Campus Card

Your multipurpose student ID

The Campus Card is used as:

  • Student ID card
  • Plastic money (student canteen and building A located on the ground floor)
    Please use the ATM machine in the student canteen to charge your card for the first time. For the following times, you can activate the "Autoload" function based on direct debit.
  • Library card
    The Campus Card is used as a library card at the HsKA Academic Library. Before using this service you need to have the card activated either at the KIT Library, or contact the Information Desk at the HsKA Academic Library for the "Erstanmeldung" form.
  • Ticket for local transport
    The semester ticket for Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund KVV (free use of trams and buses from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays) is already included on the card. You can extend this service at KVV service center (Marktplatz).

Data stored on the Campus Card

The picture of the card holder, the student's name, the student's ID number, the designation of the student's degree program, the validity, the KVV ticket and the GID is printed on the card surface. 

The Mifare-Chip carries the mifare serial number, GID, the university code, the PIN, the monetary value, and other data and content.

Mifare serial number: 4 Byte Integer

GID (global ID): 8-digit identification code

University code: "6760” identifying Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

PIN: 5-digit confidential key

Monetary value (student canteen): 2 sectors with the amount, group, administrative data, purse number, and secret key

Group: Student

Administrative data: Code, here Student Services Karlsruhe

Purse number: 7-digit unique key


Where to get the Campus Card?

Contact the Student Registry, building R

How to use the Campus Card

When handling your Campus Card, please use carefully and store it in a safe place. DO NOT

  • bend or apply heavy pressure
  • subject to heat, cold or radiation (e.g. microwave)
  • dirty or use when dirty

By following these rules it will last throughout your entire period of study.

If your Campus Card is lost or broken

Please contact the Student Registry. Specify your student ID number and GID. In order to issue a replacement, there is a fee of 5 Euros. If the card is broken, please hand it in to receive new card. The card will be replaced free of charge unless the defect is due to improper use.

Please take with you the "Speicherung personenbezogener Daten im Chip Ihrer Campus-Card" sheet, which you receive when obtaining the first card. This will help to track the monetary value stored on the broken card. To restore the amount, contact the Studentenwerk Karlsruhe (Student Services), Adenauer-Ring 7 (Mr. Bittner or Mr. Popke). If the CampusCard has been lost it is not possible to restore the monetary credit to the card.

A replacement card can be purchased at the information desk in the Student Registry.


Student Registry
Information Desk

Building R, ground floor
Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49(0)721 925-1075
Fax +49(0)721 925-2002
Email studieninfo[at]

Approach plan
Facility plan