Information on the Deutschlandticket

The Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) are offering an upgrade function to students owning a semester ticket. The following amounts are then to be paid proportionally per month: 19.83 Euros for the months of winter semester 2023/24. All information from the LVB have been gathered on the following website (only available in German):

Attention: Starting as of summer semester 2024 the Deutschland-Semesterticket will take over the MDV-Semesterticket with the upgrade to the Deutschlandticket. Further information can be found further down on this page.

Semester Ticket

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The Semester Ticket provides affordable mobility in public transportation.

In the summer semester 2024 the MDV-Semesterticket for students studying in Leipzig will be replaced by the Deutschland-Semesterticket.

Special regulations apply to students that:

  • have an upgrade to the semester ticket in the form of the Deutschland-Ticket
  • study at Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig (University of Music and Theatre Leipzig) or HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • have applied to an reimbursement from payment of the semester fee
  • are registered under a different name at their university (e.g. genderqueere people, stage names)

How to receive your ticket, where its valid and which particulatrities you have to consider – here you can find all important information.

Cost and Validity

  • In the summer semester 2024 the Deutschland-Semesterticket costs 176,40 Euro (this is equivalent to 29,40/month). The contribution to the semester ticket is paid at the enrolment or re-enrolment at the university.
  • It is valid throughout Germany within the covered region of the Deutschlandticket.

Students studying at one of the seven universities in Leipzig in the area of responsibility of the Studentenwerk Leipzig pay the contribution of 176,40 obligatorily when enrolling or re-enrolling at their university for the summer semester 2024.

  • Universität Leipzig (Leipzig University)
  • Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences)
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig (University of Music and Theatre Leipzig)
  • Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig)
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • Berufsakademie Sachsen / Staatliche Studienakademie Leipzig (BA Leipzig, University of Cooperative Education)
  • iba Leipzig Internationale Berufsakademie (iba | University of Cooperative Education)

How do I retrieve my ticket?

You can get your Deutschland-Semesterticket either as a digital ticket on the LeipzigMOVE app or alternatively as chip card in one of the service centres of the LVB.

  • Deutschland-Semesterticket in LeipzigMOVE

    Download the LeipzigMove-App by the LVB and register to receive the digital Deutschland-Semesterticket via smartphone. In LeipzgMove you can choose your Deutschland-Semesterticket 14 days before the start of each semester at the earliest. When clicking on your ticket you will need to log in at your university network, please gather your personal log in data for this step. The log in process verifys your eligibility to the Deutschland-Semesterticket and copy’s your name that is on file in the university network on the ticket. If this name does not match your official identification document please visit a service centre of the LVB to get the chip card.

    • Students studying at the HMT and the HHL can receive their ticket in LeipzigMove starting from 26 or 27 February 2024. Please consider that you apply to some particularities that are listed below.
    • Students studing at the Universität Leipzig, the HTWK, the HGB, the BA Leipzig and the iba Leipzig can receive their ticket starting from 16 March 2024.

    In the case of a ticket control you need to show your official identification document additionally to your Deutschland-Semesterticket. Your student ID card is no longer valid as a ticket for the public transport.

  • Deutschland-Semesterticket as chip card

    Your student ID card is no longer valid as a ticket for the public transport, also not in the MDV region.

    If you do not have a smartphone and therefore need the Deutschland-Semesterticket as a chip card, please visit a service centre of the LVB and get your Deutschland-Semesterticket at the earliest 14 days before the start of the semester.

    You need your:

    • Official identification document
    • Your valid certificate of enrolment for the semester and
    • Your student ID card

    In the case of a ticket control, you need to show your official identification document additionally to your Deutschland-Semesterticket chip card. Your student ID card is no longer valid as a ticket for the public transport

  • Students with upgrade to the Deutschland-Ticket

    Students that upgraded their semester ticket to the Deutschland-Ticket will receive an information from the LVB that the ticket will automatically end by the 31 of March 2024. To get the new Deutschland-Semesterticket follow the normal procedure mentioned above.

  • Students of the HMT and HHL

    For students studying at the HMT and the HHL the summer semester and with that the validity of the Deutschland-Semesterticket starts early at the 01 of March 2024. Therefore, students of these two universities can get their tickets from 26 or 27 February 2024 online either in the LeipzigMove-App or in one of the service centres of the LVB. You will need a contract number that the LVB will forward you via mail. All additional steps you can review under “How do I receive the ticket?”. You can find instructions here.

