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Eating in the dining hall as bridge course student

Studierendenwerk makes it possible for bridge course students to eat at student prices until they receive their BlueCard/FH Karte.


Here we answer the most frequently asked questions about eating in the dining hall as bridge course student:


What are the requirements?

Bridge course students buy the Student Guest Card for a 2 € deposit. Important: The Guest Card is for external guests and the guest fee of 1,50 € is charged automatically when paying with it. Only with the Student Guest Card bridge course students can eat at student prices.

Only on presentation of the participation confirmation bridge course students get a student menu.

Where can I buy the Student Guest Card?

The Student Guest Card ("Studierendengastkarte") is available in all Studierendenwerk dining halls. In the week the bridge courses start there are additional service points where the cards are sold for a 2 € deposit:

 Monday, 2 September

  • Studierendenwerk Infopoint, Pontwall 3, from 8 am to 4 pm
  • Foyer of Mensa Academica, Pontwall 3, from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • C.A.R.L., Claßenstraße 13, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday, 3 September

  • Studierendenwerk Infopoint, Pontwall 3, 8 am to 4 pm
  • Foyer of Mensa Academica, Pontwall 3, from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm

From 4 to 6 September the Student Guest Cards will still be available at the Infopoint from 8 am to 4 pm (Friday to 3 pm).

We recommend all bridge course students to top up their card in advance. As all courses have the same break times long queues at the card loading terminals can be expected.

Where are the card loading terminals?

RWTH area:
Mensa Academica, Pontwall 3 
Mensa Ahornstraße  
Mensa Vita, Helmertweg 1
Bistro Templergraben, Templergraben
C-Caffè, SuperC, Templergraben
ESStw, Hörsaalzentrum C.A.R.L.

FH area:
Mensa Jülich, FH-Campus
Mensa Bayernallee
Mensa Goethestraße
Mensa Eupener Straße

Balance transfer to the BlueCard/FH Karte

When the semester starts, bridge course students receive their BlueCard/FH Karte. They can use it in order to pay without cash in the dining halls. Should there still be money on their Student Guest Card they can have it transferred to their BlueCard/FH Karte by the Infopoint.

In general, the BlueCard/FH Karte is distributed in the second week of the semester. Therefore, bridge course students should keep the Student Guest Card until they receive the Student ID. 

More information about cashless payment in the Studierendenwerk dining halls.

If you have questions the Infopoint will help you.


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