Cash-free payment

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Students at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Technical University Munich as well as the Weihenstephan, Munich and Rosenheim Universites of Applied Sciences can use their Student Card to make cash-free payments. All other guests can use the Legic Card, which is also used as a means of payment for many of the universities' devices and machines. Cash payment is possible at certain individual locations. More information can be found under gastronomic services. A student Legic Card is only available for students matriculated at one of the universities the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern is in charge of.

The Legic Card

Quick and Efficient

The Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern’s Legic Card is a multifunctional card used primarily to enable cash-free payment. It does not require direct contact and can therefore generally remain in your wallet. All you need to do is simply hold your wallet up against the card reader.


Possible Uses and Payment

The Legic Card can be used as a means of payment in all canteens, StuBistrosMensa, StuCafés, StuLounges and in most of the espresso bars. It can also be used at a large number of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern’s vending machines to purchase drinks, snacks and ice cream. Refunds for empty bottles can also be transferred back onto your Legic Card. Additionally, many photocopiers, scanners and printers in various parts of the libraries of the Technical University, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität as well as the Munich and Rosenheim Universities of Applied Sciences are also equipped with a Legic Card reader.


Purchase and validity

The Legic Card can be purchased and also returned at any of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern’s infopoints or service offices, which are generally located in the entrance area of the canteens. Our employees will be pleased to answer any questions concerning the usage of the card or offer their help should any problems occur. The cards can also be acquired at the cash desks in our StuBistrosMensa, StuCafés und StuLounges. The Legic Card is valid only for a limited period of time, but can be extended upon providing your certificate of matriculation or staff ID card. We can not give you a receipt when the card is being purchased, but you will receive receipts once you start spending your credit, e.g. at a canteen’s cash desk.


Price and topping up

The Legic Card can be purchased for 12 euros. The Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern will keep 7 euros as a deposit and 5 euros will be available as initial credit on the card, so you will be able to start using your card immediately. You can top up your Legic Card with cash (5, 10, 20 or 50 euro notes) at the loading stations. Hold your card up against the card reader, follow the instructions on the screen and be sure to wait until your new balance is displayed. There is now also the possibility of topping up your card automatically by means of direct debit. Further information is available here.


If You Lose Your Legic Card

For privacy reasons, the cards are not personalized. It is therefore advisable that you take a note of your 6-digit card number, e.g. in your mobile. Should you lose your card, you will be asked at the infopoint to provide your card number in order to lock the card. If a card is found and handed in, the number also makes it possible to verify the owner of the card and thus to return it.


Returning Your Legic Card

Should you no longer require your Legic Card, you can return it at one of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern’s infopoints or service offices.  Please note that the card must be undamaged so that the deposit can be repayed. For the yellow and red Legic Card you will receive 7 euros deposit back, for all others 6 euros. For cards of the Munich University of Applied Sciences (containing a magnetic strip) you will receive 7.50 euros deposit back.


Top up your card in no time at all

Thanks to Autoload you no longer need to worry about whether you have enough money on your card. As soon as your balance falls below a certain value when using Autoload, your card will be automatically topped up at the cash desk by means of direct debit. You can decide for yourself at what minimum what amount will automatically be uploaded onto your card!

For example: your minimum credit is set to 5 euros, while the amount added is set to 20 Euros.

Your current balance is 7 euros. You are queuing up at the cash desk and want to pay the 3 euros for your meal. Your balance would then drop to 4 euros. This would be below your determined minimum amount of credit! The cash desk will register this and automatically activate 20 euros to be added to your card. You will receive a receipt containing the details of the debit. The cash will be withdrawn from your account after a few days.

The advantages

1. There will always be enough credit on your card - in a very convenient way!

2. No queuing up at the loading stations!

3. No need to constantly monitor your credit!

4. Less delay at the cash desks!

Data protection

More information on handling data related to cash-free payment can be found at

FAQ - Autoload


What does Autoload mean?

Autoload means that new credit will be put onto your card as soon as it falls below a certain threshold. This takes place via direct debit and you will no longer need to top up your card at a charging station. As a result, you will always have sufficient credit on your card!

How can I register for Autoload?

Registering takes place at the infopoints and amounts to an application to the SEPA Direct Debit Scheme, which grants permission to make withdrawals from your account. This requires you to bring your bank card and canteen card (Legic Card / StudentCard). For the SEPA Direct Debit Scheme you must also provide an address and proof of residence.

Why can the card only be recharged once every day?

In order to prevent fraud and for your own safety, your card can only be automatically recharged once each day. You will however still be able to top up your card at the cash loading stations.

Why won't the vending machines automatically top up my card?

Cards are only automatically topped up at the cash registers, as the vending machines unfortunately are not connected to the Autoload service.

What happens if I top up my card without having enough money on my bank account?

Should the Studierendenwerk receive a return debit note, the card will be blocked and you will be required to go to an infopoint to have it unblocked again.

When exactly will my card be automatically topped up?

Topping up your card via Autoload can only be carried out when paying at a cash register. This happens the moment your balance drops below the value you specified.


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