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Student number and university card

You will receive the university card once. The card remains valid until the end of your registration period. The university card can be used:

  • at the tea and coffee machines,
  • at the printers and photocopiers, to borrow books from the University Library,
  • as proof of identity when you register for and sit exams,
  • to use the facilities of the Sports Centre ACLO, provided you bought your ACLO Card.

In the weeks before your arrival to Groningen, the university's central student administration will send you an email that includes your student number. In this email message you will also find instructions how to upload your passport photograph for your student card. Once you uploaded your picture, it will show up in Progress. After uploading your photograph, it takes about 3 weeks to process your picture and produce your university card. During the faculty introduction, we will issue your student card.

Upload photo

Your University card will include a photo and you will need to upload this photo yourself. During the faculty's study start day you will receive a package that includes your student card - but only if you uploaded your photograph (in time). It is your own responsibility to upload your photograph in time since your student card cannot be produced without it! Please upload your photo via:

For more information see manual How to upload your photo for your university card.


If you experience any IT problems or you have a question with regards to uploading your photograph, you may need to contact the IT department of the university.

Information Services which is located in the Academy Building, is responsible for the production of your student card. If you uploaded your photograph, but did not yet receive your card, please visit the USD.Information Services will then check the status of your card. Please visit their website to view their opening hours and address.

Deposit money on your university card

You can deposit money on your university card via myPrint.

Lost and theft

If you lose your university card or if it is stolen:

Please note that once your university card has been blocked, the card can not be unblocked. You must request a new University card.

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Last modified:05 December 2019 1.43 p.m.