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Students at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Technical University of Munich, the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan, the HM University of Applied Sciences as well as the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences can use their Student Cards 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' vending machines and other equipment. 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 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. You can also use it for a large number of the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern’s vending machines to purchase beverages, snacks or ice cream. Refund 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 HM and Rosenheim Universities of Applied Sciences are equipped with a Legic Card reader.

Purchase and Validity

The Legic Card can be purchased and also returned at the Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern’s Infopoints or Service Offices; they are generally located in the entrance area of the canteens. Our staff at these service points will be pleased to answer any questions concerning the usage of the card or offer their help should there be any problems. The cards can also be acquired at the cash desks in our StuBistrosMensa, StuCafés and StuLounges. The Legic Card is valid only for a limited period of time, but can be extended upon providing, for instance, your certificate of matriculation. We cannot give you a receipt for purchasing the card, 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 costs 12 euros. The Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern keeps 7 euros as a deposit; 5 euros are available as initial credit on your card, so that you’ll 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 service machines. Hold your card up against the card reader, follow the instructions on the screen and wait until your new balance is displayed. There is now also the possibility of topping up your card automatically by means of direct debit. More information on Autoload can be found here.

If You Lose Your Legic Card

For privacy reasons, the cards are not personalized. We therefore advise you to take a note of your 6-digit card number; you could. for instance, save it in your phone. Should you lose your card, you’ll be asked at the Infopoint to provide your card number in order to block the card. Also, if a card is found and handed in, the number also makes it possible to verify the owner of the card and 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 in order for us to return the deposit. For a yellow or red Legic Card you’ll receive 7 euros deposit, for all others 6 euros. For cards of the HM University of Applied Sciences (containing a magnetic strip) you’ll receive 7.50 euros deposit.


Top up your card in no time at all

Thanks to Autoload you’ll no longer need to worry about whether or not 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. You can decide for yourself at what minimum what amount will be put onto your card!

For instance – your minimum credit could be set to 5 euros and the amount to 20 euros.

If your current balance is 7 euros and you’re queuing up at the cash desk to pay 3 euros for your meal, your balance would drop to 4 euros. That would be below the minimum amount of credit you decided on! The cash desk will register this and automatically add 20 euros to your card. You’ll receive a receipt containing the details of the transaction. The money will then be withdrawn from your account a few days later.


1. You’ll always have enough money on your card - without any hassle!

2. No queuing up at the service stations!

3. No need to constantly monitor your credit!

4. Less delay at the cash desks!

Data Protection

Our data privacy statement for 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 where you complete a SEPA direct debit mandate, thus authorizing us to make withdrawals from your account.  To do so, please bring along your bank card as well as your canteen card (Legic Card / StudentCard). In order to complete the SEPA direct debit mandate you must also provide an address, including proof, for instance, a valid ID which states your current address. In the case of international students whose current address is not stated on their ID, we require the student’s “Meldebescheinigung” (official proof of residence).

Should your bank account, your address or also your name change, please immediately inform the infopoint about these changes.

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. Only cash is accepted for unblocking after a returned payment. If you have any questions, please contact:



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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