Semester Fee and Semester Ticket

Please note:
The digital semester ticket will be available from summer semester 2024. This will replace the previous ticket imprint on the Goethe Card. 

> Further information can be found on the website of the student transportation office

Validation of the Goethe Card will still be possible and necessary in the future after re-registration (for its validity as a student ID card). 

Semester fee - 2024/2025 winter semester

while valid

Re-registration for the next semester is only possible for students who are already enrolled if the semester fee has been received in full by the Goethe University on time and there is no re-registration block.

Please note: For newly admitted applicants, the payment deadlines specified in the application portal (for ZV degree programs, those in the letter of admission) apply!

The semester fee is comprised as follows:

Contribution to RMV semester ticket and to
environmentally friendly student mobility

Contribution to Palmengarten-AStA semester ticket
Contribution to AStA hardship fund
Contribution student body
Contribution to social/cultural ticket*
Contribution to Campus-Bike
Contribution to Studierendenwerk
Contribution to administrative costs
Total contribution:€337.63

* On the pages of AstA Frankfurt you can find more information about the Kulturticket (cultural ticket).

Semesterticket (semester ticket)

Solidarity model
All students, regardless of whether they use it or not, automatically pay a fee for the Semesterticket with their semester fees. Starting in the summer semester of 2024, the Semesterticket will be based on the Deutschland-Ticket, which offers a 40% discount.
The terms of use are directly linked to those of the Deutschland-Ticket, which allows you to use public transportation throughout Germany!

According to the guidelines of the Deutschland-Ticket, tickets are to be verified digitally. RMV offers the ticket primarily as a mobile ticket via the service provider "Digital-H."
Students can log in with their HRZ account and generate a QR code. This code is only valid as an active QR code on your mobile device, either directly on the portal (internet connection required) or in one of the wallet formats (available offline).

You can find all the details and the link on the AStA website.

Important: According to the Deutschland-Ticket guidelines, taking a screenshot or printing the QR code is not permitted. The Goethe-Card is also no longer valid as a ticket! In exceptional cases where the use of a mobile phone is not possible, you may be able to obtain a chip card at RMV and VGF ticket offices for a fee.

Area of validity
The Semesterticket is now a full-fledged Deutschland-Ticket, which is valid for all public transportation in Germany. This means that students can use buses, trams, subways, and all regional trains in Germany without paying any additional fees.
Important: The use of long-distance trains (IC / ICE or EC) is generally not allowed!