Notifications winter semester 2018/19

We’ve sent out the notifications for everyone from HU who applied within the regular application period for winter semester 2018/19. The subsidies will be transfered within the next 1-2 weeks, and if you asked to receive your subsidy in cash you will be able to pick it up during our office hours starting tomorrow (23.1.)

Late applications (from newly matriculated students etc.) will be processed now and you will receive your notifications and subsidies as soon as we’re done with your application, probably within a month.

We’re still working on the applications from students of KHB and will try to finish them and get the notifications out as soon as possible.

Please remember that the application period for summer semester 2019 has started and you can apply until February 28th (with a further grace period of 14 days, i.e. until March 14th).

Delayed notifications WiSe 2018/19

Unfortunately the notifications about your subsidies for winter semester 2018/19 will be delayed. Due to the university administration’s new policies regarding student employees we’ve had to deal with staff shortages and a large amount of additional efforts trying to resolve them, so as a result we were unable to make our usual December deadline. We are now planning on sending the notifications in mid-January 2019 and will try our best to transfer the subsidies before the end of the re-registration period (Rückmeldefrist), despite all these unnecessary hurdles. If that inconveniences you in any way, we are very sorry – please feel free to complain to the university administration.

Opening hours Wednesday, Oct. 31

Due to the general assembly of students our office will be closed for the first two opening hours on Wednesday, October 31st. We encourage everyone to attend the assembly, which will be held at 12am in room 2002, Unter den Linden 6. The topic is the recent behaviour of the university president and administration towards the student council/administration and student workers.

Due to a staffing shortage the office will also close an hour early.

I.e. our opening hours on Wednesday, October 31st, will be 2pm – 6pm!


Subsidies for KHB and belated applications in summer semester 2018

We have finally submitted the list of subsidies for summer semester 2018 to Kunsthochschule Weißensee for transfer, so they should be in your accounts at some point next week or the week after that – the exact date of the transfer now depends on the KHB administration.

Applications by Humboldt University students that were sent in after the regular summer semester 2018 deadline (e.g. by those newly matriculated) are still being processed and we will send out decisions as they’re being made. Unfortunately things are going a little slow due to many of us being sick, so please be patient just a little longer.

Please remember that the deadline to submit your applications for winter semester 2018/19 ends on August 14. After that we will only accept applications by those newly matriculated or if there was an important reason why you couldn’t apply on time.

Notifications for KHB sent

We finally sent out the notifications for the summer semester 2018 subsidies for Kunsthochschule Weißensee today, so please check your mail in the coming days. If everything goes according to plan, we will submit the subsidies for transfer next week, so the money should be in your accounts around the end of next week or the beginning of the week after that. Thanks for your patience!

Please remember to submit your applications for winter semester 2018/19 asap – we will accept applications up to July 31, with a grace period of 14 days (i.e. until August 14).

KHB Notifications and Application Period

The notifications for the SummerSemester 2018 for the KHB are in the works and we are doing our best to finish them as quickly as possible!

Please do not forget, that the new Application Period for the upcoming WinterSemester 18/19 is currently running and will end at the End of July!

Notifications for the SummerSemester 2018

Dear Applicants for the Semesterticket Subsidy of the HU,

notifications for the SummerSemester 2018 will – though we are in solidarity with the striking student employees – be posted by the end of June!

Unfortunately this semester we are one week late, but we are working as fast as possible so that you will receive your subsidy before the re-registration period ends.

Applications for the WinterSemester 2018/19 can be handed in right now up until the end of Juli (incl. A two week extension period).

Your Semtix

Emergency Office Hours

Due to our declaration of solidarity with the student employees‘ strike (see below) we will only offer very reduced emergency office hours from the 4th until the 16th of June 2018!

These reduced emergency office hours will be Wednesdays from 12 – 3 p.m. in the aforementioned period at our office in Berlin Mitte.

Your Semtix

EDIT: Again, we will only offer very reduced emergency office hours from the 18th of June until June 22!

These reduced emergency office hours will be Wednesdays from 12 – 3 p.m. in the aforementioned period at our office in Berlin Mitte. In Adlershof, the office hours are cancelled!


Declaration of solidarity with the current strike

The Semesterticket office of Humboldt University condemns the grotesque negotiation strategies employed by the university administrations in the talks with the TV-Stud bargaining committee, and asks them to agree to an immediate pay raise for student employees. In addition, we declare solidarity with the student employees and explicitly support the strike planned for June 4th-16th 2018.
The devaluation of academic work continues within the system. The conditions of employment for Berlin‘s more than 8000 student employees have so far been regulated by a collective wage agreement (TV Stud II). The last wage raise within this agreement dates back to 2001, almost two decades ago – even though the historical inflation since 2001, combined with the price trend in Berlin‘s housing market, has caused a significant raise in the cost of living for student employees. Despite these worsening living conditions and the continuing inflation the universities also stopped paying the Christmas bonus in 2004.
By failing to raise the wages, the responsibilities of student employees are not adequately honoured, particularly in comparision to universities in several other German states. This state of affairs is unacceptable for employees of Berlin‘s universities and in no way reflects the worth of their work.
During the latest negotiations on May 24th the employers once again refused to agree to a binding provision for raising the wages parallel to those of non-student employees in the future. They are also unwilling to raise the wages above their current offer of 12,13€ in order to reflect the loss of actual wages over many years. The universities continue to consider students second class employees and thus want to refuse them regular pay raises in the long term. Berlin‘s government has already released a joint press statement declaring that the universities have been obligated in the university contracts (Hochschulverträge) to adjust their employees‘ wages. Accordingly, the financial means have already been provided to the universities.
These cynical negotiation tactics are meant to suppress the employees‘ frustration, stringing them along for five more years and breaking the motivation for another strike. In reality, the adjustment of employment conditions to social changes, and thus a long-term raise of actual wages, has long been past due.
Through our work, the semester ticket office is particularly aware of the precarious situation many students find themselves in due to the massively increased costs of living. With this background we have decided to show solidarity with the students going on strike and offer only very reduced emergency office hours.

the Semtix