When you enrol at the beginning of your degree course, you will be given a Student ID card. This card will be needed for pretty much everything, so you should always have it with you.
The Student ID card is a blue chip card which has multiple functions. It is, for example ...
Your chip card also gives you access to the main building in Cologne through the rear entrance, as well as access to the WIZ in Dagobertstraße, the IT room in the library.
Please note: Every semester, once you have reregistered, you will also need to re-validate your card for the coming semester. There is a machine for this purpose, located next to Room 2 at the rear exit of the University.
For assistance with new, defective or lost chip cards, please contact the IT department.
You can send an email to: Chipkarte(at)hfmt-koeln(dot)de
The department’s office hours are 11:00 to 12:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 204 on the second floor of the building at Theodor-Heuss-Ring. At HfMT, please ask for Personnel/Finance/IT.
If you are experiencing problems with your chip card, please get in touch using: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can top-up your Student ID card with credit using your EC card. There are machines for this purpose located in the canteen and near the computer terminals in the university foyer. Alternatively, you can top-up the card with cash in the cafeteria (minimum Euro 5)
Once your card has credit on it, you can also use it for the university photocopiers. You will find these on the mezzanine level, on the left around the corner from the lifts, and in the library. Copies cost Euro 0.05 (A4), or Euro 0.10 (A3).
On the reverse side of the chip card, you will find your lender number for the library. You can use this to borrow books and sheet music from the library or order them online. Further details can be found in the library on the 4th floor, or in the local libraries at the Aachen and Wuppertal sites.
The Semester ticket allows you free bus and train travel throughout the whole NRW area. You will receive two different tickets which are valid for different zones.
1. THE VRS, VRR AND AVV TICKET
2. THE NRW TICKET