The semester ID is your temporary student ID. You can use it in conjunction with any official ID which has your photo to use all the buses and trains in the local public transport network (VVS) from Mondays to Fridays after 18.00 as well as all day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. You can also use it to obtain a StudiTicket online.
You can collect your actual student ID about 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester from the Office for Student Affairs on your campus:
- Esslingen City Centre Campus: Office for Student Affairs (Studierendensekretariat) (room 01.125)
- Hilltop Campus, Flandernstrasse: Student Service Centre (Studierendenservice) (room F 1.010)
- Goeppingen Campus: Faculty Office (Fakultätssekretariat) (room G 4.105).
You can collect your student ID at the welcoming ceremony for first-semester students at the beginning of the semester.
You will need your student ID, for example, as
- copy/print card (using electronic payment)
- entrance card
- library card
- student ID
- for electronic payments
You can get further information about the chip card’s uses when you collect it.