Chip card

Service category: Campus & Business

The Ulm University's  chip card serves an identification for various functions and application in areas of the entire university. Authentication is an essential part of our services and is performed through the distribution of personalized chip cards, which store personal encrypted data. Based on this authentication, the chip card infrastructure, which is connected to the university's systems, are authorized.

The validation of the authentication is performed both online via the back-end chipcard management system and offline through the data stored on the card. In order to ensure a valid offline validation, the chip card must be extended at regular intervals.  Using a PIN code (for students and employees) you can extend your chipcard at one of several available self-service terminals.

The kiz supplies every issuing department of the university (administration, institutes, kiz central library) with chip cards. These departments also get devices for personalization of the chip card if necessary.

Service description

Variants of the chip card

Depending on the user group, the chip card is offered in various, technically identical variants They have different possible functions or applications.

Students of  Ulm University

  • Student ID in combination with a personal ID (personalized label with name and validity period on a Thermocromic strip)
  • Period of validity: 1 semester
  • Identification with PIN or Super-PIN at self-service terminals
  • library card
  • Copy card (billing also via cost center)
  • Parking permit for the use of TSU managed parking areas
  • Electronic purse (cashless payment of kiz services and in the canteens operated by the Studierendenwerk Ulm (student services))
  • Electronic key for access to university buildings as well as access to PC pools and other rooms
  • Access to key safe

Employees of Ulm University

  • Member identity card with picture as well as labeling of name and validity period on a Thermocromic strip
  • Period of validity: 1 year
  • library card
  • Copy card (billing also via cost center)
  • Parking permit for the use of TSU managed parking areas
  • Electronic purse (cashless payment of kiz services and in the canteens operated by the Studierendenwerk Ulm (student services))
  • Electronic key for access to university buildings as well as access to PC pools and other rooms
  • Access to key safe

Guests of Ulm University

  • library card
  • Electronic purse (cashless payment of kiz services and in the canteens operated by the Studierendenwerk Ulm (student services))
  • Electronic key

kiz service card

  • Library identity card for other persons who are not members or guests of Ulm University

Use of  self-service-terminals

SB terminals are available for all user groups at three locations on the campus (University East: South entrance and north entrance, University West: Foyer central library)

The following functions are possible:

  • Changing PIN and super PIN
  • Showing the data stored on the chip card
  • Update of the thermochromic strip and the stored data
  • Password changes of kiz accounts (for students)
  • Purchase of a printing quota (for students)

Use of terminals for charging the electronic purse

The electronic purse can only be charged at the terminals operated by student services ‘Studierendenwerk’:

  • Entrance South, next to the canteen entrance
  • Cafeteria South
  • Cafeteria North
  • Cafeteria West
  • Cafeteria Helmholtzstraße 16
  • Library headquarters

Charging a parking credit at terminals

The parking system of the DUU (former TSU) does not use the electronic purse. A special credit which can be used for parking is charged at the charging stations of the TSU.

Charging a copy credit at terminals

Ricoh's copying system does not use the electronic purse. A special credit which can be used for copying is charged at the charging stations of Ricoh.

User groups

People who can receive a chip card:

  • Members of Ulm University (membership card)
  • Members of the Ulm University Society (UUG membership card)
  • Guests, e.g. Guest scientists, scholarship holders (guest card)
  • External users (kiz service card)

 

Service hours

24 x 7 x 365

Application conditions

Apply at the responsible issuing office with the predefined form: 

  • ZUV Dez. II -  Central University Administration Division II - Studiensekretariat (student administration and examinations office) (for students)
  • ZUV Dez. I -  Central University Administration Division I – Department Legal and Organisational Affairs (for employees)
  • ZUV Dez. I - Central University Administration Division I – Department marketing (for UUG members)
  • ZUV Dez. V - Central University Administration Division V – Department Facility Management and Institutes (for guests)
  • kiz central library (for external library user)

Charge / Fees

  • The first issue of a chip card for students, employees and guests is free of charge. In the case of a loss or damage, a fee of 15 euros has to be paid.
  • The issue of a kiz service card costs 15 euros.
  • In the case of a technical damage to the chip card, which is not the responsibility of the owner, a replacement card is issued without a charge.

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