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As a student at Göttingen University you have the right to get a student ID after matriculation. This chip card identifies you as a student of Göttingen University. You can get your student ID for free at the chip card issue point from studIT advisors in the main lecture hall building.
Your chip card serves as a library card and a semester rail ticket as well. You can also use your student ID as a means of payment at university, for example when paying in the cafeteria (Mensa) or for your printing credits.
For using these functions, you can add credit to your card at one of the money transfer machines by paying cash or by debit. After topping up your card, you'll only have to place your card on a reading device at the refectory or at one of our studIT helpdesks.
If you have lost your card, you can first lock it to make sure that no other person will be able to top it up or pay with it. In order to lock your card, please call 0551 - 39 1171.
Chip cards that have been found anywhere on campus are being sent to the Office of Student Affairs. That is why you should ask for your card there if you have lost it. At the Office of Student Affairs they can also unlock your card in case you got it back.
In case your student ID could not be found, you can apply for a new chip card there as well. The opening hours of the Office of Student Affairs can be found here. Please bring a valid ID card or passport with you for identification.
If your chip card is unreadable, broken, scratched and not usable anymore, we recommend you going to the Office of Student Affairs and get a new card there. It often is the case that you can't read the imprint on the chip card anymore. The reason for this is the rewritable TRW stripe being damaged. Unfortunately this stripe cannot be replaced, that is why you'll need a new card. Taking a walk to the Office of Student Affairs will be inevitable .