The redesigned UniCard


In April, we started handing out a redesigned version of UniCards acting in conjunction with the renewal of the University´s Corporate Design. Although having a revised appearance, the "new" UniCards serve the same purposes as usual. Already existing UniCards remain valid.



Please keep in mind that the preparation of a new UniCard might be charged with a fee of 10 € that has to be paid in cash at the Servicepoint UniCard. The payment is obligatory in case of loss, theft, name change and severe damage of your UniCard. Foundation to this fee forms the issuing of the Hochschulgebühren- und Entgeltordnung of Leipzig University.



Your UniCard has to be in very good condition to use the public transport. Please make sure, that the semester imprint and your photo are depicted properly! Take care, that no foil or overlay peels away from the card‘s surface! Visit us at the Servicepoint UniCard in case you need a new UniCard.

Welcome newly enrolled students

Welcome to Leipzig!
Click here to find out how to get your student card (UniCard).

The UniCard - Your Student ID

Students at Leipzig University receive a student ID in the form of a chip card when taking up their studies: Their UniCard. Upon presentation of a valid ID card, the UniCard will be issued to the student (or to an authorised person acting on the student's behalf). It is only valid with a current semester imprint being clearly visible. On receipt, the card already carries the latest imprint.

The UniCard combines many functions: you can pay without using cash in the cafeterias and student restaurants of Studentenwerk Leipzig, it serves as a photocopy card and library card, and as proof of payment of the semester ticket (MDV-Vollticket).

After your removal from the register of students (Exmatrikulation) the UniCard will lose its functions as a student identity card. You can turn in your UniCard and apply for the refund of the deposit within two semesters after removal from register. This only applies to students enrolled before 01 December 2017, students enrolled later on paid a fee (not deposit).

Semester Imprint

Your UniCard is only valid if it bears the current semester imprint, which you must obtain at a validation station each semester. Just insert the UniCard into the slot, as illustrated on the machine. The card will come out with the new semester imprint. Nevertheless, always check the imprint after validation to ensure that it is not only correct but also properly visible! Your imprint for the following semester will be available several days after you have re-registered according to the rule.

Locations of the validation stations

  • Goethestraße 6, entrance area (2x)
  • New Augusteum, University Campus (2x)
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Johannisallee 29
  • Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Beethovenstraße 15

Paying Your Meals and Making Copies

You can pay your meals and beverages in the mensa (student restaurants) and cafeterias of Studentenwerk Leipzig without using cash. Just top up the mensa account of your card at one of the designated machines located in the entrance area of the mensa/cafeteria.

You can also use your UniCard as photocopy card in the University library and faculties. The copy account can be topped up at certain card loading stations situated in the library.

  • Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstraße 6, 2nd floor and ground floor
  • Campus Library, Universitätsstraße 3, copy room on the ground floor
  • Law, Burgstraße 27, 2nd floor in Petersbogen
  • Sports Sciences, Jahnallee 59, House 2, ground floor
  • Chemistry, Johannisallee 29, ground floor

Please take note, that these accounts are two separate accounts connected to your UniCard. In case of loss or damage, only the mensa money can be refunded whereas the copy money cannot be recovered.

Print account

Please remember that your printing account does not equal your photocopy account!

By transfer of money from your mensa account at one of the transfer stations you are able to make printouts at the University Computer Centre. Your money will be secured within the URZ (University Computer Centre), not on your UniCard.

Travelling by Public Transport

Your UniCard allows you to use public transport within the MDV travel zone all day. You can travel by tram, bus, S-Bahn and train when the imprint "MDV" shows up clearly on your card.

Library card

The UniCard also serves as a library card. Your library number is indicated on the back of the UniCard, it is printed in bold. You need this number to check out books in the various libraries of Leipzig University.

Lost or faulty UniCard

If you lose the UniCard or it is faulty, you can be issued with a new student card. Please come to the Servicepoint UniCard during opening hours.

Afterwards, the remaining credit on the Mensa account can be paid out at the Student Service Centre (SSZ), counter 5. If you lose your UniCard or it is faulty, no money can be paid out from the copier account.

To block the library card please contact the library directly (ausleihe(at)ub.uni-leipzig.de).

Any problems with your UniCard?

I cannot use my card at the copy machines although I can pay my food in the Mensa:

Sometimes your copy account can be blocked. Please take your card to the copy machine or upload station you used last time. Should it be necessary, you can also visit the Servicepoint UniCard where we can unblock your account.

I cannot pay in the Mensa with my UniCard although I can use it at the validation stations and copy machines:

Maybe your Mensa account is blocked. Just take your card to the Student Service Centre and have it unblocked by Studentenwerk Leipzig (desk 5).

The photograph on my UniCard gets really pale:

Lately we discovered that photographs on UniCards can fade away. This might be due to plasticizers which are added to see-through protective wrappers or clear plastic windows in your wallet. You can avoid this fading of your photo when you store your UniCard somewhere else.
In case your photograph is already very pale and poorly visible just go to the Servicepoint UniCard and we replace your card for a new one.

last update: 31.08.2018 


Servicepoint UniCard
Goethestraße 6, Room 404
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32010
Fax: +49 341 97-32059

Office hours


We are closed on 20 July and 27 July 2018!

Our regular office hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
12 noon - 3 p.m.

9 a.m. - 12 noon

(closed on Wednesdays)