Mensa Card Service

For the time being, the Student Service Centre (SSZ) offers the Mensa Card service only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. Please note: You have to make an appointment in advance. To do so please call +49 341 9659 850 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m.)!

Please note

If you read "Kartendatum ungültig" (invalid card date) when topping up your card at the wall terminal, money cannot be loaded on to the card anymore, but instead only the still remaining balance may be used up.

At the beginning of each semester, we offer our student restaurant card service called Mensakarten-Service. On selected dates we are available for you directly at the student restaurants for hand-out, replacement, extension of validity, and any transfers regarding your card.

Payment Options

Payment in our restaurants is made either with a student card or a student restaurant card (Mensakarte). These can be loaded conveniently and without cash via  AutoLoad directly at the checkouts or by means of cash at the loading terminals in our student restaurants. All details can be found in the FAQs below.

Students of

  • Leipzig University
  • Leipzig University of Applied Sciences; HTWK
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • University of Cooperative Education Saxony; BA - Staatliche Studienakademie Sachsen
  • University of Applied Sciences for Telecommunications Leipzig; HfTL
  • IBA Leipzig Internationale Berufsakademie

may pay directly using their student card.

Students of

  • University of Music and Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig; HMT
  • Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig; HGB

will pay at the student restaurants using a so-called Mensakarte (student restaurant card) handed out at various locations, for example at the SSZ.

Only students with a valid student card are eligible to receive their meal at the student price. Our employees at the cash desk are obligated to check student cards accordingly. Without a legitimation in form of a student card you will be charged the guest price.


Prices

Mensapreise ab Oktober 2019 Studentenwerk Leipzig

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Students of the following universities and academies can pay directly using their student card:

  • Leipzig University
  • Leipzig University of Applied Sciences; HTWK
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • University of Cooperative Education Saxony; BA
  • University of Applied Sciences for Telecommunications Leipzig; HfTL

Students of the following universities and academies will pay at the student restaurants using the Studentenwerk Leipzig student restaurant card (Mensakarte):

  • University of Music and Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig; HMT
  • Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig; HGB

Employees will pay using the Studentenwerk student restaurant card. Exempted from this rule are employees of the universities and academies specified below; they can pay directly using their service card:

  • Leipzig University of Applied Sciences; HTWK
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • University of Cooperative Education Saxony; BA

Guests of the universities and academies associated with Studentenwerk Leipzig will receive a student restaurant card for guests issued by Mr. Hoffmann (g {{punkt}} hoffmann {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de).

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All students and employees of the universities and academies associated with Studentenwerk Leipzig as well as guests of these universities and academies can get student restaurant cards (see question "What can I use to pay?")

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Student restaurant cards are issued by Studentenwerk Leipzig to one person on a non-transferable basis. Students having a student card that includes a student restaurant card function will get access to this function via their university or academy. For further information, please refer to the question "What can I use to pay?"

All other students can get their student restaurant cards either from Studentenwerk Leipzig at the Student Service Center (SSZ) situated at Goethestraße 6 and/or at the beginning of the lecture period at the student restaurants and cafeterias on site in the context of the Mensakarten-Service (student restaurant card service) (current dates will be announced on this website or via notices).

Employees of the universities and academies will receive their cards at the Human Resources Department of the respective university or academy. This does not apply to employees of Universität Leipzig. Employees of the Universität Leipzig will get their student restaurant cards at the SSZ or at the Mensakarten-Service (see above).

Guests of the universities and academies will be given their student restaurant cards by Mr. Hoffmann (g {{punkt}} hoffmann {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de).

Please bring along:

For students:

  • student card with a valid stamp and/or certificate of enrolment
  • in case of student cards not containing a passport photograph you will also need to bring along a valid personal document for confirmation of your identity

For employees:

  • employee identification card containing a passport photograph or Ident-No. (only applies to Leipzig University)
  • in case of employee identification cards containing no passport photograph you will also need to bring along a valid personal document for confirmation of your identity
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Yes, you can visit all our student restaurants and cafeterias – no matter which university or academy you’re enrolled at or working at.

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In all our student restaurants and cafeterias - regardless of which university you are enrolled at or work at.

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Student cards and student restaurant cards must be loaded with money before they can be used for the first time. Afterwards they are immediately ready for use, no activation is required.

It is convenient and secure to top up your card online via AutoLoad, with cash at the loading terminals in our student restaurants and cafeterias or at the checkouts of our cafeterias. The card can also be topped up with cash when you receive it at SSZ.

Please note that you can only top up your card with 5, 10, 20, or 50 Euro at  our checkouts and loading terminals, topping up by means of coins is not possible. The minimum amount for topping up is 5 Euro, the maximum possible balance is 108 Euro.

Charging terminals can be found at the following locations:

  • Mensa am Park (student restaurant at the park): at the foyer in front of the student restaurant entrance
  • Cafeteria am Park: in front of the entrance to the serving counter
  • Mensa am Elsterbecken: at the foyer next to the cafeteria entrance
  • Mensa Academica: at the entrances on the lower floor
  • Mensa Peterssteinweg: at the foyer on the ground floor
  • Mensa Liebigstraße: at the foyer in the bay next to the elevators
  • Mensa an den Tierklinken: in the customer area
  • Cafeteria Beethovenstraße: in the customer area
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The student restaurants cards are always valid for one semester. After successfully renewing your enrolment, you can have your student restaurant card updated at the location where it was issued.

If the notice "Kartendatum ungültig" (invalid card date) appears, the card’s validity has expired. The card is inactive and may be updated as follows:

Validity updating procedure for students:

Students of Leipzig University, HTWK Leipzig and of HfTL may update their student identity cards at the relevant validation stations.

All other students may update their cards at the SSZ or at the Mensakarten-Service (student restaurant card service).

Validity updating procedure for employees:

Employees of all universities and academies (except for HTWK Leipzig) as well as any federal employees may update their student restaurant cards at the SSZ, at one of our student restaurants and/or cafeterias (excluding Mensa am Park and Cafeteria am Park) or at the Mensakarten-Service.

Please make sure to bring along your valid student card or employee card; without it, carrying out an update will not be possible.

Please note: Any evidently unauthorized use of a card will exclude refund of the remaining balance.

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With AutoLoad you can top up your card conveniently and without cash directly at the cash desks of our student restaurants and cafeterias. Prior to this, a single registration in the SSZ is required. All information can be found on the AutoLoad website.

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If you have lost your card, please contact the card issuing office immediately, so they can take the necessary steps to block it. (If you are using AutoLoad, you can block your card yourself via the online platform). You can further get a refund of the remaining balance at desk 5 in the SSZ.

PLEASE NOTE: Both, mensa cards and university-specific cards (student cards) have a chip with the corresponding number for payment at the cash desks in the mensas and cafeterias and for recharging at the loading terminals. In case of loss the card can only be blocked and the remaining credit balance refunded with this chip number.
When looking for your chip number you can find the identification number printed directly on the mensa card. If you are using a student card the number can be found via the serial number of your student card. You should therefore make sure to take a note of these numbers in case you lose your card. If you do not have any of the numbers at hand, please contact the office issuing the respective card.

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If you have any problems or queries concerning cashless payment at the student restaurants and cafeterias, please contact: Gerald Hoffmann (g {{punkt}} hoffmann {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de) or the SSZ staff.

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If you use AutoLoad, you can view the balance conveniently online on the card service portal. Alternatively, you can see how much credit you currently have on your card at the loading terminals.