Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Student ID Card

How do I get a (new) student ID card? What can I use my student ID card for? How and where do I top up credit on my student ID card? On this page you will find the answers to questions concerning your student ID card.

  • When you become a student at the AUAS, you first have to request a Student ID card. For this you need an AUAS-ID (every starting student receives an email with an AUAS-ID and password)
  • Go to to upload your passport photo for the Student ID card.
    Please note: you can upload your photo on on a laptop or desktop.

Please ensure that your passport photo meets at least the following requirements:​

  1. It must be a clear, recent passport-quality passport photo. The photo must be clear and detailed and must provide sufficient contrast (not too light or too dark).
  2. It must be a good likeness of you.
  3. The file must be a JPEG file.
  4. The file must be no smaller than 50 KB and no bigger than 3 MB.
  5. Your face (chin, mouth, nose, eyes and eyebrows) must be fully visible, even with head covering, and you must be facing forwards.
  6. The main part of the photo must be your face.
  7. The photo must be of one person only.
  8. The photo can be colour or black and white.
  9. Photos with a Snapchat (or similar) filter are not permitted.

Please note: Your student ID card also serves as a proof of identity. When you use an unclear or unusable picture your student ID card will not be considered valid.

  • If you have applied for your student card, your card will be available at a vAUAS service point . You will receive an email where you can pick up your card. For this you need a valid proof of identity (ID, passport, driver's license). The locations of the service points can be found below. Pay attention! Due to the corona measures, the service points are not opened or are only partially open.
  • If you have received your card at home (students enrollment in February), you can activate it online until May 1th. Log in to myAuascard and select 'Activate card' under card options. Your card is now ready for use. After May 1th, you must do this at one of the service points .
  • Activating your card is necessary. As long as your card has not been activated, you cannot use this card to print (paid) and use (paid) coffee and other payment machines.
  • If you are going to study from the new academic year (September 2021) and you have applied for your card, your card will be sent to your home. This card will be sent to the address you indicated in Studielink in mid-August.
  • Have you given an address abroad? Then you will receive an e-mail message at which service point you can pick up your student card. You will receive a notification by e-mail about when you can pick up the card. For this you need a valid proof of identity (ID, passport, driver's license).

You can use your student ID card to:

  • confirm your identity when attending classes and when using study centres at all AUAS locations.
    Please note: you need a valid ID (ID card or passport) to confirm your identity for exams.
  • pay for printing services
  • borrow books from the university library or the university of applied sciences library
  • get entrance to bicycle and car parkings when authorized
  • get student discounts offered by the student cultural organisation CREA
  • use lockers in the Benno Premselahuis, Fraijlemaborg, Kohnstammhuis, Muller-Lulofshuis and Theo Thijssenhuis.
  • make payments:
    ​- at the vending machines selling hot and cold drinks and sweets
    ​- at the customer service desks.
    - at the library information desks (in addition to using a debit card)
    - at the catering locations

You can top up your card online via myNetPay (new window) or at charging points at UvA and AUAS locations. For information see Paying at the AUAS.

Please note: Your student ID card must be activated to make payments. If you have not yet activated your student ID card, go to one of the service points to activate it.

For as long as you are registered as an AUAS student.

The student ID card is not a Proof of Enrolment. The proof of Enrolment wll be sent by email to your AUAS email address after you have met all conditions for enrolment and your tuition fees have been paid.

Yes, that is correct. All students who have enrolled will receive a student ID card. Also new students who have applied for enrolment in Studielink.

  • You can block your student ID card via myhvacard and at any of the service desks.
  • Apply for a new student ID card from myhvacard (payment via iDeal). A new student ID card costs €15 (covering security, production, administration and postage costs).
  • Was your card stolen and did you report the theft to the police? Take the police report to one of the service desks to apply for a new student ID card free of charge.
  • You will receive an email telling you when you can pick up your new student ID card.

The credit on your old student ID card (if you have not withdrawn it) will automatically be loaded onto your new card.

Published by  Facility Services 31 March 2021