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The University Identification Card called UniCard combines the following functions:
  • Identification as an employee or student
  • Cashless payments at the University (e.g. Mensa)
  • Copying and printing at the BITS (central computing service centre), the University Print Shop (Zentrale Vervielfältigung) and in the library
  • Borrowing books from the library
  • Access to the sport facilities at the University
  • Public transportation ticket for East Westphalia (OWL)
How to get the card as an employee of Bielefeld University (with a working contract):
  1. You will be notified when your UniCard can be produced.
  2. Before receiving the card you have to upload a photograph of yourself in a passport format here (self-made photos are accepted).
  3. You can pick up your card at the InfoPoint within the next 2-3 working days.
For details visit this page. As a visiting scholar of Bielefeld University (without a working contract), you will not be receiving a UniCard. However you can apply separately for the services mentioned above.
  • To borrow books from the library, you can optain a library card. More information can be found under the following link
  • To be able to use the cashless payment system at the Mensa, you have to apply for a service card from the Studierendenwerk. You should hand in a form filled out by your department at the service desk of the Studierendenwerk (opposite of the cafeteria in the X- building). Detailed information (in German) here