Students receive personalised CampusCards, which serve as student ID cards. The following groups will receive a CampusCard/student ID card:
- exchange students
- ERASMUS exchange students
- DAAD exchange students
The CampusCard offers the following functions:
- student ID (requires validation at a card validation terminal)
- electronic wallet to pay for refectory and cafeteria meals
- electronic wallet for the printer-copiers on campus
- library user card
- locker access
- access card for the Sports Centre turnstiles
- access card for specific buildings (please apply separately to enable this function)
- access card for the student car park, Innstrasse 27/29 (please apply separately to enable this function)
- semester bus pass (requires validation at a card validation terminal)
To obtain a CampusCard, you first have to request it in Stud.IP. If you have applied for a place at more than one university and are not certain you will be studying in Passau, then please wait with requesting your CampusCard until you are sure you will be joining the University of Passau.
After submitting your CampusCard registration you will need to wait for a short period for it to be printed; you will be notified in Stud.IP and by e-mail when it is ready for collection (please see below for the collection dates). When coming in to collect your card, you should bring along your signed receipt confirmation (see e-mail and Stud.IP notification) as well as an official photographic ID, i.e. your passport, European identity card or driving licence.
Important: Once you have received your CampusCard you should get the 'valid until' date printed onto your card at one of the validation terminals straight away. Once this has been done, you can use your CampusCard as a bus pass in town for the current semester.
- New cards will be issued to students starting out on their degree programme from 30 September to 11 October 2019, Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in room 001 of the IT Centre building (ITZ, Innstrasse 43)
- Replacement cards and new cards for those in higher semesters are issued from the teller window in the foyer of the Administration building (Innstrasse 41) from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, throughout the semester.
If you are unable to come in during the collection times, an alternative collection appointment may, exceptionally, be arranged.
You may ask someone else to fetch the CampusCard for you. To do so, you will need to authorise that person to act on your behalf (proxy). Your proxy must prove his or her identity, e.g. by showing his/her passport. Moreover, he/she should bring along the following documents:
- the signed receipt confirmation from Stud.IP (signed by the card applicant)
- a copy of the identity page of the card applicant’s passport (EU nationals may use their national ID card)
- the card applicant's written authorisation signed by the card applicant
You can download an authorisation form which you can fill in on your computer and print out.
We will only post the CampusCard to you in exceptional circumstances and only within Germany. If you need your card sent to you by post, you will need to provide:
- a letter requesting that the card be posted, explaining why this is necessary and providing suitable proof, e.g. a doctor's note
- receipt confirmation from Stud.IP (signed by the card applicant)
- a copy of the identity page of the card applicant's passport (EU nationals may use their official ID card) – this will be returned together with the CampusCard
- a stamped self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) in 'DIN lang' format (110×220 mm), non-windowed
- Please make sure you write your return address legibly and also consider whether our address up to date and your name is written on your letterbox, etc.
- Also, ensure the SASE is stamped correctly: ‘Kompaktbrief’ (0.85 euros postage) ‘mit Einschreiben’ (confirmed delivery; this service costs an additional 2.50 euros). You can do this via the Deutsche Post website (available only in German) or at a local post office. The CampusCard will not be sent to you by post if:
- you submitted an incomplete application
- you indicated a delivery address that lies outside Germany
- you did not affix the correct stamps to the SASE or did not use 'Kompaktbrief' and the 'mit Einschreiben' service
For organisational reasons letters are sent out only once per week.
At the start of the semester you should validate your card at one of the validation terminals. Only then is your card valid as a semester bus pass or student ID, e.g. in examinations.
Returning students who wish to use their CampusCard as a bus pass should wait with validation until 31 March or 30 September, as the case may be. This ensures that the card, with the previous 'valid until' date printed on, is still valid on buses until the official last day of the semester.
New students can validate their cards right away.
The validation terminals are located in the following buildings:
- Administration building (VW, Innstrasse 41), ground floor
- Refectory (M, Innstrasse 29), foyer
- Business Administration and Economics building, (WIWI, Innstrasse 27)
- Nikolakloster building (NK, Innstrasse 40)