The campuscard is an electronic ID system for students. The electronic content of the cards is encrypted and does not contain any personal data of the students.
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With the campuscard system, paper-based student ID cards can be replaced with a multifunctional card. The system is a joint project of nine Berlin universities.
To create your campuscard, you need your QR code, which can be used once. You can use this code to create the campuscard at an issuing machine. Creating the campuscard takes about a minute.
After reading the QR code, you can decide for yourself whether you want your campuscard to be made with or without a photo. In the case of tickets without a photo, a personal document with a photo must always be carried with you in order to use the VBB semester ticket.
Please do not insert any cards into these machines!
Your campuscard must be provided with the VBB semester ticket and the validity at an update machine.
This update process must be carried out every semester in order to bring the information on the back of the campuscard up to date. The current and, if applicable, the following semester is displayed in the maximum of two lines. The validity of the semester tickets is shown on the right.
Please do not put cards with photos or paper on them, for example! In the event of improper use, you are liable for damage to the machine.
Access times and locations of the machines
Output and update machines in the department for student affairs
Location: Hannoversche Straße 19 (CCM) (map)
Access (not to be confused with office hours*): Mon, Tue, Thu from 8.30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fri from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m
*For office hours, please refer to the information for the individual offices
Update machine in the learning center
Location: in the corridor at Virchowweg 3 and Virchowweg 5 (CCM) (map)
Access: During the semester: Mon to Fri from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the holidays: Mon to Fri from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m
How do I keep my campuscard?
Card defects can be avoided by careful handling of your campus card. To avoid damaging your card, we recommend:
- protect against dirt and scratches
- do not bend or subject to strong pressure
- protect against extreme temperature differences
- keep away from magnetic fields
In order to reduce abrasion of the VBB semester ticket imprint, we expressly recommend storing the campuscard in a protective cover.
What happens if I lose my campuscard or my card is defective?
You must apply for a follow-up card at the Registrar's Office. After the replacement fee has been instructed, you will be provided with a new QR code via your account in HIS, which you can use to create your new campuscard at the dispensers.
Problems with the campuscard?
Is your card stuck in the update machine's reader, is the machine not taking a photo, or are you having other problems with the machines?
Please contact the Central Service Office or Student Secretariat.
Central Service Office
+49 30 450 576 072
+49 30 450 576 062
What functions does the campuscard have?
How does the QR-Code work?
How does the Mensa app work on the campuscard?
The campuscard includes a fully-fledged canteen card from the Berliner Studierendenwerk. This can be used like a separate canteen card. The anonymity of the information is secured by technical and organizational steps. The Berliner Studentenwerk only knows the canteen card number and the universities have no access to the content of the app.
Can I use the campuscard as a VBB semester ticket?
Since the summer semester 2019, the semester ticket printed on your campuscard has included the statistical tariff abbreviation of the Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg. Only information about the area of validity of the semester ticket (ZB), the issuing university or college (number with code) is stored in the tariff abbreviation. No personal data is stored. The tariff abbreviation is identical on all cards of the respective university/college.
- Informationsblatt zum VBB-Semesterticket (PDF, 118 KB) (only available in german)
When can I update the VBB semester ticket on my campuscard?
The new validity imprint can only be created after your semester contribution payment has been booked at the update machine.
In order to ensure a timely and correct allocation of your payment to your fee account, please note the following:
- only use the specified purpose
- Please note that depending on the bank, it can take between 2 to 4 working days for the payment to arrive
Is my semester ticket also valid outside the ABC tariff area?
Is my semester ticket also valid outside the ABC tariff area?
The semester ticket can be extended with an additional ticket if students live permanently in the VBB tariff area outside the ABC tariff zone during their studies and can prove this (identity card). The regulations of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) and the Freie Universität Berlin (FU) apply to Charité students.
How do I create or update my campuscard?
To create your campuscard, you need your QR code, which can be used once. You can use this code to create the campuscard at an issuing machine. Creating the campus card takes about a minute.
The QR code displayed in your HIS account (Studies Administration | Campuscard) can either be read in using a smartphone or tablet at one of the two dispensers. If you do not want to use such a device, you can also print out the QR code. You can use the printers in the CIPOM on the CCM/CVK for this .
After reading the QR code, you can decide for yourself whether you want your card to be made with or without a photo. In the case of cards without a photo, an ID document with a photo must always be carried with you in order to use the semester ticket.
The card must be provided with the semester ticket and the validity at an update machine. This update process must be carried out every semester in order to bring the information on the campus card up to date.
- Please do not insert any cards into the generation machines!
- Please do not put any cards with photos or paper stuck to them, for example, in the update machines! In the event of improper use, you are liable for damage to the machine.