You can obtain your Campuscard at one of five card issuance machines. You can find the machines at the following locations:
The machines are available whenever the buildings are open.
You can also find validation machines there. There are also two other validation machines, one in Lankwitz and one in Düppel.
Students receive a one-time QR code via the ZEDAT portal. This code is used to issue the Campuscard at the card issuance machine.
Once the machine has read the QR code, the student can decide whether to have the Campuscard printed with or without a photo. If you choose a card without a photo, you will always have to have a photo ID with you in order to use the semester ticket transit pass. It takes about two minutes to issue a Campuscard.
After that, the Campuscard has to be taken to the validation machine to apply the semester ticket transit pass and validity information. This process must take place each semester in order to validate the information on the Campuscard.
You can upload a photo for your Campuscard via the “Campuscard” menu item in the ZEDAT portal. You can select this photo and have it printed on the card during the process of generating your Campuscard at the issuance machine.
You can also take a picture of yourself right at the issuance machine. These photos are not saved, and they are used one time only, to generate your Campuscard.
You need your personal QR code to use the card issuance machine. You can get this code via your account in the ZEDAT portal, Student Records and Registration Office.
The QR code is displayed via a link. You can scan it at the card issuance machine on a smartphone or tablet. If you do not wish to use a mobile device, you can also print the letter and scan the code that way. You can use any computer pool at Freie Universität to do this.
Freie Universität operates seven validation machines, including one each at the Lankwitz and Düppel sites. To avoid peak times and the long waits they may cause, we recommend that you validate your Campuscard as soon as possible after payment of your semester fees has been received and your subsequent re-registration has taken place.
You do not have to pay anything for the first issuance of the Campuscard. The subsequent validation of semester validity and, where applicable, printing your semester ticket transit pass are also included in the re-registration fee or payment of the price for the semester ticket transit pass, respectively. The Campuscard is also reissued free of charge based on changes in personal characteristics (such as name changes). If your Campuscard is lost or stolen or is damaged through improper use/handling, you can request a replacement card. The fee for this is € 10.23.
No, the photo on the Campuscard is optional. When you have your card issued, you can choose a card without a photo. If you choose to use a card without a photo, though, you need to carry an official photo ID with you in order for it to be valid.
During the project phase, in the 2017/18 winter semester, both IDs will maintain full validity and should also always be carried with you. Paper IDs will be eliminated starting in the 2018 summer semester.
Information is stored on the Freie Universität Campuscard both visually and electronically, using an RFID chip. However, no data whatsoever that would allow for identification of individuals upon possession of the card are stored or processed on the RFID chip.
Your Campuscard must be validated after initial issuance and before the start of each semester (after the prerequisites for re-registration are met). Please take your card to the validation machine for this.
No. For data protection and privacy reasons, you can only use machines at Freie Universität with the QR code and the Campuscard.
Yes. You can use any machine within Freie Universität Berlin. If you study in Lankwitz, for example, but you live near the Dahlem campus, you can have your card issued and validated there.