What is your study programme?

Apply for your student ID card

Last modified on 09-05-2022
If you are planning to study at the UvA, you will need to apply for a student ID card.
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What is your study programme?

You can use the card to identify yourself, borrow books in the library, gain access to bicycle parking facilities and parking garages, and pay for things.

When can I apply for my student ID card?

You can apply for your student ID card one month before the start of your studies at the UvA. You will need a UvAnetID in order to submit your application. Go to mijnuvapas.nlExternal link to upload a passport photo for your student ID card. This can prove difficult on a tablet or mobile phone, so please make sure to use a laptop or desktop computer.

Is your name spelled correctly?

Facility Services will use the information in SISExternal link to create your student ID card: your official name and surname. Has your name been recorded incorrectly in SIS? Make sure to have this adjusted before you apply for a student ID card. You can always change your first name in StudielinkExternal link under <Details>. If you do not have a Studielink account or would like to adjust your surname, send a request and a copy of your passport to the Digital Student Service Desk

When will you receive your Student ID card?

Make sure to apply for your student ID card on time. If you will be starting your studies in September and applied for your student ID card before 3 September, you will receive your card at your home address. If you have not received your student ID card by 8 September, please drop by one of the service points or contact the Facility Services Service Desk.

Are you starting your studies in February? In that case, you will receive your student ID card by 3 February at the latest. If you have not received your card by 8 February, please drop by one of the service points or contact the Facility Services Service Desk.
Did you apply for your student ID card later than 3 September or 3 February? In that case, an email will be sent to your UvA mail address (not your personal email!) to let you know when you can pick up your new student ID card at one of our service points. This process requires a valid identity document. 

For international students

Did you provide a foreign address? In that case, an email will be sent to your UvA mail address (not your personal email!) to let you know when you can pick up your new student ID card at one of our service points. This process requires a valid identity document. 

Activate your student ID card

You will need to activate your card before you can use it. Check the Activating your student ID card page to find out how.

What can I use my student ID card for?

You can use your student ID card to:

  • identify yourself for study programmes and study centres at all UvA locations (you only need a valid ID, passport or drivers’ licence in order to take part in examinations);
  • borrow books from the University Library;
  • gain access to bicycle parking facilities and parking garages;
  • receive discounts at the University Sports Centre (USC), CREA and other places;
  • payExternal link at vending machines, printers, library counters and catering locations.

Contact

Facility Services

Facility Services arranges various facilities on campus. For example, you can go there for questions about the student card, reserving rooms or facilities related to events.

Contact details