Payment in SV refectories

Important: Your UNIcard cannot be usedfor consumptions in the 'Universitätsspital Basel'(e.g. Centro/Centrino). You have still to use your old staff batch.

The UNIcard can be used to make cashless payments at various SV Schweiz AG catering establishments at the University of Basel. This applies both to the cash registers and partially to the vending machines. A list of locations with UNIcard payment options can be found here. However, you should first top up your UNIcard account with credit via Polyright Cashless. This process is described under Top up UNIcard.

Applying you UNIcard on the card reader at the SV cashier desk, the cashier automatically identifies your applicable price for student (imprint 'S'), staff (imprint 'M') or external (imprint 'E').

Your available balance on your UNIcard will allow you to pay the consumption. Partial payments with the UNIcard and cash or Twint are not possible. After applying the UNIcard to the reader for pricing validation, you can still pay by cash or Twint.

Applying the UNIcard on the reader is facultative (optional). Without applying your UNIcard to the reader, your UNIcard ID is used as photo identification for pricing validation. Applying the UNIcard to the reader helps to speed up the payment process with cash and Twint. Consequently, it is enough to show the card as legitimation in the other establishments. 

For privacy reasons, no personal information is stored at SV and at Polyright Cashless beside your provided personal account informations for the Cashless account . The use of the UNIcard serves to quickly determine the correct discount for students or employees. In case of a UNIcard payment your consumptions are registered at Polyright Cashless (amount/date/place but no product detail) and can be viewed there with your personal Cashless account (Web Browser or Cashless App).

Cash registers and vending machines with UNIcard payment function:

Restaurant BaCell'sSpitalstrasse 41, Basel
  • All cash registers in the restaurant and at the coffee bar on the first floor
  • All vending machines in the basement
Restaurant / Cafeteria UBSchönbeinstrasse 18/20, Basel
  • at the cash desk in the cafeteria
  • Coffee machine on the 4th floor
  • Coffee vending machine on the ground floor
  • (The snack machines on the 4th floor are not connected to the UNIcard payment system)
Restaurant Al DenteMattenstrasse 40, Basel
  • Cash desk of the cafeteria
  • All vending machines in the cafeteria
Department of PhysicsKlingelbergstrasse 82, Basel
  • Coffee and snack vending machine on the 3rd floor

Payment of printer and copier output (UNIprint)

Payment of printer and copier output with the UNIcard (UNIprint) will be available during spring 2019.