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Student identity card as key card

As a student at Aarhus University, you have access to all buildings on campus during normal opening hours. Outside opening hours, you can enter specific buildings by using your student identity card as a key card, provided that the ID card has been activated as such. See a list of the relevant buildings (find location on AU building map).

Activation: If you want to use your student ID card as a key card to Aarhus University's buildings, please complete and submit the online form below. Normally your card will be activated within 3 days. You will not receive an e-mail about this, but you can check with the local Building Services staff.* At the start of the university year, however, it may take up to one week for the card to be activated.

Students at AU Herning who need access to buildings and libraries at Campus Aarhus will have to order a supplementary student ID card for this specifik purpose at and activate it as a key card, using the online form on this page.

Reactivation and changes: After activation, the card is valid as key card for 2 years. If you wish to continue using your student ID card as a key card beyond this period, you must apply for reactivation using the form again. The form can also be used to change your PIN code.

Access to other facilities: This form does not apply to study spaces for students writing their thesis or to office spaces for student assistants and student associations. For further information on such facilities, please contact your local department secretariat.


  • The card is strictly personal and must not be handed over to anyone else.
  • The card is valid as key card for 2 years, after which it must be reactivated as key card.
  • Only students holding a key card are permitted to enter the university after closing time.
  • Do not allow anyone else access to buildings using your card.
  • Do not block the doors as that will allow unauthorised persons to enter the buildings and activate the alarm system. If a door is blocked, a loud beep sound will be heard.
  • The card gives you access to selected buildings in the Nobel Park, the University Park and at Fuglesangs Allé. For further information, please contact the local Building Services staff.*
  • If your card is damaged, please contact the local Building Services staff* and explain the problem. They will need your name, card number and phone number.
  • If you lose your card, please notify the local Building Services staff* as soon as you find out and ask them to cancel it. You can order a new student ID card via the university's self-service for students ( and have it activated by filling and submitting the form below.

*You will find your local Building Services staff here (click for location on university map):

building 2628 building 1340 building 1411 building 1443 building 1467

Online form


Has your card been activated as key card before?
Type of ID card*
The PIN must not be "1234" or start with the digit 0 (zero)
Study programme=Department*
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