  • Students of the HMT and HHL with a Deutschland-Ticket upgrade

    In the beginning of February students of the HMT or the HHL, that upgraded their semester ticket to the Deutschland-Ticket, will receive the information that their ticket will end automatically by the 31 of March 2024.

    Attention: The new summer semester and with that the validity of your Deutschland-Semesterticket starts at 01 March 2024. This means to you: to avoid the double financial burden you can get active and terminate the Semesterticket-upgrade for the month of March until the 20 February 2024 in the customer portal. Any later cancellations cannot be taken into account for the automatic debit. Without any actions, your Semesterticket-upgrade will end automatically by the 31 of March 2024.

  • Students apply for a “Reimbursement of the Semester fee”

    If you want to apply for an “Reimbursement of the Semester fee” for the summer semester, this will only be possible if you have not yet retrieved your Deutschland-Semesterticket. The reimbursement is not possible anymore if you already have your ticket either as chip card or as digital ticket.

  • Student with various names

    While retrieving the Deutschland-Semesterticket in the LeipzigMove-App the name that you have registered with in your university will be shown. For students that keep a differing name from the one shown in their official identification document at their university (e.g. genderqueere people, stage names) a ticket control could be problematic.

    For the ticket control a valid official identification document must be shown additionally to the ticket on the app. If you retrieve your ticket as chip card in one of the service centre of the LVB it will be possible to change the name on the ticket to the official one shown in the identification document.

Details for the Deutschland-Semesterticket

  • The Principle of Solidarity

    The Deutschland-Semesterticket is a fully subsidized compulsory ticket for all students liable to contribution. All students have to pay their contribution to the Deutschland-Semesterticket in order to provide the possibility to receive the discountet Deutschland-Ticket to all students. This principle of solidarity is subsidised by the federation and the states with 40%. Further information on the Principle of Solidarity can be found here.

  • Transport with your children

    The Deutschland-Semesterticket does not include the transportation of persons above the age of six years. For the transport of children older than six or transport of other adults the LVB offers individual components that can be book additionally for the zone 110 (Leipzig city).

  • Bicycle Transport

    With the Deutschland-Semesterticket the bycicle transport is free of charge all day in the S-Bahn and commuter trains. In the trams and busses operated by the LVB the transport of bycicles free of charge is only possible between 19:30 and 6:00. For any other time frame you need an additional ticket.

  • Exemption from Payment & Reimbursement

    Severely disabled people who are entitled to free transportation in local public transport (ÖPNV) in accordance with Sozialgesetzbuch SGB IX (German Social Code) (in possession of the supplementary sheet containing a relevant stamp of validity) and provide adequate proof thereof are exempt from payment. For this purpose, the severe disability pass, the supplementary sheet containing a relevant stamp of validity (Beiblatt mit Wertmarke) and the student card must be presented to Studentenwerk Leipzig for each semester(see contact above). Prerequisite is that the Deutschland-Semesterticket has not yet been retrieved.

    Information for reimbursement of the semester fee can be found under the heading “Excemption from Payment of the Semester fee and Reimbursement”.

    A reimbursement for the contribution to the Deutschland-Semesterticket is only possible if the ticket has not been retrieved at the LVB.

Studentenwerk Leipzig

Ms. Stieler

Accounting/Controlling · Exemption from Payment of the Semester Fee and Reimbursement

Room 215
Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 9659-665

Write an email

Personal office hours on site

Tuesday
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

LeipzigMOVE is available for Android and iOS.

For more detailed information, please go to: leipzig-move.de.

MDV Semester Ticket (only valid for WiSE 2023/24)

The MDV semester ticket entitles students to use busses and trains within the MDV transport network region (see map below). Apart from means of transport in the inner city circle of Leipzig and Halle, seven S-Bahn lines, numerous regional railway and regional express lines as well as around 500 bus and PlusBus lines can be taken.

The MDV semester ticket is valid for students of the following universities/academies:

  • Universität Leipzig (Leipzig University)
  • Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences)
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig (University of Music and Theatre Leipzig)
  • Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig)
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • Berufsakademie Sachsen / Staatliche Studienakademie Leipzig (BA Leipzig, University of Cooperative Education)
  • iba Leipzig Internationale Berufsakademie (iba | University of Cooperative Education)

The semester ticket is only valid with a valid student ID and the MDV imprint in combination with an ID card.

