Provisional Cards for International Students / Student Restaurants + MDV


International students can pick up provisional cards for student restaurants and public transport.

From 26 March 2018, international students of the University of Leipzig who do not own a UniCard at the beginning of the semester, can pick up a provisional card for our student restaurants (and cafeterias) and a provisional card for public transport at Student Service Center (SSZ), desk 5.

  • The provisional card for student restaurants (Mensa) and cafeterias is needed for cashless payment in our student restaurants and cafeterias until you receive your UniCard – the provisional card will expire on 15 May 2018. After that day, only your UniCard is valid and useable.
  • A deposit of 10 EUR must be paid for the provisional student restaurant card.
  • In order to receive your provisional card, please bring your certificate of enrolment and your photo ID card.
  • The provisional ticket for public transport (MDV) can be used as a valid ticket for transportation with busses and trains/trams within the MDV (Central German Transportation Association) transport network. It is valid until 30 April 2018. After that day, only your UniCard is valid.
    Make sure you always carry your photo ID card and certificate of enrolment with you in case of ticket controls.
  • Both provisional cards are reserved exclusively for students who are newly enrolled international students of the University of Leipzig who do not receive their UniCard before 1 April 2018.
  • From 26 March 2018, the provisional cards for student restaurants and public transport are handed out at our Student Service Center (SSZ), desk 5.
  • Please return the provisonal student restaurant card to SSZ. Upon returning, please bring your UniCard, so we can transfer the remaining balance on the provisional card to your UniCard.

Find more information about the MDV semester ticket on our respective website.