Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Student ID Card

How do I get a (new) student ID card? What can I use my student ID card for? How and where do I top up credit on my student ID card? On this page you will find the answers to questions concerning your student ID card.

  • When you become a student at the UvA, you first have to request a Student ID card. For this you need a HvA-ID (every starting student receives an email with a HvA-ID and password)
  • Go to myhvacard to upload your passport photo for the Student ID card. Please note: you can upload your photo on myuvacard on a laptop or desktop. Please ensure that your passport photo satisfies at least the following criteria:​
     
  1. It must be a clear, recent passport-quality passport photo. The photo must be clear and detailed and must provide sufficient contrast (not too light or too dark).
  2. It must be a good likeness of you.
  3. The file must be a JPEG file.
  4. The file must be no smaller than 50 KB and no bigger than 3 MB.
  5. Your face (chin, mouth, nose, eyes and eyebrows) must be fully visible, even with head covering, and you must be facing forwards.
  6. The main part of the photo must be your face.
  7. The photo must be of one person only.
  8. The photo can be colour or black and white.
  9. Photos with a Snapchat (or similar) filter are not permitted.

When you use an unclear or unusable picture your card will not be considered valid.

Please note: To confirm your identity for exams you need a valid proof of identity (ID card or passport).
 

  • If you are starting your programme in September, the card will be sent to the address that you registered in August. Please note: if you registered an international address you will receive an email to let you know where you can pick up your student ID card. 
  • When your card is ready you will receive an email on when and where to come and collect it. You will need to present a valid proof of identity (ID card or passport).
  • After you receive your card, go as soon as possible to any of the HvA Service desks to activate your student ID card. You will need to present your new student ID card plus a valid proof of identity (ID card or passport). The service desks remain open during holidays and teaching-free periods, though probably with adjusted opening hours.

Please note: You will also need to activate your student ID card so that you can use it to make payments.

You can use your student ID card to:

  • confirm your identity when attending classes and when using study centres at all AUAS locations. Please note: you need a valid proof of identity (ID card or passport) to confirm your identity for exams.
  • pay for printing services
  • borrow books from the university library or the university of applied sciences library
  • get entrance to certain areas like bicycle parkings
  • use lockers in the Benno Premselahuis, Fraijlemaborg, Kohnstammhuis, Muller-Lulofshuis and Theo Thijssenhuis.
  • to make payments at the catering locations and at the vending machines selling hot and cold drinks and sweets; at the library information desks (in addition to using a debit card) and at the customer service desks.

You can top up your card online via myNetPay (new window) or at charging points at UvA and AUAS locations. For information see Paying at the AUAS.

Please note: Your student ID card must be activated to make payments. If you have not yet activated your student ID card, go to one of the service points to activate it. 

For as long as you are registered as an AUAS student.

The student ID card is not Proof of Enrolment. The proof of Enrolment wll be sent by email to your AUAS email address after you have met all conditions for enrolment and your tuition fees have been paid.

Yes, that is correct. All students who have enrolled for the 2018-2019 academic year will receive a student ID card. This also applies to all new students who have applied for enrolment in Studielink. 

  • You can block your student ID card via myhvacard and at any of the service desks.
  • Apply for a new student ID card from myhvacard (payment via iDeal). A new student ID card costs €15 (covering security, production, administration and postage costs).
  • Was your card stolen and did you report the theft to the police? Take the police report to one of the service desks to apply for a new student ID card free of charge.
  • You will receive an email telling you when you can pick up your new student ID card.

The credit on your old student ID card (if you have not withdrawn it) will automatically be loaded onto your new card.

Published by  Facility Services 2 July 2019