With the ISIC (International Student Identity Card), students can present their ID internationally and save money worldwide at the same time. Upon presentation of the card at participating institutions and organisations, the holder can receive attractive discounts. The ISIC costs 15 euros and is valid for twelve months from the date of issue.
Registration Contact the Seezeit Service Center in Konstanz. Please bring the following items with you: passport photo; current enrolment certificate or student ID; ID card, passport or driving licence and 15 euros in cash.
You can also get the ISIC at the AStA (General Students’ Committee) at Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG), the AStA at University of Applied Sciences Weingarten and the AStA at University of Education Weingarten. Alternatively, you can apply for the ISIC online.
People who are in receipt of social benefits can apply for exemption from payment obligations. This applies, for example, to BAföG recipients who are no longer living with their parents. The application forms can be obtained online or be collected from the Seezeit Service Center. The application form must be accompanied by a certified copy of your BAföG notification. If you live in a shared flat, you must also provide the names of your cohabitants.
Please note: the issue date of the BAföG is highly significant. The application for exemption must be submitted with the notification within two months. In the event that the application is received beyond the two month time frame, the exemption or discount will only come into effect from the month following receipt of the application at the fee collections department of ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandfunk.
The Konstanz social and nursing family pass allows recipients of unemployment benefit II and income support to obtain various discounts at municipal facilities. Residents whose household is receiving housing benefit or child allowance can also apply for the social pass.
Current discounts with the social pass:
Discounted travel on public transport operated by Stadtwerke Konstanz
Children’s rate for visits to municipal swimming pools (indoor and outdoor)
Discounts on cultural events, concerts and theatre visits
Discounts on holiday programmes for minors
Discounts on adult education centre activities
Südkurier – monthly subscription at a special rate
The Telekom social tariff is based on the conditions regarding exemption from TV and radio licence fees. The completed application form must be accompanied by a copy of a certificate proving exemption from TV and radio licence fees and/or a copy of a BAföG notification. You can request an application form online.
You are awarded the social tariff if you are exempt from TV and radio licence fees and/or you are entitled to receive BAföG. It is better to apply for exemption from TV and radio licence fees before applying for the social tariff.
Some caution is necessary when living in shared accommodation - you must normally be the sole subscriber if you want to receive the social tariff without any difficulties.
In order to be given state subsidised social housing, you require a ‘Wohnberechtigungsschein’ (certificate of eligibility for public housing). Just as with other low-income groups, student parents have the right to be issued with a ‘Wohnberechtigungsschein’ as a matter of urgency. ID and proof of income are required to apply for this.
Students with a severely disabled pass who can use public transport free of charge can have the solidarity fee for the semester ticket refunded. The informal application must be submitted to the Service Center at the latest on the day before the start of the semester, see § 4, paragraph 2 of the contribution regulations.