All students enrolled at the University of Passau are entitled to a CampusCard, which, in addition to being an ID card for University purposes, serves as a semester bus pass for the buses in town and offers additional functionality. The following groups will receive a CampusCard:
- Students (including matriculated doctoral researchers),
- Exchange students
- ERASMUS exchange students
- DAAD exchange students
You have to apply for the CampusCard yourselfin Stud.IP
The card is printed by the Student Registration Office after the application has gone through. You will be notified by e-mail via Stud.IP when your card is ready. For the summer semester from mid-March/ for the wintersemester from mid-September your CampusCard will be sent by post to the German or Austrian postal address you registered with us; do not come in to pick your CampusCard up from our offices, as the CampusCards are not distributed in person. CampusCards are not sent to addresses in any other countries other than Germany or Austria. When you receive your CampusCard, it is already validated for following semester, i.e. the valid-to date 30 September 20XX (for the summer semester) and 31 March (for the winter semester) is already printed on it. You can then use this card to travel by bus within the Passau city limits from 1 April (summer semester) or 1 October (winter semester) onwards.
Personal collection of the card is only possible in exceptional cases. If you have been told to come in to pick up your card, you will be able to collect it from the teller window in the Administration Building foyer, Innstrasse 41. You will need to show us official photographic ID (i.e. passport or EU ID card) before we can hand out your CampusCard.
This procedure is constantly being adapted due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.
CampusCard collection from the teller window in the foyer of the Administration Building:
- For the time being, no personal contact is allowed.
- Printing of the CampusCards for the summer semester will start in mid-March/ for the winter semester will start in mid-September.
- Your CampusCard will be sent to the German correspondence address on our system only. The CampusCard will not be sent abroad.
- If you have an urgent request, please contact us by e-mail or telephone.
* First-semester students:
For the first semester at the University of Passau the CampusCard will be sent to you pre-validated by post only to a German address. Your card is therefore already valid for the summer semester from 1 April until 30 September/ for the winter semester from 1 October until 31 March. So you do not have to come to the university for validation.
* Students in their second or higher semester:
You can come in to validate your card at the usual validation terminals, which are now accessible. This is dependent on further developments regarding the pandemic.
Please also read the University's FAQs page on the coronavirus situation.
If you are unable to collect your CampusCard in person (e.g. during the collection dates), an alternative collection may be arranged in exceptional cases. If collection is not possible due to corona infection protection measures, the CampusCard is sent to the correspondence address stored in the system.
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 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.
- Electronic wallet
- University Library card
- Building/locker access card
For students, the CampusCard is also valid as a semester bus pass and entitles the holder to travel on the scheduled services of Verkehrsbetriebsgesellschaft Passau mbH (VBP). To use the CampusCard as a semester bus pass, the 'valid until' date, covering the current semester, must be printed on the card. This is done when your card is validated. Please always bring along a valid photographic ID when using public transport in case there are inspections.