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The campuscard as an employee ID card (in German)

The Campuscard is a collaborative project run by Osnabrück University, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and Osnabrück Student Services.

Here you will find all you need to know about the Campuscard for students. If after reading this information you still have any questions, feel free to call us on 49 +541 969 7777 or send an e-mail to

What can I do with my Campuscard?

The Campuscard can be used as follows:

  • Student ID card (as of April 1, 2013)
  • Semester ticket (as of April 1, 2013, network details)
  • Library card
  • For paying at libraries and canteens
  • For printing and copying
  • For operating library lockers

All Campuscards are the property of Osnabrück University and must therefore be returned upon completion of your degree. 

When is the Campuscard valid from?

In order to be able to use your Campuscard as a student ID card and semester ticket in the summer semester, you must validate your card at the validation points at the Student Service Center or Westerberg library after having reregistered successfully (semester fee transferred). Technically speaking, this means that a validity stamp is affixed to your Campuscard. Your card must be validated every semester.

How can I obtain a Campuscard?

In order to receive your personalized Campuscard, you must upload a passport-type photo to, where you will also find information about photo specifications and how to upload it. You will be sent an e-mail telling you that your card is ready for collection at the Student Service Center Info Point (Neuer Graben 27). Please bring proof of your identity or authorization in order to collect the card. The first issue of the card is free of charge.

Which data will be stored on the Campuscard?

The following information will be stored or printed on the Campuscard:
Visible details:

  • The term “Student ID card” Surname, first name
  • Passport photo
  • Registration number
  • The applicable semester
  • If applicable, “semester ticket”
  • Library card number
  • Barcode

Retrievable electronic data:

  • Card series number
  • Status (student)
  • Card holder ID
  • Period of validity
  • Purse
  • Library card number

All electronic data are stored safely according to the state of the art and encrypted using a Mifare DESfire card (Campuscard) (AES encryption with 128 bit key length).

How much does a Campuscard cost?

The first issue of the Campuscard is free of charge. Please note, however, that a fee will be charged for the issue of a replacement card if your card gets lost or damaged.

I study and work as a research assistant. Will I, too, receive a Campuscard?

Yes, if you are enrolled as a student at Osnabrück University, you will also receive a Campuscard with the status “Student”.

Will I get a new Campuscard each semester?

No, you will retain your Campuscard for the duration of your studies at Osnabrück University. In order to ensure the validity of your Campuscard each semester, you must validate your card at a validation point in the Student Service Center or at Westerberg, after reregistering successfully.

What are the advantages of the Campuscard?

With the Campuscard, you only need one card to pay at canteens and libraries without cash. The Campuscard also acts as a library card and as a print and copy card, meaning that no additional cards are required. Since the card contains your photo, you will no longer have to show any additional form of identity when using the semester ticket. In other words, the Campuscard combines all of the functions you need in your everyday university life.

How can I upload money onto my Campuscard?

Machines are available at the canteens and libraries for uploading money onto your Campuscard by paying in cash or by paying by EC card. For safety reasons, the maximum amount that can be uploaded is limited to € 75 per card.

How can I activate my Campuscard as a library card?

In order to use the Campuscard as a library card, it must be activated before it can be used for the first time. This can be performed at any of the University’s four departmental libraries. A fee of € 5.00 is charged for the initial activation. Students who already have an old library card can activate the Campuscard without having to pay a fee. Simply show your Campuscard together with your old library card, which will be retained and destroyed.

Do I have to use a Campuscard?

The Campuscard was introduced as a student ID card and semester ticket in summer semester 2013, and must be used by all students of the University.

Important information:Please take good care of your Campuscard. Make sure that it does not get bent or damaged. If the validity stamp becomes faded during the semester, it can be revalidated to ensure continued use.