Due to the changeover to a new administration software for the AStA hardship fund, the start of the reimbursement for the summer semester 2022 will be delayed by a few days. Please be patient, we will inform you on this page as soon as the application is possible. Thank you very much.

Informal applications for the refund of the semester ticket for the winter semester 2021/22 or for the summer semester 2022 will be considered as not submitted!

Semester ticket – hardship fund

Students in Frankfurt am Main automatically pay a certain fee for the RMV semester ticket within their semester contribution. With this ticket almost all kinds of public transportation can be used within the Rhine-Main transportation association (RMV). ICE, IC, and EC trains are excluded.

If certain circumstances occur, Goethe University students can apply for refund at the hardship fund of the Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main. The following reasons are eligible: semester on leave, health, or social reasons. You can find a complete list here►.

The personal data and documents submitted as part of the application for reimbursement will be stored and processed by the Studentenwerk exclusively for the purpose of processing the application for reimbursement. Further information can be found in our Data Protection Declaration->

The hardship fund administration is led by the Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main on behalf of the Goethe University AStA. Please send in the completed and signed application forms with all the necessary verification to

Studentenwerk Frankfurt am Main
Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts
Semesterticket-Härtefondsstelle
Postfach 900460
60444 Frankfurt am Main

Office hours

Telephone: 069 798 23088
haertefonds(at)studentenwerkfrankfurt.de

Please note the limitation period for the application!

Further information about the RMV semester ticket and its territorial validity is accessible here.