This leaflet published by Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsbund provides all information about the MDV semester ticket.

Cost & Payment

The cost for the MDV semester ticket is payed per semester through the obligatory semester fee. It must be paid by all students who have to pay the semester fee when enrolling or re-enrolling at their university/academy.

As of Winter Semester 2019/20 the contract between Studentenwerk Leipzig and MDV is extended for another five years. Since transport with the MDV semester ticket was used much more often than expected and costed out since 2014, a price increase was inevitable.

As a result, the required price increase amounts to 10.00 EUR anually. Starting with the new contract in winter semester 2019/20, Leipzig students pay 135.00 EUR per semester. The amount then increases by 10.00 EUR annually resulting in a total of 175.00 EUR for each semester from summer semester 2024. This corresponds to a monthly ticket price of 22.50 EUR at the beginning of the new contract period and 29.17 EUR at the end. For comparison: The ABO Azubi ticket (a ticket for trainees) for Leipzig (zone 110) from the regular MDV tariff offer costs 40.50 EUR per month.

More information can be found below in the detailed information about the MDV semester ticket and in our regulations.

(MDV = Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund – Central German Transport Association)

MDV Semester Ticket Details

  • Ticket & Validity

    Your valid student card with the MDV validity (im)print together with an official ID document including a photo will serve as your ticket for the whole area covered by MDV excluding MDV Nord. You can use all means of local transportation, including all LVB lines in Leipzig and the commuter trains (S-Bahn), around the clock and throughout the entire semester. The validity always starts from the beginning of the semester of the respective university.

    New students: Since winter semster 19/20 students starting their first semester can use public transport one month before the start of the semester. A valid ticket is

    • for first semester students enrolled at Universität Leipzig: your valid student card with MDV imprint together with your ID card (containing a photo)
    • for first semester students enrolled at one of the other universities/academies in Leipzig: your valid student card with MDV imprint together with your ID card (containing a photo) and a copy of your certificate of enrolment
  • Transport with your children

    Students of the universities/academies listed above, can take a maximum of three of their own children up to and including 14 years of age with them at no additional cost in fare zone 110 (Leipzig).

  • Bicycle Transport

    Students holding a valid student card (with MDV imprint) can take along their bicycle free of charge in LVB busses and trains on a daily basis (also during the weekend and on public holidays), but only during the time between 7.00 p.m. and 5.00 a.m., provided there is enough space to do so. During the day between 5.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. you will need a special ticket (Extrakarte) for taking along your bicycle.

    The MDV semester ticket allows you to take along your bicycle free of charge at any time of the day in the local trains within the entire area covered by MDV.

    For further information about taking along a bicycle, please refer to the flyer “Fahrradmitnahme im Verbund” (Transport of a bicycle within the area) in the MDV download area at “Informationen zum MDV-Tarif” (Information about the MDV fare).

  • Exemption from Payment & Pro-Rata Reimbursement

    Severely disabled people who are entitled to free transportation in local public transport (ÖPNV) in accordance with Sozialgesetzbuch SGB IX (German Social Code) (in possession of the supplementary sheet containing a relevant stamp of validity) and provide adequate proof thereof are exempt from payment. For this purpose, the severe disability pass, the supplementary sheet containing a relevant stamp of validity (Beiblatt mit Wertmarke) and the student card must be presented to Studentenwerk Leipzig for each semester to:

    Accounting/ Controlling
    Goethestraße 6
    04109 Leipzig
    E-Mail: semesterbeitrag@studentenwerk-leipzig.de

    Pro-rata reimbursement of the fee paid for the MDV semester ticket upon disenrollment during the course of the ongoing semester.

    The fee for the MDV semester ticket may be reimbursed on a pro-rata basis if the date of disenrollment is a date within the ongoing semester. In this case, the corresponding application must be submitted in writing to Studentenwerk Leipzig using the relevant form sheet. The certificate of disenrollment must be enclosed in this application. When submitting the application for reimbursement, the student card must be presented to check the imprint (if no student card was issued, this must be communicated). After the imprint has been checked, further action may be required. Pro-rata reimbursement of the fee paid for the semester ticket can only ever be effected for each full month of the semester ticket not being used.

    The application for repayment of the semester fee can be found on the page exemption from payment of the semester fee and reimbursement.

