u:card - The new ID card

As of the 2017/18 winter semester, the University of Vienna will change from the student ID card issued in the past to the new u:card. Although students still receive their student ID and semester sticker in their familiar form in the winter semester, they can order their new u:card in credit card format in u:space. The new u:card serves also as the library card.



You can order your u:card via u:space: Personal matters - My u:card. The new u:card will then replace the "old" student ID.



The u:card is the University of Vienna’s new student ID card. It becomes valid as soon as it has been validated at one of the u:card terminals.

Please click here for the u:card terminals

Distributing the new card

The u:card will be delivered by post to the address you provided in the order (this only applies to EU/EEA countries). Please note that printing and shipping may take up to two weeks. However, the two-week delivery period can not be guaranteed during the conversion phase.

Postal delivery is not possible for:
Incoming Erasmus+ students and Erasmus+ International Mobility students as well as those on the Non-EU Student Exchange Programme. These students will be able to pick up their u:cards from the International Office. Postgraduate students will be able to collect theirs from the appropriate service center.


The u:card works both as a student ID card and as a library card. When ordering your new u:card via u:space, you will have to accept the library’s terms and conditions in order to use library services.


Do you have any further questions about the u:card? Click here for FAQ.