Mecenat and public transportation discounts in Gothenburg
The mecenat card gives you plenty of student discounts and also serves as your membership certificate for the student union. Download the Mecenatapp to your phone and you always have access to current discounts. The card in the app receives a Göta studentkår logo when you become a memberAt the University of Gothenburg, as a student union, we automatically order a Mecenat card for you. Your card is ordered after you become a member. You need to be registered for courses for the current semester in order for a card to be ordered. Your digital card is created the working day after you become a member. If you are not a member of the union, the union's order of the card delays a few weeks into the semester.
The symbols on the bottom right of the card shows you which discounts you have. The middle one gives you the Västtrafik discount.
Student discount on Västtrafik – the public transport system
As a student you are entitled to a student discount on Västtrafik! The student discount means that you can buy your period ticket at youth price, so you should choose the option "youth ticket". The student discount applies when you buy 30-, 90- and 365-day period tickets and you get a 25% discount.
To be able to travel with the student discount you need to have your digital mecenat card in the mecenat app with the student travel symbol on the card. The student travel symbol is not printed on physical cards. In ticket control when traveling with Västtrafik, you show your ticket and your student identification. If necessary, you may also need to show your ID.
How much do I need to study in order to get a discount on västtrafik?
To receive the Student Travel Symbol on your mecenat card, you must study with at least 50% study scope during the semester and for at least 10 weeks during the semester at university, college or other education that is eligible for study funding from the Central Student Aid Committee (CSN).
At the University / University this corresponds to at least 15 credits.