Semester ticket – hardship fund

Students in Frankfurt am Main automatically pay a certain fee for the semester ticket within their semester contribution. With this ticket almost all kinds of public transportation can be used within the Rhine-Main transportation association (RMV). ICE, IC, and EC trains are excluded.

If certain circumstances occur, Goethe University students can apply for refund at the hardship fund of the Studierendenwerk Frankfurt am Main. The entitlement to use the AStA semester ticket expires with the refund.

From now on you can apply for a refund for the summer term 2022 only on the grounds of "health problems" and "§ 24 AufenthG" . The respective application has to be submitted by November 7th, 2022.

Applications for the winter term 2022/23 have to be submitted by November 7th, 2022.

Applications can only be submitted via the portal.

Click here to go to the application portal►

When using mail addresses of Goethe-Uni and t-online there are currently problems with the delivery of the verification mail. We recommend using other mail providers for the application on the platform!

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

Office hours
Telephone: 069 798 23088


Please note the limitation period for the application!

You can find more information about the Semester Ticket and the area of validity on the website of the AStA of Goethe University►

You can find the currently valid statutes here►