Management of StudiesStudent ID
Heidelberg University provides its students with a multifunctional student ID. This card identifies the holder as a student of Heidelberg University. The ID card combines authentication or login services and payment functions. The ID is - until the summer semester 2023 - also a free pass for public transport with the Rhine-Neckar Transport Association (VRN) in the VRN area without Western Palatinate (Westpfalz) on weekdays from 7pm and all weekend.
The student ID is used for the following:
- University computer centre and library services that require an ID or login
- University library card
- Payment card for student services (cafeteria, copier, etc.)
The ID is - until summer semester 2023 - also a free pass for public transport with the Rhine-Neckar Transport Association (VRN) in the VRN area without Western Palatinate (Westpfalz) on weekdays from 7pm and all weekend.
General information on the student identity card
The personal student ID is issued on enrolment.
Not earlier than five working days after you received and activated your Uni-ID, you can pick up your student ID card in person and on presentation of a valid photo ID (i.e. identity card or passport). Dispatch by post is not possible. You can collect your student ID card during the following times
Mon to Thurs 10 am – 4 pm and Fri 10 am – 2 pm
at the University Administration, Seminarstraße 2, 69117 Heidelberg.
Please note: You can only pick up your student ID card in person if your place of study is Heidelberg University or the Mannheim Medical Faculty at Heidelberg University. If your place of study is Heilbronn or Göttingen, you will receive your student ID card by post. If you are an auditing student affiliated with a different university, a guest auditor, a pupil student or if you are not entitled to a student ID card for any other reason, you will not receive a student ID card.
The student card must be validated by the student after it has been issued and after each re-registration. The semester period is indicated on the thermal strip of the student card. The validation devices are located in the service portal of central university administration and the main cafeteria in Neuenheimer Feld.
Student ID got lost?!
Found student IDs can be picked up at the service portal on presentation of an identity card.
You will be informed by the student administration about the found student identity card by e-mail as soon as we receive it!
Please note that it may take a few days for the student ID cards to be delivered from the location where they were found.
Information on travel tickets in the Rhine-Neckar public transport system (VRN)
On evenings, weekends and holidays, a personalised and valid student ID from Heidelberg University is recognised as a free pass on public transport. This applies Monday through Friday from 7pm and all day on weekends and holidays for public transport by the Rhine-Neckar Transport Association (VRN) in the VRN area without Western Palatinate (Westpfalz). As of the winter semester 2023/24, this regulation no longer applies.