all the reasons for reimbursement and the required evidence here►

Get to the application portal►

The hardship fund administration is led by the Studierendenwerk Frankfurt am Main on behalf of the Goethe University AStA. The hardship fund office will answer any questions you may have about the refund.

Telephone: 069/798-23088

Please note the deadline for submitting applications!

The statutes valid from summer semester 2024 onwards can be found here►
The statutes valid for winter semester 2023 / 2024 can be found here