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Student identity card as access card

Student identity card
Your student card is your ID when you must document, that you are a student at Aarhus University.

It is particularly important that you bring your student card to examinations.

In connection with your admission to the degree program, you must upload a photo via the Self-service and order a student card. Your student identity card will be posted directly to your private home address.

If you loose your student card and need a replacement, you must order a new card via the Self-Service.

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Your student card in itself does not document that you are an active student at Aarhus University. To document this, you need a confirmation of your admission. You can print a copy of your confirmation of admission at the Self-service.

It is a good idea always to carry your student card with an updated confirmation of your admission.

Student identity card as access card

As a student, you can access Aarhus University everywhere during opening hours. Outside ordinary opening hours, you can access the university with your student card, if it has been activated as an access card. You hold the card in front of the card reader/swipe it through the card reader and press your PIN code followed by #.

Please note

  • Your student card/access card is personal and may not be handed over to others.
  • You are not allowed to have more than one student card. If you register more than one student card as access card, the oldest or the card that is not used will be deleted from the access systems.
  • The access permission is valid for 1 year, after which you can apply for a renewal by filling in and submitting the online form again. You will receive a warning e-mail before your access permission expires.
  • The PIN code must not be 1234, four identical digits or start with 0 (zero).
  • Only AU students holding an access card are permitted to access the university outside opening hours.
  • Do not let other persons enter the buildings with your card.
  • The doors must not be blocked in that this will activate the alarm system and make it possible for unauthorized persons to enter. If a door is blocked, a high beeping sound will appear.
  • The access card can be used for selected study areas at Katrinebjerg and Navitas, see overview.
  • If your card is damaged or does not work, you must contact the local building services office to explain the problem. You must inform your name, student number, card number and telephone number. See contact box to the right.
  • If the card is lost, the card must be blocked at the the local building services office and you must order a new one via Self-service. When you receive your new card, you must activate it as an access card again by filling in and submitting the online form.

When you have received your studentcard by mail, you can activate your card as an access card by filling in and submitting this online form.

Normally, your card will be activated within 7 working days. You will not receive a confirmation of the activation, but at Navitas you can make a check at the door next to the main entrance, see map. In connection with the start of term, it may take one to two weeks before your card is activated.

Access to special rooms
To access the laboratories, you must contact your teacher.


Aarhus University's insurance does not cover your personal belongings. Therefore, we recommend that you take out an accident insurance covering you 24 hours. If you cause injury or damage to others or their property, you are personally liable for paying compensation unless you have taken out an insurance to cover such claims.


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