Ticket for pre-courses (Vorkursticket)

Pre-courses are courses which take place before the official semester starts. If you taking part in a pre-course at the University of Duisburg-Essen before you start your first semester, you might be interested in the Vorkursticket.

  • All first-year students who attend preliminary courses registered by the university that take place before the start of the semester are entitled to the ticket.
  • It is valid for the entire vrr interconnected area (price level D).
  • It is valid for 30 days, whereby the first day of validity can be chosen freely, e.g. from August 10 to September 9 inclusive.
  • It is personal and therefore not transferable
  • It is possible to take a bicycle with you all day long. One person can travel with you for free on Monday to Friday from 7 p.m. as well as all day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  • It is only ever offered in the two months before the beginning of each semester.

How to get the Vorkursticket

In general, the Vorkursticket can only be purchased during the two months before the start of the semester. As soon as the Semesterticket is valid, you don’t need a Vorkursticket anymore.
To be able to purchase the Vorkursticket, you need a signed proof of eligibility. The Servicepoint at the AStA will sign the proof of eligibility if you present a (provisional) certificate of enrollment. You can download the certificate of enrollment in the HISinOne portal after you have enrolled.
You can receive the signed proof of eligibility by mail. To receive it via mail, you only have to send an e-mail to semesterticket[at]asta-due.de.
Please attach a (preliminary) certificate of enrollment as well as a pdf-attachment and include your postal address in the body of the mail.
With the signed certificate of eligibility, you can then buy the pre-course ticket at any VRR sales point.
If your pre-course lasts longer than the 30 days in which the ticket is valid and the regular Semesterticket is not yet valid, you can buy the pre-course ticket a second time. All you have to do is present the first pre-course ticket as proof at the VRR sales points.
If you can’t make it to the AStA before the start of the pre-course, then the lecturers of the pre-course will sign the proof of eligibility on presentation of the (provisional) certificate of enrollment.

If you have any questions, please contact semesterticket[at]asta-due.de.