The KU.Card

[Translate to Englisch:] KU Card

Information printed on the KU.Card includes the student’s last name, first name, date of birth, photograph, student registration number and user ID and identifies the holders as members of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Students who have not uploaded a photograph to be printed on their KU.Card must in addition carry a valid identification document (ID card, passport).


Student ID: Use the KU.Card in order to provide proof of your student status (e.g. for identification in examinations or for student discounts on entrance fees etc.)

Library card: Use the library user number and barcode on the back to borrow books from the University Library (University Library use)

Canteen card: Use your KU.Card to pay for meals in the canteen of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg; you can top up money on your KU.Card at the available terminals (Studentenwerk)

Printing/copying and scanning: You can use the printing terminals at the KU and pay for your prints and copies cashless with your KU.Card (KU Printing systems)

Where and how do I get my KU.Card?

Students receive their KU.Card from the Student Office by mail following successful enrollment, at the earliest, however, upon the start of the semester.


Loss/card blocking

1. In case of loss, please report your KU.Card as lost and block it online at You can also unblock the card on this website again if you find it. If a new KU.Card needs to be issued, you will generally be charged € 20 (unless the card has to be reissued due to a defect). You have to pay the amount by bank transfer. Please ask your responsible administrator at the Student Office for the bank details. As soon as a new card is printed, the old card loses its validity. Any money still available on the old KU.Card will be transferred to the new card. You can update your photograph using the above portal before a new KU.Card is issued.

2. Furthermore, please delete the card ID in the follow-me printing system immediately:




Photograph for KU.Card

If you would like to add a photograph on your KU.Card later on, please upload a picture at Please note that the picture must correspond to the following specifications (similar to a passport photo):

  •  At least 35x45mm or 132x170px upright format
  • File format: .jpg or .png
  • Head must be in the center of the photo, look directly into the camera, neutral facial expression, mouth closed
  • Picture must be colorfast; plain light background
  • Picture must not be older than three months
  • All facial areas must be in focus with high contrast and evenly lit
  • Head must not be distorted or modified in picture (no mirror inverted pictures, no changing of proportions etc.)

The costs for production of a new KU.Card are € 20 and will be charged to you. The same applies if you have uploaded a picture that is not suitable and the KU.Card cannot be issued for that reason.

Validity and refund of remaining credit

The KU.Card is valid until the end of the respective current semester. Following successful re-registration, you can then re-validate your KU.Card and extend validity for the following semester:
As soon as you have successfully transferred the semester fees (€ 71.00) within the re-registration period, you are successfully re-registered for the following semester. As a rule, it takes up to five days to process your bank transfer for your re-registration; afterwards, you will be able to extend validity of your KU.Card for the next semester at a validation terminal.

Please note: Without the date printed on the back, the KU.Card is invalid and cannot be used as student ID.


Where are the validation terminals located?


Student Service Center (Studierendenservicecenter): Marktplatz 7, ground floor at the entrace
Main Library: Ground floor UA, next to toilets

Canteen: 1. floor at the entrance -> defective


Main Building: HB U09 in printing room in basement floor near the lockers
Library, near the lockers


Termination of your studies – remaining credit

Your KU.Card will lose its validity on the day of your de-registration.

A re-validation of the card as well as charging money to the card will be impossible after that date. If you try to re-validate the card, the word “invalid” will be printed onto it. Any credit balance charged to the KU.Card must be used up before de-registration. After de-registration, the canteen operator (Studentenwerk) will refund any remaining balance by bank transfer upon request.
If you wish to submit a corresponding request, please use the form provided by the Studentenwerk for that purpose:


Form for refund of remaining credit


Please send this form to the following address together with your card:
Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg
Hofmannstraße 27
91052 Erlangen, Germany

Which printing functions are available?

  • Printing and copying in b/w and color
  • Printing from PC/notebook within the university network: By selecting the function "follow-me-print", you will be able to collect your printed items at all integrated multifunction printers (MFP) in the system.
  • Printing directly from USB sticks (only formats: PDF, JPG, TIF)
  • Scanning directly to your USB stick
  • Sending an e-mail to a valid KU e-mail address. The maximum permissible size for e-mails is 18 MB.

What do I have to do if I want to use the card for printing/copying/scanning?

No registration is necessary. Your KU.Card (student ID) was registered in the printing system automatically.


Which printers do I have to select?

Follow-me-sw: for black and white prints

Follow-me-farbe: for color or b/w prints

Where can I get help?

In case of technical problems with your KU.Card, please contact the Student Office.

If you have questions regarding printers (paper jam, quality issues, settlement of costs):

Name:          Alfred Miehling
Phone:          +49 8421 93 - 21760
E-mail:         kopieren(at)