RWTH BlueCard - What is it?RWTH Aachen
One for all - the RWTH BlueCard is putting an end to the jumble of paper IDs and plastic cards in students' wallets. Since summer semester 2011, the handy blue card has served as a student ID, a payment card in the dining halls and cafeterias, a library card, and authentication for entry at the University Sports Center and elections within the university
The RWTH BlueCard proves you are enrolled student at RWTH Aachen. It serves, for example, as authentication for exams. Since the RWTH BlueCard contains a photo, you do not have to verify yourself within the university with an additional official photo ID.
Tip: With your student ID, you can get a discount or student price at many establishments, e.g. theaters, movie theaters, or swimming pools.
Since the ID is valid for four years, you sometimes have to provide additional identification, showing which faculty you belong to or that you are actually currently enrolled. You can download enrollment certificates through CAMPUS-Office as additional identfication. Note: You no longer automatically receive these with your semester documents.
Authentication when Voting
Use the RWTH BlueCard when voting for committees or student parliament. Bring it with you to the voting station, where you submit your vote. Through an online database and use of the BlueCard, it will be noted that you participated in the vote. This way the University can determine if a person is voting multiple times.
The RWTH BlueCard enables you to pay easily, anonymously, and without cash in dining halls and cafeterias. You can also load funds to your RWTH BlueCard at one of the terminals there. Soon you will be able to pay library fees and use the card for printing, copying, and scanning.
Aachen Student Services oversees the payment function.
If you want to take out materials from the University Library, the RWTH BlueCard serves as a user ID. Whatever you take out will be noted in your library account through the barcode on the backside of the RWTH BlueCard. You can log into your user account with your TIM identification and library password or with the card number (left side over the barcode) and your library password.
University Sports Participation Verification
In order for you to use the RWTH BlueCard as entrance verification to the university gym, the RWTH card number must have already been currently entered once in the database of the University Sports Center (Hochschulzentrum-HSZ).
This is possible at RWTH GYM, at sport and game control point at the external sport facilities, at check-in in the Königshügel Sport Hall, in the Ahornstraße, and in the HSZ secretary's office during office hours.
In the future, the RWTH BlueCard will also serve:
- as the semester ticket in the ÖPNV
- as an e-wallet for library fees
- for printing, copying, and scanning
- as a lock system for doors and lockers