Request for reimbursement of the mobility fee

The semester fee payable each semester also includes the mobility fee, which is used to pay for the semester ticket. There are various reasons that entitle you to apply for a refund of the mobility fee. The following is a list of possible reasons for reimbursement. Click on the corresponding buttons to find out what you need to do for the refund. The refund of the amount due to the 9-euro ticket must be made at the Student Secretariat, which provides a separate form.


In case of a vacation semester or a study-related absence, it is only possible to have the semester ticket refunded for a complete semester. In case of a refund in general, the ticket remains deactivated until the end of the semester! If you miss the application deadline for your case, you only have the possibility to apply for social hardship at the social committee.

Non-utilization of the semester ticket

If you do not use your semester ticket because you have other means of transportation such as a car or a bicycle, the mobility fee cannot be reimbursed.
The semester ticket is a solidary financed ticket for which all regular students pay the same contribution. The semester ticket is available to all regular students and is only so much cheaper than conventional public transport tickets because of the solidarity financing – currently the prices differ by a factor of ten.
According to § 53 para. 2 no. 5 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act, the student body is responsible, among other things, for looking after the economic and social interests of its members – i.e. all students. On this basis, the student body has concluded a contract on the AVV and NRW semester ticket with Aachener Verkehrsverbund GmbH (AVV), Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG (ASEAG) and DB-Regio NRW.
This contract results in the obligation to pay the mobility fee: According to § 1 para. 10 of the AVV Semester Ticket Contract: “Non-utilization of the transportation service does not constitute a claim for reimbursement of transportation fees.”


Reimbursement of the mobility contribution will be made according to the social regulations of the student body of RWTH Aachen. If you have any questions regarding the refund, please feel free to send an email to