Eating & Drinking | Cashless Payment| Guest Card
Paying as a guest
Customers who are not enrolled at a German university and are not entitled to pay the student price use the Guest Card for paying. It is sold at the dining hall checkouts (except Mensa Academica) and at the Infopoint.
If you want to eat in a dining hall with a whole group you can order “Mensa Coins”. With this cashless payment system you receive an invoice after your visit.
Card balances may be paid off at any time. However, the card is then permanently blocked and loses its validity. The period of limitation is three years. The limitation period begins at the end of the year and is 3 three years. Payouts are made exclusively at the Infopoint of the Studierendenwerk.
Since July 2016, the Guest Card costs 2 €. Important information for those who already have a Guest Card: The old card can still be used without restrictions and without time limit. Holders of old Guest Cards do not have to buy a new one.
In order for our dining hall staff to distinguish which cards are refundable and which are not, the new Guest Card looks as follows: