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Chip Cards

The Cologne Studierendenwerk offers cashless chip card payment at canteens, bistros, coffee bars and dormitories. Quicker payment, faster queues.

Handling of Chip Cards

Amounts on the chip cards (also combination cards of the universities) cannot be payed out during your studies. 

After the end of your studies, we pay off your remaining balance. Malfunctioned, damaged and lost chip cards will be blocked. You then receive a replacement card.

Universität zu Köln
UCCard

The electronic student identity card (UCCard = University of Cologne Card) contains an electronic feature for cashless payment of food and beverages in the canteens of the Cologne Studierendenwerk. It is also a lending card at the University and City Library (USB), an examination card at some faculties and a voting card in university and committee elections. Moreover, the electronic student ID card is an electronic VRS and NRW travel ticket.

Advantages at a glance

  • Fast cashless payment in all canteens, bistros and coffee bars of the Cologne Studierendenwerk
  • Identity card
  • Travel ticket (within the area of validity of the VRS and NRW)
  • Library card (USB Cologne)
  • Election card for university elections
  • Examination or participant ID (e.g. at some faculties or universities) 
  • Wash card in all dormitories

Top Up

Use your bank debit card/EC card (with PIN procedure) to load the UCCard simply, safely and free of charge at the loading stations in the canteens, bistros and Infopoints. Cash can also be used to top up the card at service points. Readers are also available at many locations to quickly check your credit balance.

Problems

If you have problems with the payment function, please contact the Infopoint of the Cologne Studierendenwerk at Universitätsstr. 16, Opening hours: Mon to Thu from 9 am – 2 pm.
In case of loss, damage or malfunction, the Studierendensekretariat (Registrar’s Office) of the University of Cologne is the right contact.

All information about the UCCard

 

 

Technical College
MultiCa

The MultiCa for students at the TH Deutz (Cologne University of Technology) is also valid as a student card, VRS travel ticket, wash card and cashless payment of meals in all canteens and bistros. It can also be used as a lending card at the university library and as a copy card.

Advantages at a glance

  • Fast cashless payment in all canteens, bistros and coffee bars of the Cologne Studierendenwerk
  • Wash card in all dormitories
  • Student ID card
  • VRS travel Ticket
  • Lender card in the university library
  • Copy card

Top Up

Simply, safely and free of charge with your bank debit card/EC card (with PIN procedure) to top up MultiCa at the recharging stations in the canteens, bistros and Infopoint. If you don't have an EC card at hand, you can also load the card with cash at some of the cash points. Readers are also available at many locations to quickly check the credit balance.

Data protection

Data security is guaranteed. The laws of data protection apply to the data recorded when MultiCa is issued, your data will not be passed on. MultiCa is a project of the Cologne University of Technology and the Cologne University of Music and Dance in cooperation with the Cologne Studierendenwerk.

Problems?

If you have questions regarding validity, activation or loss, please contact the Cologne University of Technology.

→ All information about MultiCa

 

German Sports University Cologne
SpoHo-Card

SpoHo-Card

The SpoHo card for students at the German Sport University Cologne is valid as the following: a student ID, VRS travel ticket, lending card and copy card in the Central Library of Sports Sciences, a membership card of the alumni association at SpoHo.net and as a service card for employees.

Advantages at a glance

  • Fast cashless payment in all canteens, bistros and coffee bars of the Cologne Studierendenwerk
  • Student ID card
  • VRS and NRW travel ticket
  • Lending and copy card in the Central Library of Sports Sciences
  • Member card of the alumni association at SpoHo.net
  • Service card for employees
  • Wash card in all dormitories of the Cologne Studierendenwerk

Top Up

Simply, safely and free of charge with your bank debit card/EC card (with PIN procedure) to load the SpoHo-Card at the recharging stations in the canteens, bistros and Infopoint. If you don't have an EC card at hand, you can also load the card with cash at some of the cash points. Readers are also available at many locations to quickly check your credit balance. To use the card as a copy card, a separate refill is required.

Problems?

If you have any questions regarding validity, activation or loss, please contact the InfoPoint of the German Sport University Cologne.