    Pro-rata reimbursement of the fee paid for the MDV semester ticket when beginning or continuing studies at another university

    If students are taking up a new course of study or are continuing their studies at another university, the fee for the MDV semester ticket can be reimbursed on a pro-rata basis. The application for reimbursement must be submitted to Studentenwerk Leipzig in writing using the relevant form sheet. The certificate of disenrollment and/or the confirmation of the waiver of admission to university issued by the respective university/academy as well as the certificate of enrollement of the new university must be enclosed in this application. When submitting the application for reimbursement, the student card of the respective univeristy/academy in Leipzig must be presented to check the imprint (if no student card was issued, this must be communicated). After the imprint has been checked, further action may be necessary. Pro-rata reimbursement of the fee paid for the semester ticket can only ever be effected for each full month of the semester ticket not being used.

    The application for reimbursement is to be found under Documents for Download at the end of the page exemption from payment of the semester fee and reimbursement.

  • Unreadable Imprint

    If the imprint on the student ID card is not readble at ticket checks and the ticket inspector therefore rejects it as invalid, the increased transport charge is due according to the general conditions of carriage of the MDV. Students then have the opportunity to present a legible student ID card as a valid travel pass within one week at the service point of the respective transport company, in which case the full increased transport charge of 60 EUR does not apply, but still the reduced increased transport charge of 7 EUR must be paid.

    This is a general regulation from the MDV transport conditions, which also apply to student ID cards as travel tickets.

  • Principle of Solidarity

    The MDV semester ticket is a ticket based on the principle of solidarity. That means all students pay a compulsory contribution regardless of their individual need and actual use of public transport. This solidarity principle makes the ticket so affordable for Leipzig students. Further information on the solidarity principle can be found on our webpage The Principle of Solidarity.

  • Semester Ticket Comittee

    The semester ticket comittee of Studentenwerk Leipzig was heavily involved in the contract negotiations between Studentenwerk Leipzig and MDV. The semester ticket comittee consists apart from the director and employees of Studentenwerk Leipzig, of student representatives of all eight Leipzig universities and academies. The comittee is presided by the spokesperson for sustainable mobility of Leipzig University’s Student Coucil.
    The semester ticket comittee advises the administrative board on semester ticket matters.

    Questions on the semester ticket may be addressed directly to the department for sustainable mobility of Leipzig University’s Student Council (mobilitaet@stura.uni-leipzig.de).

     

  • Fare Conditions

    On their webpage (German), Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund is providing the latest information about the fare conditions for the MDV ticket at “Informationen zum MDV-Tarif” (Information about the MDV fare) for reference.

LeipzigMove for students

With the LeipzigMOVE app, students with a valid MDV semester ticket can also make use of the car and bike sharing services of the public transport system of the City of Leipzig.

LeipzigMOVE combines all Leipzig’s mobility offers in one app: the entire public transport system including bus, train and tram as well as bike sharing, car sharing and taxi.
Once they have registered, students can use the app to obtain travel information or book and pay for all Leipzig transport services.

The offers easy.GO and leipzig mobil are now combined in the LeipzigMOVE app.

  • Car and bike sharing with no need for additional contracts

    LeipzigMOVE provides for the use of car and bike sharing services offered by DB Flinkster and Nextbike, without needing to conclude direct agreements with both companies. LVB is the only contract partner of the LeipzigMOVE user – the effect being more flexibility and less bureaucracy.

  • No basic fee

    There is no monthly basic fee for a LeipzigMOVE contract, only the incurring costs have to be paid.

  • Attractive daily and weekly rates for car sharing

    LeipzigMOVE includes favorable daily and weekly car sharing terms. A car in the “Mini” category for instance costs only 45.00 € for full 24 hours, including 100 kilometers, and only 55.00 € on weekends and bank holidays.

  • Bike sharing: 10 free 15-minute bike sharing rides each month

    All LeipzigMOVE customers receive 10 free 15-minute bike sharing rides each month. The monthly quota can be used flexibly and is valid in Leipzig. Up to four bikes can be rented at the same time.

  • Advantages of LeipzigMOVE
    • All details and bookings in one app
    • Routes with all available mobility offers and prices to compare and select
    • Booking trips, cashless payment, reservation and opening of vehicles
    • Flexible because of short contract duration
    • One monthly bill for all services
    • Mobility stations: all options in one central place