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University Card / Mensacard

Compatibility everywhere

The cards – the student identity card or MensaCard – can be used at all facilities of the Studierendenwerk Frankfurt am Main. For example, a student of RhineMain University can enjoy some coffee on Bockenheim Westend after a meeting.

Recharging the card

Before using the card – or when your credit is exhausted – you must recharge the chip card or MensaCard at the charging machine.

1.      Insert chip card/ MensaCard

2.      Choose recharge value (min. 10 euros, max. 50 euros)

3.      Insert bank card and follow instructions on display

4.      Remove receipt and chip card/ MensaCard

The desired value will be booked from your bank account and transferred to your chip card.


The MensaCard is a cash-free payment method, which can be received at the essWERK canteen cashier of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
Here you can find all the information about MensaCard.

Damaged MensaCard

For this matter, please contact our canteen managers on-site. They will try to help you directly. If the canteen is closed, please contact hochschulcard(at)

Lost MensaCard/ data protection

The MensaCard is a rechargeable chip card, on which the credit value and card number are accessible. No personal data can be accessed. Due to this, the remaining balance of the MensaCard cannot be repaid in case of loss!

Please treat the MensaCard like cash, because anybody who finds the card is able to use it for oneself.