Semester Ticket Munich

On the Move in Munich: Students of TUM and other Munich universities get the semester ticket. The ticket is valid the underground and suburban trains, as well as all trams, buses and some regional trains in the entire Munich public transportation network (MVV). All students must pay the fee for the basic ticket as part of their semester fees. You may also purchase the IsarCard Semester to have 24 hour access to the MVV network.

No reduction of semester fee for summer semester 2023

Since the Deutschlandticket is not expected to be introduced in time for the start of the semester, the semester fee for the summer semester 2023 will not be reduced.

For students in Munich, Garching and Freising, it consists of the student union fee of € 75.00 and the semester ticket solidarity fee of € 77.30, making a total of € 152.30.

You can find more information on the fees for each campus on this website and on the homepage of the Munich Student Union.

Basic ticket: evenings and weekends

All students are obliged to pay a basic semester fee. This fee is col­lected together with the basic student union fee upon enrollment. The basic semester ticket authorizes students to use all forms of transpor­tation within the entire MVV network on week­days be­tween the hours of 6 pm and 6 am, as well as on weekends and holidays. Find more information on the MVV website.

Supplementary Ticket: Travel any time

In order to be able to use the whole MVV network also during the day and during the week, students need the optional “Isarcard Semester”. It costs 209.30 euros in the winter semester 2022/23 (224.70 euros from the summer semester 2023) and aut­ho­ri­zes stu­dents bearing a student ID card and official photo ID to use all forms of trans­por­ta­tion within the entire MVV network without restrictions. Find more information on the MVV website.

Video: How does the semester ticket work?

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Where can I buy the IsarCard Semester?

  • Basic ticket: You can use your Student Card when travelling in the MVV network after validating it for the semester. The Student Card is only valid as ticket in conjunction with an official photo ID (e.g. passport or driving licence).
  • IsarCard Semester: The IsarCard Semester is available for purchase at all customary outlets of the MVV (machines, kiosks, etc.). For more information consult the MVV website

Exemption from the Solidarity Contribution

An exemption from the obligatory solidarity contribution is available only for disabled and chronically-ill students upon submission of a formal request.

To apply for the exemption, you must show proof of your entitlement to travel free of charge in public transportation (together with addendum and token from the Ministry of Family and Social Affairs).

Applications must be submitted directly to the university in which you are enrolled. For continuing TUM students, the deadlines for submission are 15 February for summer semester and 15 August for winter semester. For first-semester students the deadlines are 15 March for summer semester and 15 September for winter semester.

Students enrolled simultaneously at both the TUM and another university (e.g. those in teacher training programs or sport and health sciences programs) should submit their application to the university in charge of their degree program.

Application for exemption from solidarity contribution (in German only)

Refund after Disenrollment

Please read our information about refunds and contact the TUM Center for Study and Teaching – Fees and Scholarships if you have any questions.

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