The CAU Card is coming

 The picture shows the back of the CAU Card

In the summer semester 2016, Kiel University will begin issuing the CAU Card, a new student ID card.

This card will be issued once to all students at Kiel University and then activated on a semester-wise basis. The first activation will take place in the winter semester 2016/17.

Please note:

The paper-based student ID cards and semester tickets that have been issued for the summer semester 2016 will remain valid until the end of September 2016.


The Card manufacturer is planning the shipment of your CAU Cards for calendar week 25 (Kieler week). So your CAU Card should arrive during week 26.

Please check your deliveries for an envelope with CAU logo.


Functions of the CAU Card

The CAU Card is a multifunctional chip card, which supports the following services:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Semester ticket
  3. Paying in the Mensa canteens
  4. (Paying at photocopiers -> after realisation of the device replacement project)
  5. User card for the Central Library
  6. User card for University Sport

A description of the individual functions can be found here.