Information about the 9-Euro-Ticket for students

As part of the relief package, the German government has announced the 9-Euro-Ticket, which will make it possible to use public transportation throughout Germany at a price of 9 euros in the months of June, July and August 2022.     

The good news is that the 9-euro rule also applies to the semester ticket. In the months mentioned, the price of the semester ticket will therefore be adjusted to 9 euros per calendar month and can be used throughout Germany on local public transport in 2nd class from June to August. The ticket is not valid on long-distance trains (e.g. IC, EC, ICE) and long-distance buses.  

Please note that the existing rules for taking people with you (see semester ticket FAQ: “Can I take an extra person with me without them paying for a ticket?” and “Can I take my bicycle on public transit with the semester ticket?”) do not apply beyond the usual regional area.  

Important for you: You do not have to apply for or buy an extra ticket, but you can use the semester ticket throughout Germany.  

At the moment it is not yet entirely clear how the reduction will be handled and passed on to you. We are working hard with the university and the public transportation companies to find a solution and will inform you as soon as we know more.   

General information about the 9-Euro-Ticket can be found at

SHK representation

The elected representation for the interests of the student assistants Sabine Gockel, Timo Heinze and Benjamin Riepegerste is the contact person for any questions concerning the employment relationship SHK at the University of Paderborn. This can be questions about the contract or vacation or difficulties as well as complaints in the employment relationship or environment.

They can advise you, refer you to the right contact person or clarify issues. You can reach them by mail or in their office hours by appointment every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in room P.1.3.36.

You can find more information here.


Ticket refund opportunity again 🌻🎫

On February 22nd and 23rd we will once again refund tickets for the AStA Summer Festival from 11 am to 2 pm. The event will take place in our AStA conference room ME U 639. You will find it if you take the lower entrance of the Mensa building (see 2nd picture), turn left and then take the 2nd door on the left. Please make sure to book an appointment here and show up on time. Please make one of the two appointments if you want to return tickets (friends can also do this for you), as there are currently no other return options planned.

Please remember your proof of 3G which you have to show at the entrance.

Thank you!

Collection of old equipment for a good cause

From 15.11. to 23.12. you can hand in old, broken or discarded cell phones (key phones & smartphones) at these collection points, among others at our AStA Service and at the AStA Stadtcampus. There are extra collection bins there for this purpose. For each cell phone collected, €1 will be donated to the "Lichtblicke" campaign. Please remember to set the devices to factory settings beforehand. If this does not happen, a certified deletion of the data on the device will be carried out. Cell phones contain plastic, glass and ceramics as well as many valuable metals that can be recycled. Therefore, go in search of your old cell phones, do something good for the environment and support the great fundraiser!

Digital proof of 3G

Since we, like many other students, were not really happy with the permanent band solution for checking the 3G proof, our responsibles Leon, Moritz and Leo have been working intensively on a digital solution and developed an app in the last weeks, which can now be shown instead of the permanent or daily band and thus allows a check without external visibility of the immunization.

Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, 10.11.2021), our app "Digitaler 3G-Nachweis" can now be used instead of the wristbands to visit courses, the canteens and the library.

How does it work?

  1. Download the app from Google PlayStore/App Store
  2. Go to the accreditation tent at the main entrance next to Q
  3. Show 3G credentials and photo ID
  4. 3G service generates an individual QR code
  5. Scan QR code with app "Digitaler 3G-Nachweis"

-> A moving image with day-valid band color will appear in the app, which you can then show when entering the lecture hall, refectory and co.

More technical information:

An individual QR code is generated by the 3G service from the information in the official 3G proof. To do this, the 3G service uses the app "Digitaler 3G-Manager" - a more extensive version of the app with a password-protected user login. The QR code generated in this way can then be scanned with the QR code scanner of the "Digitaler 3G-Nachweis" app.

Once the QR code has been scanned, the app displays a neutral indication of the 3G status: A moving image appears with a band color that is valid for the day; the time runs every second, which prevents simple screenshot deceptions. It is not recognizable which type of 3G the detection is based on. The detection image in the app is identical in all three cases (recovered, vaccinated, tested). If the validity period of the 3G proof expires (e.g. during tests), the digital proof in the app also expires. Likewise, the digital proof can be deleted manually. Personal data is not stored. In the event of expiry, re-accreditation is necessary in order to obtain digital proof again.

For more information on the "Digitaler 3G-Nachweis" app, including download links for Android and iOS, privacy notices and system requirements, please visit the following link:

In order to counteract improper use of the app, it is necessary to carry out random checks. Thereby, the correctness of the digital proof is checked at the lecture halls and seminar rooms by the 3G service. In this case, the official 3G proof and a photo ID must be presented. Please make sure that you have these documents with you at all times. Random checks at lecture halls and seminar rooms will also be introduced for wearers of a permanent wristband.

The permanent wristbands will continue to be offered by the university alongside the digital solution.

A migration of the app into one of our existing apps was unfortunately not feasible for practical, data protection, technical as well as time reasons.

Below you will find a screenshot of a digital proof. The proof always shows the daily valid ribbon color - this is automatically updated every day at 0 o'clock. Since many university members will presumably use the digital proof in the future, the persons controlling the courses as well as the cafeterias and the library must also be aware of the digital proof.

