Refund of additional ticket regarding 9€-ticket

Recently, there were many questions regarding the refund for the €9 ticket. We have been in contact with VAG almost daily. Here you can find out the background, more information and the current status:

There have been many questions and uncertainties about the refund of the €9 ticket in recent weeks. All buyers of the additional ticket will be refunded €103.50. We have been working intensively on the issue – despite exam phases – and have been in contact with VGN and VAG almost daily. We can assume that both VAG and the corresponding payment service provider also worked under high pressure, we were even told about weekend shifts. The repayment action of over two million euros and over 20,000 people has never been experienced before – neither for VGN/VAG, its payment service provider, Paypal, banks and co. Even though we have always been promised July, we can state that we are comparatively fast on average in Germany when it comes to paying back the refund for semester tickets.

What is the current status (Tuesday August 9th):
– Purchase in NueMobilApp (approx. 5%) was already completely processed last week.
– PayPal (approx. 55%) should have been paid back by last Friday
– Credit cards/ApplePay/GooglePay (ca. 15%) were transferred on Monday
– SEPA direct debits (approx. 25%) were paid 1/3 last week and the other 2/3 should receive their money Thursday/Friday
– In total there were about 200 returns because the account was no longer available: You will all be contacted individually by the VAG.

Our AK Semesterticket is also working on a permanently cheaper ticket. In order to develop more strength here, we are happy about every support, only together we can make a difference!
In the next Stuve-Newsletter, we will inform you about the offer improvements from the winter semester onwards.
Find out more on our Instagram  and feel free to send us an email if you have any questions or want to get involved .


Zoom chat: Studying with a disability

Studying can present a wide range of challenges for people with physical and mental disabilities. In a relaxed atmosphere, the Zoom chat on 12 August at 4 p.m. will provide a digital space for networking and exchanging tips and tricks about studying with disabilities. The chat takes place regularly on every 2nd Friday. The link to the Zoom chat is available on the website of the Office for Gender and Diversity.

News from the Stuve

The constituent meetings of the student faculty councils took place a few days ago and the Student Council also met for the first time. Moritz Meckl was elected chairman and Lars Longerich vice-chairman. Further committee positions will be determined at the second constituent meeting on 05. August. You can find more information here.

Even though it’s getting a bit quieter as the semester break approaches, we are still working on a few topics. In August, we will again be discussing construction issues with the FSVs and the Chancellor’s Office, and we are currently collecting feedback on the new Campo portal. If you have any positive or negative feedback, please let us know heree. The cut in funding for the DAAD and everywhere else in the education and science sector is also an issue for us at the moment.

There are also plans to run the university group checkback again in August after a longer break, so that the information on the website can be updated and it can be ensured which groups are still active.

Invitation to the 2nd Constitutive Meeting of the Student Council on 05.08.

Let’s move on to the next round, the 2nd constituent meeting of the Council will take place on 5 August from 6 p.m. in the Small Lecture Hall in Bismarkstraße. First the Convention will meet in camera, then the delegations for the committees will be made, for which you do not have to be an elected member of the Council.
  • Speaker’s Council (4x)
  • Commission for Research and Young Academics (1x voting and 1x deputy)
  • Commission for Teaching and Studies (2x)
  • Examination Commission (2x)
  • Commission for Internationalisation (1x voting and 1x deputy)
  • Representatives in the DAAD (1x voting and 1x deputy)
  • Central Committee for the Use of Study Grants (7 with voting rights and 7 deputies)
  • Library Commission (1x voting and 1x deputy)
  • Equal Opportunities Commission (1x voting and 1x deputy)
  • Board of the Centre for Teacher Education [ZFL] (2x voting, 2x deputy, 1x advisory)
  • Representatives in the ZiWiS General Assembly (2x)
  • Delegates for the LAK (any)
  • Product Committee (any) 
If you are interested in one of the committees you are welcome to come to the meeting to apply as soon as the public part starts. You can also send an application to the mailing list of the Student Council ( to introduce yourself. You can also use this option if you cannot be present on Friday, but it would be preferable to be present in order to answer questions from members.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Speakers Council (!