Children eat for free with the "Kids Card"

More and more students decide to start a family before finishing their studies. However, being a student and being a parent is not always an easy combination: The next presentation must be prepared, exams have to be taken and childcare needs to be organized.

Not only time, but also money is precious to student parents, that is for sure. Now, both can be saved with the new Kids Card: Students’ children eat for free.

Who can order a Kinderkarte?
Students enrolled at RWTH Aachen, FH Aachen and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Department Aachen can receive a card. Children can use the Kin­derkarte until they turn ten.

Where and how can the card be used?
A child accompanied by his or her student parent gets one free meal a day when the Kinderkarte is shown at the food counter. The card can be used in all eight dining halls run by Studierendenwerk in Aachen and Jülich and is only valid if the parent has a meal him-/herself.


Which meals are available as children‘s meals?
Children accompanied by their student parent get a free meal from the daily menu. The following catego­ries can be ordered as children’s meals:

  • Stew / Fridays sweet dish:  €1,80 /  €1,50
  • Vegetarian dish: €2,10
  • Classic dish: €2,60

Eating is fun: The children’s meals are served on colourful plastic plates. In each dining hall special chairs for children are available.

Where and how do I order a Kinderkarte?
Students in Aachen submit the completed appli­cation form, a copy of the child’s birth certificate and their enrollment certificate to the Infopoint of Studierendenwerk Aachen, Pontwall 3.
Students in Jülich submit the documents needed to Mensa Jülich. The staff will pass them to the Infopoint.

The card can be collected at the same locations.

How long is the Kinderkarte valid?
The card is valid for the current calendar year. You receive a new card by submitting your current enrollment certificate at the Infopoint each year in December.

What happens if I lose the card?
Please notify the loss of the card immediately. The issuance of a new Kinderkarte costs €5.

We look forward to welcoming our little guests and hope you and your children enjoy your meal!