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General Information

You matriculate at the Student Service Center. Your UniCard will be sent to you automatically several days after you matriculate. If you do not have a German address, your card will not be sent to you but will be kept at the UniCard Office (Student Service Center, Sedanstraße 6) for you to pick up. The UniCard is valid for five years (unless you end your studies at the University of Freiburg earlier).
You must exchange your UniCard for a new one at the UniCard Office before the expiration date printed on the card.

  • student identity card
  • identity card for the SemesterTicket
  • cashless payment at cafeterias and copy machines
  • library card for the University Library; also for cashless payment of small fees
  • cashless deposit to the advance payment account for using telephones at the Student Village dormitories
  • key card for accessing buildings and rooms
Credit

The Studierendenwerk Freiburg (SWFR) is responsible for adding credit to and removing credit from the UniCard as well as for blocking the card.
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You may request to have the remaining credit on your UniCard paid out to you at the service points in the cafeterias.
If your UniCard is no longer readable, you may request a statement of credit remaining on your card at the UniCard Office during office hours. By presenting this statement at one of the service points, you can have the remaining credit paid out to you or transferred to your new UniCard. It is not possible to have your credit transferred directly to your new card at the UniCard Office.

Please contact the employees of the Studierendenwerks (SWFR) at the service points in the cafeterias if your card has been blocked.

Validity

Newly issued UniCards are valid for a period of five years. If the card expires before you complete your studies, you must request a new UniCard at the Student Service Center.

Damaged Cards/Replacement Cards

Depending on the nature of the damage and the age of the card, you may have to pay a fee of 10€ to have the damaged card replaced. In the case of damage caused by regular wear and tear, you may be issued a replacement card free of charge. Please contact us before transferring the fee if you are not certain whether you need to pay it.

Issuing of replacement cards:
If your UniCard is cracked, you will have to pay a fee of 10€ for a replacement card. To make the replacement card, we need your damaged UniCard, a passport photo, and proof of payment.

  1. Payment
    Cash payment:
    It is only possible to pay the fee in cash at the Financial Transactions Office (UniKasse) in the Administrative Building on Fahnenbergplatz.
    Current office hours [de]

    Bank transfer:
    Recipient: UniKasse
    IBAN: DE47 6005 0101 7438 5009 55
    BIC: SOLADEST600
    Baden-Württembergische Bank
    Reason for payment: "BA6000246001-" and your matriculation number, e.g., "BA6000246001-1234567"

    UniCard office hours:
    It is only possible to pay the fee during office hours with an EC card.

  2. Photo
    Passport photo
    Bring a current passport photo with you or send us one by mail. Please print your first and last name and your matriculation number on the back of the photo.

    Email
    Or send a photo in JPEG format to unicard@uni-freiburg.de

    We cannot accept external data storage devices.

  3. Issuing of the replacement card
    If your card is damaged, bring it to us along with your proof of payment during our office hours and we can make you a new card in just a few minutes.
    As an alternative, you can send us both by mail and pick up your new card or have it sent to you.

Blocking:
To have your UniCard blocked, please give us your first and last name, your matriculation number, and your PUK number.

Please note:
It is not possible to have the credit on your UniCard blocked or replaced.

If you use the Studierendenwerk’s (SWFR) "Autoload" method, you can have your card blocked there in person. More information [de]

Issuing of replacement cards:
To make a replacement card, we need a passport photo and proof that you have paid the 10€ replacement fee.

  1. Payment
    Cash payment:
    It is only possible to pay the fee in cash at the Financial Transactions Office (UniKasse) in the Administrative Building on Fahnenbergplatz.
    Current office hours [de]

    Bank transfer:
    Recipient: UniKasse
    IBAN: DE47 6005 0101 7438 5009 55
    BIC: SOLADEST600
    Baden-Württembergische Bank
    Reason for payment: "BA6000246001-" and your matriculation number, e.g., "BA6000246001-1234567"
    UniCard office hours:
    It is only possible to pay the fee during office hours with an EC card.