AStA Sommerfestival Ticket Return

Dear Festivalists,  

these past 18 months have truly been the most exhausting in the history of the AStA Summer Festival. The double cancellation in 2020 and 2021 was not only hard to bear from an organizational perspective, but also from a student perspective our hearts are still bleeding in the AStA.  

Many of us and you are still holding tickets that we bought late in 2019 or early in 2020 full of anticipation for an ecstatic campus party – maybe even the first of its kind in the course of our studies.   

And then this: a pandemic that not only represents a disruption with serious consequences in all of our daily lives, but was also an unparalleled caesura for the university as well as the AStA Summer Festival.  

With this statement we especially address those of you who have had to wait for almost two years and have been guarding your tickets full of hope for more colorful and better times.   

You had to endure a lot of uncertainty. Now we want to finally get this out of the way.  

Will my ticket still be valid for the next AStA Summer Festival – no matter if in 2022 or later?  

No. Since we will be organizing the next festival together with a new agency, a clean cut is the most practical solution from an organizational and financial perspective at this point in time. All of you who still hold one or more tickets can have them refunded. Until now, this refund has always been done by the previous agency, but from now on, we as AStA will take over the rights and obligations regarding the tickets for the summer festivals 2020 and 2021 that have been sold and not returned so far. For this purpose, we want to organize a larger refund event on the lawn in front of the G lecture hall on 16.11.2021 and on 23.11.2021 from 10 am – 4 pm respectively. Please book yourself an appointment for this here.  

Is it still possible to donate the ticket like in summer 2020? 

There are no plans for a donation campaign like in summer 2020. However, if you decide to waive your right to a refund, the AStA would be extremely grateful. You can perhaps imagine that the now completed legal settlement was also financially draining. However, since we do not want to pass on this financial burden to you, we will refund all tickets where this is requested, as this is your right.  

What if I lost my ticket or can’t find it again?  

Unfortunately, we can only refund tickets that we can subsequently validate. Without the ticket we can not refund the price.  

Kind regards and thank you for patience & understanding!

Your AStA 

Next On-Campus Vaccination Event on 14 October

Shortly after the start of lectures and the large-scale return to face-to-face teaching, Paderborn University in cooperation with the district of Paderborn is once again offering a barrier-free vaccination event. This will take place on 14 October between 10:30 and 16:00 in the I-building (first floor).

Here, students, prospective students, employees, and people interested in getting vaccinated can easily get their shot against Covid-19 without having to book an appointment in advance. As with previous events, you can choose between vaccines from BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson.

If you choose the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, a single shot is sufficient for immunization. With the vaccine from BioNTech, you can get your first or second shot at this event. The prerequisite for the second vaccination is that the first shot was at least three weeks prior to 14 October.

If you want to take advantage of this offer, please bring a photo ID, your health insurance card and – if available – your vaccination card. You can view the corresponding information poster here.

Campuswald - Plant Trees by Running

Campuswald – Plant Trees by Running

Together with the Hochschulsport we have a very special campaign planned for the time from 11 October to 4 November. Together with you, we want to accomplish something for our collective fitness and health and simultaneously for the environment. We want to collect kilometers for the Campuswald campaign!

What for? It’s simple: Trees are planted for kilometers run. The collected kilometers are recorded using the app “Teamfit”. You can find it in the Google Play Store as well as the App Store. How the capture works with the app and more info you can find here. If you don’t want to use the app, just send a mail with your manually collected data to Sandra Bischof ().

Since overcoming the inner lack of motivation is often more difficult when done alone, this campaign is not limited to students only. All friends of Paderborn University can participate. You’re already a member of a running group? All the better! Then you can not only improve your personal best but also do some good for the environment.

Explore Germany with your SeTi

Explore Germany with your SeTi

From September 13th to 26th, the local transportation industry is saying Thank You with a very special campaign: During this period, students of Paderborn University will be able to upgrade their semester tickets free of charge, in order to use public transportation services nationwide. No extra costs included! You can find all relevant information about this campaign here: 

All you have to do is register for the upgrade campaign by filling out a short form. (Please note: You have the option to register for a discounted trial BahnCard25, but this is only an option and not a must). In the field “Verkehrsverbünde oder -unternehmen / Landestarife” you should pick “WestfalenTarif” or “NRW-Tarif”. After a few minutes, you will receive your upgrade ticket by e-mail, which is then valid in combination with your regular semester ticket and a photo ID. 

Before using your upgrade ticket, please read the FAQ section about the campaign! While the upgrade is valid on most public transport routes in Germany, this does not hold true for all of them. Also, while you may be able to have additional people accompany you on your ticket in one area, this may be different in others: the semester ticket is not universally valid and conditions vary from one public transportation company to another and from one Bundesland to the next. Before each trip, it is best to find out which conditions apply in which area so that you can prepare accordingly. 

Have fun with the campaign! 

PS: If you are looking for general information about the semester ticket, have a look at our SeTi site:

All you need to know about the semester ticket

Vaccination Opportunity on Campus on 5 August

Vaccination Opportunity on Campus on 5 August

The university administration in cooperation with the Paderborn vaccination center are offering an unbureaucratic vaccination opportunity (BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson possible) for all students and staff in the Q building on Thursday, August 5th (10:00-16:30h).

If you wish to take this opportunity, you don’t have to make an appointment. You can just stop by Q1 unannounced. But don’t forget to bring a valid ID, your health insurance card, and – if you have one – your vaccination card.