SemesterTicket Refunds

Last updated 1. April 2024 | Sprecherinnen

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Hardship cases

For students who cannot afford or use their SemesterTicket, it is possible to claim a refund out of the student budget. The following cases of hardship apply:

1. Following SGB IX, severely disabled students (must hold an official severely disabled person’s pass with a valid stamp) have the right to claim free transportation
2. Severe disability to a degree of at least 50 without distinguishing feature.
3. Care of relatives and legal guardians of severely disabled children
4. Financial reasons
5. Health reasons
6. Materny leave
7. stay outside the area of validity (Lower Saxony and Bremen) for at least 120 days


– The semester ticket must be sent in for validation at the latest after the hardship application has been accepted.

The money for the SemesterTicket can only be refunded if at least one case of hardship applies. Exceptions are unfortunately not possible. You can find the hardship provision here. Please make sure that you submit your applications on time and in full and, if necessary, meet the 14-day deadline for submitting additional documents. Otherwise your applications cannot be considered!

Refund deadlines

Application deadlines for the SemesterTicket are 30 November for the winter semester and 31 May for the summer semester. (For the reasons for reimbursement 3. “Caring for relatives and legal guardians of severely disabled children”, 5. “Health” and 6. “Maternity leave”, there are extended deadlines until 31 March [WiSe] and 30 September [SoSe]. More details can be found in the hardship provision).

If you have any questions about the hardship application, please contact our semester ticket refund service by email.

Further downloads on the subject of semester ticket refunds:

– Application for the refund of the semester ticket fee
– Application for the refund of the semester ticket
Affidavit of material benefits
Affidavit for spouses

You can submit the completed and signed application for the semester ticket refund in person at the AStA office, by e-mail to or by post (Semesterticketrückerstattung – AStA der Universität Lüneburg – Universitätsallee 1 – 21335 Lüneburg).

9 € ticket refund

All students who have paid their semester fee in the summer semester 2022 can have the overpaid money refunded until 31.12.2025 (except for Students of the Professional School and students who have received a refund by other means).

More information here.