The DeliCard is the cashless means of payment in the gastronomic facilities as well as in the laundromats of the Studierendenwerk Paderborn.

If the card is registered by the AStA, access to the AStA city campus is also possible.

Please note that you can also pay by EC card at our cash desks. In this case, the guest price will always be charged.

  • Entrance to the university gastronomy on the Liese-Dreyer-Weg: contact for topics such as DeliCard, event service, catering, questions or comments regarding the facilities.

  • Locations of the DeliCard rechargers: Mensa Academica between the tills, Forum, entrance area of ​​the Mensa Basilica Hamm, entrance area of ​​the Mensa Atrium Lippstadt.

  • When paying at the checkouts, the DeliCard must be left on the card reader until the process is complete. The payment process with the DeliCard only takes 1 to 2 seconds.


If your card balance is a fixed limit when you pay at the cash desk, you can charge an agreed amount with EasyLoad directly at the cash desk - without cash. You can find all Information here & in FAQ. 


When you buy your DeliCard you also get your login details for the Online-Card-Service.

Which benefits and possibilities provide the online card service? You can find all information here.

FAQs – Frequent asked questions

1. General information

How do you pay with the DeliCard?

    1. The cashier first selects the food items on the display.

    2. Place the card on the scanner.

When paying with the DeliCard, the card needs to stay on the scanner until the transaction is complete.

Please make sure that you have enough money on your DeliCard before using it.

How can I put money on the DeliCard?

Money up to 150 € can be put on your DeliCard by adding cash at a DeliCard machine or cashless by using the Easyload system.

What is Easyload?

If your balance falls short of your limit while paying at the register, Easyload allows you to add a predetermined amount of money directly at the register- all cashless.

Easyload is

  • fast
    By being able to add money to your card directly at the register cash-free, you no longer have to stand in line at the DeliCard machine. So you save time and can enjoy your meal sooner.
  • simple
    In order to use Easyload, you only have to come by once and register at the DeliCard-Service office.
  • individual
    You can determine your own 
    limit up to which you can add money to your card (minimum 10€). You can also decide on the amount that can be added (maximum 50€).  
  • transparent
    You can request a receipt each time you add money to your card at the register. You always have an overview of your transactions.

2. Adding money, balance

Where are the DeliCard machines?

Locations of DeliCard machines:

• Mensafoyer
• Mensa Academica

• Mensa Atrium Lippstadt

• Mensa Basilica Hamm

Guest DeliCards can be purchased at the DeliCard machine in the Mensa Forum.
Please insert the DeliCard all the way into the slot. The card is then kept by the machine. Then, insert the bill into the other slot. Once the value has been added, the machine will automatically return the card back to you.

Note: You can add any amount between 5€ and 150€ onto your DeliCard.

If there is a problem with adding money to the card, please go to the DeliCard Service office the next day and report the problem. Please do not forget to bring your DeliCard

How and where can I add money to the DeliCard using Easyload?

Money can be added to your DeliCard using Easyload by making a purchase at any of the cash registers.

How often may I use Easyload per day?

In order to avoid abuse and for your protection, money can be added using Easyload only once a day. You can, however, add more money using cash.

What happens when my account balance is insufficient?

Please avoid trying to add money to your DeliCard using Easyload when your bank account balance is insufficient. If you use Easyload and the bank does not honor the payment, your DeliCard will be blocked because this will cause you to have a debt with the Studierendenwerk.

To clear your debt, you may pay with cash at the DeliCard Service office and your DeliCard will then be unblocked.




How can I find out the balance on my card?

The balance of your DeliCard is shown after every transaction at the cash register.
You can also see the balance at DeliCard machines. When you put the DeliCard into the machine, your balance will be automatically displayed. To retrieve your card, press the button on the right of the display labeled „Ausgabe.“

3. Lost cards/ return cards

Where can I return the DeliCard?

You can return the undamaged DeliCard to the DeliCard Service office located in building ME, in the lower level of the Mensa Forum. The office is located at Liese-Dreyer-Weg in Paderborn.

In Hamm and Lippstadt the DeliCard may be returned to a cash register. In the Mensa ZM2 you can return the DeliCard at the Kaffeebar.

Monday- Thursday:  8:00- 15:30.
Friday:  8:00 - 12:00

What do I do, if I lose my DeliCard?

If you lose your DeliCard, the DeliCard Service office can block it for you.

In order to block a DeliCard, we will need the DeliCard serial number, located on your receipt or your SEPA direct debit mandate. If you don’t have the serial number, it may be possible to block the card using your bank account details.

If you find your card after it has been blocked, you will need to register again for Easyload.

4. Changes

Can I change my limit and the amount to add?

You can change at any time the limit and the amount to add that was determined originally at registration. In order to do this, please come by the DeliCard-Service office.

How can I change my bank details?

It is possible to change your bank details. Please come by the DeliCard-Service Office.

How can I cancel Easyload?

If you no longer wish to use Easyload, please come by the DeliCard-Service office to cancel your Easyload account. Please bring your DeliCard.


You can sign your cancellation at the office. With the cancellation of your Easyload account, the SEPA direct debit mandate will also be canceled

5. Miscellaneous

What happens with my personal information ?

The Studierendenwerk uses a data field on the DeliCard that doesn’t collect any personal information.  When paying, only the serial number of the card, the user group and the expiration date are noted.

The Easyload service also doesn’t electronically collect and save personal information like name, address, or user profile.

The DeliCard is only connected to the bank details given on the SEPA direct debit mandate, which is needed for the transaction to add money to your card. 

 Other than that, no other data is electronically saved. The Data Protection Act of North-Rhine Westphalia is strictly adhered to.






Can international students use Easyload?

Currently, Easyload is only available to those who have an account with a German bank or credit union

Any further questions?


Our staff at the DeliCard Service office will gladly help you, if you have any further questions. Questions and suggestions can also be sent to the following email address:  E-Mail schreiben