We offer you a wide range of menus depending on your location. Choose your refectory:
You can easily use your student/employee pass or your refectory card to make payments at our refectories and cafeterias and at all vending machines.
You can discover how the system works here.
Events & catering service
The Studierendenwerk has been offering professional catering and party services for events for several years.
Our team is ready to advise you on any occasion – ranging from small seminars to graduate celebrations and even major conferences.
Our quality guidelines
In its refectories and cafeterias, the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim follows the guidelines that have been jointly drawn up by the general Deutsches Studentenwerk (German National Association for Student Affairs or DSW) and in cooperation with the Deutsches Institut für Gemeinschaftsgastronomie (German Institute for Public Catering).
Under the mensaVital brand, many student unions throughout Germany now offer dishes that are particularly gentle on vitamins and low in fat – with natural ingredients without flavour enhancers.
Allergens and additives
The 14 most common allergens have been labelled at the refectories and cafeterias by the Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim since 2014.
The most frequent FAQs
Where does the food com from?
The Studierendenwerk purchases a great deal of food from regional distributors – e.g. fresh meat and sausage products, fresh fruit and vegetables or bakery products. The Studierendenwerk exclusively uses MSC-certified items for fish dishes – i.e. products from fishing companies that meet the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) environmental standard for sustainable fishing. All the eggs used come from chickens that are not cooped up in cages. The Studierendenwerk also offers meals with organic products.
What about freshness and quality?
The Studierendenwerk pays attention to top quality and freshness in food items at all times. Meat and sausages, dairy items, bakery products and fresh fruit and vegetables are supplied daily.
Are there vegetarian and vegan dishes too?
Yes. There is an alternative vegetarian menu in each refectory every day. Vegetarian dishes are also available as optional meals every day. There is also a salad buffet or a salad dish on the menu.
In all larger refectories, you can choose between a vegetarian and a vegan option every day, including the MensaVital menu.
How do I know whether there are allergens or additives in certain products?
The 14 allergens needing to be labelled have abbreviations consisting of letters, while the additives needing to be marked are shown with numbers. Visitors to our refectories will find the markings on monitors and/or notices at each serving point every day.
If you have any questions or need some clarification, please get in touch with the responsible refectory manager on the spot.
You can find more information about allergen markings here.
How and where can I top up my student/employee pass?
The simplest and easiest way to top up your card is by using Autoload. You can replenish the credit on your student/employee pass directly at the till as soon as the card credit falls below a certain set limit.
You can use the EC card to revalue your student/staff ID card at the revalue machines using an EC card in all major Studierendenwerk facilities. You do not need to enter your PIN code for this (ELV procedure). The minimum amount that can be revalorised using an EC card is €5.00, the highest amount is €50.00.
In addition, it is possible to revalue directly at certain cash registers using an EC or credit card or Google-Pay, Apple-Pay.
Cash revalue is possible at the University Library in Tübingen. The cash revalue machine is located in the back of the foyer near the lockers. It accepts bills in denominations of 5, 10, 20, and 50 €.
We offer companies, university groups and higher education institutions the opportunity to advertise in the refectories of the Studierendenwerk.
Our InfoPoints will be glad to help you with questions about card payments and other matters.
International refectory week in Reutlingen
From Russian to Italian to Asian: Under the motto " Refectory International", international dishes will be on the menu of the Reutlingen refectory for one week from 24 to 28 April 2023.
at 8 sites*
at 8 sites*
in the university catering department*