Information event for the referendum on the Semesterticket

By | 16. February 2024

Dear Students,

We would like to inform you about the latest developments and upcoming events regarding the semesterticket.

Get to know the Semester Ticket:

  • February 21, 16:00: Lecture Hall 1, building 26 (German)
  • February 21, 17:30: Lecture Hall 1, building 26 (English)
  • February 28, 16:00: Room 238, Building 40 (German)
  • February 28, 17:30: Room 238, Building 40 (English)

The purpose of these events is to inform you about the semester ticket vote that will take place in March and to answer any questions you may have. A video recording of the first event will be available for those unable to attend.

The future of the semester ticket: We are in the process of deciding whether to introduce a discounted Deutschlandticket at a price of €176.40 per semester (€29.40 monthly), which would raise the semester fee to €277.90, starting in the winter semester 24/25. This ticket allows unlimited use of all local and regional buses and trains throughout Germany. The alternative is to keep the current MVB ticket for Magdeburg, which is included in the current semester fee of €155.20.

Important notes:

  • It is not possible to convert the current semester ticket into a Deutschlandticket. If you wish to keep your current ticket, you must purchase the Deutschlandticket at the regular price.
  • Future price changes are possible for both ticket options. The €29.40 ticket is based on the regular price of the Deutschlandticket (about 60% of its price). The MVB ticket is based on the MVB price adjustments.
  • The current MVB ticket is limited to travel within Magdeburg.
  • The Deutschlandticket would allow nationwide mobility.

Contact for further questions: You can reach us for additional questions via email, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter).

Meaning to the student body: We believe that many of you would benefit from a Deutschlandticket, especially through simplified travel without a car and more sustainable mobility solutions. In addition, the introduction of the AI Engineering program in Saxony-Anhalt requires a uniform solution for mobility between different university locations.

Your voice counts: As a student body, we represent your interests and want to include as many voices as possible in the decision-making process. The vote on the Semesterticket is binding for all students, so your active participation in the vote is very important.

Questions and answers will also be collected here:

We look forward to your active participation and feedback!

Yours sincerely,

Dominik Babetzky

Speaker for Public Affairs