The campus card serves as both your student ID and your Semesterticket, which allows you to travel on the local public transportation systems. This student ID also allows you to access a range of computer-based services.
Please handle your student ID with care. Should you damage it by laminating, hole-punching, bending, breaking, etc., and the Semesterticket can no longer be read by the ticket inspector, you will have to pay a fee for a replacement student ID.
Please note that due to a hacker attack, student ID cards cannot be issued at the moment. You can find out how to obtain a provisional travel permit here under FAQs - Organization of studies.
After enrolling at TU Berlin, please request your student ID in tuPORT.
As part of this process you need to upload a photo, which will then be used to create your student ID. Please note that your photo has to conform to the rules stated in the tuPORT and requires a neutral background. Thus, please use a photo that would also be acceptable for a personal ID. If you do not have a current photo, you can also upload a selfie taken with your smartphone. Please make sure that your face is not covered. This can lead to your student ID or Semesterticket not being accepted by ticket inspectors on public transportation and a fine for riding without a ticket as well as a fee for the creation of a new student ID.
Your student ID will be created as soon as possible and sent by post to your address in Germany. Please make sure that your address in tuPORT is up-to-date and complete! You will receive an automated email once your ID is ready and in the mail.
It is not possible to send your student ID to an address outside of Germany. If you have provided an address outside of Germany, you will be normally informed by email when you can pick up your student ID in person. But because of the corona regulations it is currently not possible to pick up your student ID. It will be in storage. Alternatively, you can also provide an address in Germany, if you are now in Germany.
If you got re-enrolled after a former de-registration at TU Berlin and if your TUB account is still active, you have follow the instructions below to get a new and valid student ID.
The reissue or replacement of an ID is subject to a fee:
You can pay the fee of EUR 16 by transfer to TU Berlin’s bank account (include your matriculation number and name in the reference).
The reissue or replacement of an ID is free of charge:
It can happen that your ID is defective through no fault of your own. If your Semesterticket could not be read electronically during an inspection, you will receive a receipt with a transaction number from the respective transportation company. Your student ID will not be confiscated.
Please contact the TU Berlin's responsible office for student ID cards by e-mail as soon as possible (within one week). Should your card be defective, you will receive information how to get a new card free of charge. Please send a photo of your current card plus the receipt from the transportation company with the transaction number by e-mail.
You yourself are required to provide proof of a valid ticket to the transportation company as soon as possible. As a rule, you will need to present a photo of your newly issued student ID as well as your current enrollment certificate when doing so. TU Berlin will not contact the transportation company on your behalf. Please see here for relevant contact forms:
Your student ID is property of TU Berlin. If you have completed your studies, exmatriculate for other reasons, or were exmatriculated, you must return your campus card by mail to the Office of Student Affairs.
Technische Universität Berlin
Studierendensekretariat (Office of Student Affairs)
Straße des 17. Juni 135