With the semester fee everyone contributes to the success

In order for the Studierendenwerk to be able to fulfill its duties, the Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Act) allows an appropriate fee to be raised for this purpose. The amount of the contribution is set by the Studierendenwerk's Verwaltungsrat (administrative board) and is reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Science and Health of Rheinland-Pfalz.

The semester fee, which all students must pay upon enrollment and re-registration, consists of three parts: the AStA fee, the semester ticket, and the Studierendenwerk fee.

The Studierendenwerk fee and the semester ticket are solidarity contributions and cannot be refunded, regardless of whether the services are used personally. This is the only way to offer the services of the Studierendenwerk and the semester ticket at a very reasonable price.

Only students with a severe disability, who are allowed to use public transport free of charge anyway, can have their semester ticket reimbursed.

Click here to apply for reimbursement of the semester ticket

Semester ticket (PDF)

The VRN Semester Ticket plus Westpfalz (Western Palatinate)

The semester ticket is a solidarity ticket for all students of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern (except students at the location Zweibrücken and distance learning students).

With the VRN Semester-Ticket plus Westpfalz you can travel for free on the following routes:

  • in the entire VRN region, including Western Palatinate, on all days during the period of validity in all means of transport that can be used with VRN tickets, such as buses and streetcars as well as approved local trains (DB: RE, RB, S-Bahn in 2nd car class)
  • outside the VRN region, the local trains of DB Regio AG on the railway line between Bruchmühlbach-Miesau and Saarbrücken Hbf are also included in the validity area.


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