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Student or registration card

Your student or registration card is your proof of registration as a student of Leiden University.


Your student card is digital and can be found in the Leiden University app.

Digital student card in Leiden University app

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When is it visible in the app?

New students

Your student card will appear in the app within 3 days of the finalisation of your student registration, but not earlier than 2 months before the start of your study programme. Once your student registration has been finalised, you will receive notification via uSis. 

Is your card not visible in the app 3 days after the finalisation of your student registration and will your studies start in less than 2 months? If so, contact the ISSC helpdesk.

Re-registering students

The Leiden University app only shows your student card for the current academic year. If you re-register for the next academic year, your new student card will only become visible in the app on 1 September.

Do you need proof of re-registration before 1 September? Follow the instructions in this FAQ

Not valid ID for exams

You cannot use your digital student card as ID when taking exams. Instead, you must show your LU-Card, accompanied by a valid ID document such as your passport or EU ID card.

Always up to date 

The digital student card is connected to the student administration system in real-time. That means it is easy to check the validity of the card as it always shows current data. 

No student card number 

The digital student card does not have a ‘student card number’. If you need to provide a student card number, for example when ordering text books, you can instead give your student number (from uSis). 

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