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Student card (and library card)

The student card of the University of Twente is an, amongst others, identity document within the University of Twente. Please show your student card when requested by our staff, for example when using university facilities, attending lectures, taking exams, visiting the libraries, et cetera.

When will you receive your student card

Student card for academic year 2021-2022

For students who start their studies as per the 1st of February 2022 (academic year 2021-2022), the student card will be printed from 15th December 2021 onwards. Once you are officially enrolled after this date, and uploaded your picture on the Osiris platform, you will receive an email to collect your student card at our Student Services Contact Centre. This process can take up to two weeks.  

For the February 2022 intake moment, the student cards will not be sent out by postal mail, but can only be collected at our Contact Centre. 

You will receive your student card by postal mail:

  1. a few weeks after your status in Studielink changed to 'Enrolled'; 
  2. and you have received a confirmation e-mail of enrolment;
  3. and have uploaded your digital passport photo in Osiris;
  4. and you have a correspondence address in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. 

If you already have an address in the before-mentioned countries, but have not yet changed it, please change your correspondence address (mailing address) in Studielink.

  • How do I upload a digital passport photo in Osiris?

    In order to upload your passport photo, please follow the next steps:

    1. Go to Osiris.
    2. Choose the option ‘upload passport photo’.
    3. Choose the option ’Browse’ in order to select a file.
    4. Your digital passport photo is uploaded.
  • The photo needs to meet the following criterea

    In Osiris you can upload your digital passport photo. The photo needs to be:

    • in focus;
    • in colour, reflecting/representing natural skin tones;
    • a true likeness and natural representation of you;
    • including the top of your shoulders, neck and head, facing towards the camera;
    • taken with a neutral facial expression: eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smiling;
    • an image of your current appearance, taken within the last six months. 

When will Exchange-, Subsidiary- and 'Kies Op Maat' students receive their student card

A few weeks after your enrolment is finalised, and you have uploaded your digital passport photo in Osiris, you will receive an email from Student Services on your student email address when your card is ready.

Theft, loss or defect

In case of theft, loss or defect you can order a new student card at the Student Services Contact Centre. The fee for the replacement card is €10,00. Payment is only accepted by debit- or credit card. 

The student card can be used as 

  • Student card

    The card is valid as an identity card for the university. The card is valid until you de-enrol from the University of Twente.

  • Library card

    The student card is also a library card. See the website for more information about your library card and account;

    University Library in the Vrijhof
    Library & Archive is a Service Center for students and staff. The library provides scientific information for education as well as research. Our home page gives access to the digital library with f.i. e-books, journals and research databases. The Library Vrijhof is the place to study quietly or offers a project room to work on your project.

    Library card & Library account
    As a new student you receive your University of Twente student card. This card is also your library card for borrowing books, and it is your library account as well. With this account you can manage your borrower information, make reservations and book renewals.

    You can find your library number on your student card near “bibl. code”. You can use this number to log on to your Library account.

  • Union Card

    If you indicate that you want to use the sports and/or culture facilities of Enschede, the card will also function as Union Card. See the website for more information about the Union Card.

The student card is only valid as an identity card during exams in combination with a declaration of enrolment. The declaration of enrolment can be used to prove that you are enrolled (for example, at an insurance company). This declaration states for which programme and for which period you are enrolled. You can download the declaration of enrolment through Osiris Student. 

You can request a declaration of enrolment hard copy at the Student Services Contact Centre, or download a digital version in your Osiris account.

  • How do I download the declaration of enrolment?

    On the home page of your Osiris account ‘Personal Details’ you can click on ‘status registration for degree programme’. A new page is opened. After selecting ‘declaration of enrolment’ your declaration of enrolment will be downloaded.

    Please note that as an Exchange-, Subsidiary-, or 'Kies Op Maat' (KOM) student you cannot download a declaration of enrolment yourself. Please contact Student Services for your request.