  2. Photo
    Passport photo:
    Bring a current passport photo with you or send us one by mail. Please print your first and last name and your matriculation number on the back of the photo.

    Email:
    Or send a photo in JPEG format to unicard@uni-freiburg.de

    We cannot accept external data storage devices.

  3. Issuing of the replacement card
    As soon as we have received the proof of payment and the photo, we can generally make a new card within a week. You can pick it up during our office hours.
    If you bring the necessary documents to us in person during our office hours, we can make your new UniCard within just a few minutes.

    Unblocking:
    If your old UniCard turns up again, you can have it unblocked by entering your 8-digit PUK as long as you have not yet been issued a new card.

Payment
Cash payment:
It is only possible to pay the fee in cash at the Financial Transactions Office (UniKasse) in the Administrative Building on Fahnenbergplatz.
Current office hours [de]

Bank transfer:
Recipient: UniKasse
IBAN: DE47 6005 0101 7438 5009 55
BIC: SOLADEST600
Baden-Württembergische Bank
Reason for payment: "BA6000246001-" and your matriculation number, e.g., "BA6000246001-1234567"
UniCard office hours:
It is only possible to pay the fee during office hours with an EC card.

Other Functions

You may purchase the SemesterTicket online or, on presentation of a current certificate of matriculation, at a ticket agency or a DB ticket machine. It currently costs € 94 and is valid for six months. The SemesterTicket entitles you to use public transportation in the City of Freiburg as well as in the districts of Emmendingen and Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald.

The following evidence is available when using public transport as a registered student:

New UniCard with five year validity or old UniCard with new overprint valid up to five years:

  • Use of SemesterTicket with SemesterTicket purchased online plus official picture ID
  • Use of SemesterTicket with SemesterTicket purchased at a ticket agency or a DB ticket machine plus UniCard plus certificate of matriculation plus official picture ID
  • Free use of RVF trains and busses after 7 p.m. with “19 Uhr-Nachweis” plus official picture ID
  • Free use of RVF trains and busses after 7 p.m. with UniCard plus certificate of matriculation plus official picture ID

Old UniCard with semester overprint:

  • Use of SemesterTicket with purchased SemesterTicket plus UniCard
  • Free use of the public transportation of the Regio-Verkehrsverbund Freiburg (RVF) after 7 p.m. with UniCard

Your UniCard is automatically assigned a specific access profile. This will give you access to buildings and rooms of the University, depending on which course you are enrolled in. For additional access rights, please contact the relevant institution directly.

University Library

For technical reasons, your University Library account number has to be changed when we make you a new UniCard. The new account number is passed on to the University Library automatically and any books you have checked out are transferred to the new account. Your online password remains the same.

UniCard-Terminals

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Here are the locations of the UniCard self-service terminals for updating the overprint on your card (expiration date). This is only possible if you are registered as a student in the current semester!

 

  • Terminals 1 and 2 are located on the 1st floor of the Student Service Center, Sedanstr. 6, open Mondays – Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. 
  • Terminal 3 is located on the ground floor of the Kollegiengebäudes III, open Mondays - Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Terminal 4 is located in the  Faculty of  Engineering (Georges-Köhler-Allee) in the entrance area. Open: Mondays - Fridays 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Terminals 5 and 6 are located at the back of the entrance area of the Cafeteria Rempartstraße on the left (on the ground floor). Here you can find more information about the cafeteria's opening hours, a map on how to get there, etc.
  • Terminals 7 and 8 are located in the middle of the entrance area of the Cafeteria Institutsviertel. Here you can find more information about the cafeteria's opening hours, a map on how to get there, etc.
  • Terminals 9 and 10 are located in the University Library ("UB") opposite the counter (ground floor). Open 7 days a week from 6.00 a.m. until midnight.


In case of malfunctioning of the UniCard terminals, please contact us
malfunction@unicard.uni-freiburg.de

or you can leave a message on the phone answering machine, 0761-203-8897
 

If you have questions or problems concerning the UniCard, please send us an including your first and last name, your matriculation number, and your UniCard number or visit us during our office hours.