Privacy policy

Data security is guaranteed. The data recorded when the SpoHo card is issued are subject to the laws of data protection, data cannot be passed on. The SpoHo-Card is a project of the German Sport University Cologne in cooperation with the Cologne Studierendenwerk.

All information about the SpoHo-Card

 

Cologne University of Music and Dance
MultiCa

The multifunctional chip card for students of the Cologne University of Music and Dance is both a student ID card and a VRS travel ticket. It can also be used as a wash card in all halls of residence and as a copy card.

Advantages at a glance

  • Fast cashless payment in all canteens, bistros and coffee bars of the Cologne Studierendenwerk
  • Wash card in all dormitories
  • Student ID card
  • VRS Semester Ticket for travel
  • Copy card

Top Up

Simply, safely and free of charge with your bank debit card/EC card (with PIN procedure) to top up MultiCa at the recharging stations in the canteens, bistros and Infopoint. If you don't have an EC card, you can also use cash to load the card at some of the cash points. Readers are also available at many locations to quickly check your credit balance.

Data protection

Data security is guaranteed. The laws of data protection apply to the data recorded when MultiCa is issued, data cannot be passed on. The multifunctional chip card is a project of the Cologne University of Technology and the Cologne University of Music and Dance in cooperation with the Cologne Studierendenwerk. 

Problems?

If you have any questions regarding validity, activation or loss, please contact your university.

All information about the MultiCa

 

Cologne Studierendenwerk “the Werk”
Mensa card of the Werk

The Mensa card can be used to pay in all canteens, bistros, coffee bars and dormitories of the Cologne Studierendenwerk. It is used by students of the CBS International Business School, the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Cologne and the Academy of Media Arts. A student ID card is not needed to use the payment function. Employees and guests of the University of Cologne can also use the Mensa card.

Who gets the Mensa card?

All students of the CBS International Business School, the Catholic University and the Academy of Media Arts. In addition, visiting students of the universities and colleges as well as employees, interns and guests of the university.

Where can I get the card?

At the InfoPoint (Universitätsstr. 16), in all canteens, bistros and coffee bars. Please remember to top up your canteen card beforehand.

What do I have to bring with me? 

  • 5 Euro deposit
  • Students and visiting students: student card and/or valid ID card
  • University staff and trainees: Completed university certificate for staff. The form is available at the above mentioned sales points and as a download | Form for Staff (PDF)
  • Guests: Completed university certificate for guests. The form is available at the above mentioned sales points and as a download | Form for Guests (PDF)

Do visiting students need two cards (one for each university)?

No. Cologne University, TH, MuHo, and SpoHo chip cards are accepted throughout the Werk.

Where and how can I top up the card?

Simply, safely and free of charge with your bank debit card/EC-card (with PIN-procedure) to top up the canteen card at the reloading stations in the refectories, bistros and infopoint. If you don't have an EC card at hand, you can also load the card with cash at some of the cash points. Readers are also available at many locations to quickly check the credit balance.

How much money can I load onto the card?

If you load your card with your bank debit card/EC card, you can top up your card from between 10 to 50 Euros. If you use cash, you can reload your card from 1 cent to a maximum of 150 euros.

What do I do if I lose my card?

With your personal canteen card number you can block your card at the Infopoint and get a new one. For a new card we need your identity card and/or your student ID, a completed guest form or employee form.

When and why do I have to renew the card?

We check every six months whether you are still studying or employed at a Cologne university. Bring your identity card and/or your student ID, a completed guest form or employee form with you when renewing your card. Extensions are possible at the Mensa card issuing locations.

Infopoints
Contacts
Infopoints

Infopoints
Contacts
Infopoints

Infopoint

Servicehaus
Universitätsstr. 16
50937 Köln
Tel. 0221 942 65 - 201 
Fax 0221 942 65 - 203
infopoint@kstw.de

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
 

Infopoint Deutz

Mensa Deutz
Betzdorfer Str. 2
50679 Köln
Tel. 0221 829 584 22 - 722    
Fax 0221 942 65 - 203
infopoint@kstw.de

Opening hours
closed until further notice