Application for dispensation from the Semesterticket contribution

For your application, you will need the following forms:

End of your studies
  • If you leave university, you will be recompensated with one sixth of the price for each full month in which you will not use the ticket. The Office of Student Affairs deals with these cases. The amount refunded depends on the point in time when you return your student ID.
As a rule, all students of the TU Berlin are required to pay for the Semesterticket. However, in some cases students are automatically exempt:
  • Students who are not registered with the TU, or are not part of the organised student body (i.e. students who are registered with an other university, and study only a minor subject at the TU, the so-called 'Nebenhörer', and students not registered at any university, the 'Gasthörer')
  • Students registered with another university in Berlin or Brandenburg, and who pay their fees there (double registration)
The Registrar's Office will take care of these cases, you do not have to apply yourself.
  • Severely disabled students entitled to free transport
The Registrar's Office does not deal with these cases automatically! Please hand in proof of disability as a color copy. Then, there are certain reasons that justify a dispensation for one or more semesters. Cases are decided according to the Semesterticket statues. Fill out the application for dispensation, and hand it in in the Semesterticket Office, together with the necessary confirmation letters. Valid reasons include:
  • Students who are ill or disabled, and therefore cannot use public transport medical certificate required!
  • Students absent from the public transport area Berlin (A, B, C) for study reasons for at least four consecutive months (for example if you spend a semester abroad)
  • Students in a supplementary course, part-time students, further education courses, further Masters courses, PhD students, and other courses List of courses entitling students for dispensation (PDF, in German)
  • Leave of Absence
    Note that will not get a refund for the month that has already started if you apply after the semester has started!
  • Beginning your studies after the semester has already started
    Students that register more than a full month after courses have started are refunded for each respective month with one sixth of the Semesterticket contribution. You will need to apply for this in the Semesterticket Office.
Please note: If you are exempt from the contribution, you will not receive a Semesterticket. Your student ID will not show the mark 'VBB Semesterticket' and cannot be used for public transport. If you apply after the end of re-registration, you will have to pay the Semesterticket contribution first, and then you will get a refund if your application has been granted.