All participating institutions:
Technische Hochschule Köln
Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln
CBS International Business School
Hochschule für Musik & Tanz Köln
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen
HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
ifs internationale filmhochschule Köln
iba Internationale Berufsakademie Köln
KDA – Kölner Design Akademie
ISM International School of Management
IB Hochschule für Gesundheit und Soziales
HSD Hochschule Döpfer
ecosign/Akademie für Gestaltung
Kölner Hochschule für Katholische Theologie
Register via app or website. You will receive the PIN for your customer account via SMS.
Link your VRS chip card in your customer account under Partners by entering your chip card number and your age. Now verify your chip card once by using it as a rental medium at least for the first rental. Learn more at How it works. You will then be able to cycle at a reduced rate for this and subsequent rentals.
Register with your student email address via app or website. You will be sent your PIN for your customer account via SMS and a confirmation link via email. After verification your account will be automatically activated.
You‘ve already registered with nextbike or KVB-Rad but didn't use your student email address? Simply update your email addresss in your customer account and confirm the link that is sent to this email address.
Students cycle at the VRS tariff. The first 30 minutes of each rental are free of charge. Every additional 30 minutes cost 1€, the daily rate for one rental up to 24 hours is 9€.
You can use a single account to rent up to four bikes at once. The aforementioned benefits will however only apply to the first bike. This means you will be charged at the basic rate for each additional bike.
The conditions only apply to the KVB-Rad. In other cities the local tariffs apply.
*Registration is free of charge. Since use beyond the free minutes is subject to payment, nextbike is forced to use the wording "order subject to payment". If you exceed the free minutes, your account will initially be blocked. As soon as you deposit a means of payment (credit card/direct debit/Paypal), your account will be unlocked again.