Eating & Drinking| BlueCard and FH Karte
Paying with your student ID
Here we answer the most frequently asked questions about payment with BlueCard and FH Karte:
There are card loading terminals in all dining facilities. At the balance readers you can check the current amount on your card any time.
You can top up your card with a maximum amount of 75 €. Please mind that the card terminals do not give any change.
In the following dining halls we cash out your card balance during the opening hours:
- Mensa Academica, Infopoint
- Caffè-Bar Vita
- Caffè-Lounge Bayernallee
- Mensa Jülich
We can refund your balance up to three years after the last use of your BlueCard / FH Karte.
If you have a BlueCard or FH Karte without chip you can pay by Student Guest Card. These cards are available at the terminals in our dining halls for a deposit of 2 € (plus 3 € minimum loading amount). On presentation of your student ID you pay the student price.
The Infopoint of Studierendenwerk Aachen transfers the money from a lost or damaged BlueCard to the new one.
The balance of an FH Karte is transferred automatically as soon as the new card is put into one of the terminals.
The BlueCard and FH Karte are chip cards on which only the balance and the card number are saved. No personal data is recorded.
Before it can be used for paying in our dining halls, the FH Karte has to be activated in two steps:
1. Enter the activation code you received together with your FH Karte on https://services.fh-aachen.de.
2. In order to activate the payment function you just need to insert the FH Karte into a card loading terminal. The terminals are located in all dining halls. After having loaded your card you can pay with it in all dining facilities
Guests who do not study or who do not pay the social contribution to any German Studierendenwerk pay with the Guest Card. It costs 2 €.
The Guest Card is available at the checkouts (in Menca Academica at the Infopoint).
Guest Card holders pay a fee of 1,50 € on all subsidized menus.
The balance is refunded at the Infopoint in Mensa Academica, Pontwall 3 and in the coffee bar in Mensa Vita. Mensa Jülich has the following service hours for AUTOLOAD registrations and refunding balances:
- Tuesday from 2pm to 3 pm
- Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am
Students of RWTH Aachen receive a BlueCard as student identity card. BlueCard holders can refer to the RWTH BlueCard Service Point (located in the SuperC buidling) when a card gets lost or damaged.
Students of FH Aachen can receive an FH Karte as student identity card on request. Information about the card can be found at Servicestelle FH Karte.