Student ID Card

Collecting your student ID card 

Collecting your student ID card is the final step to enrolling at the University. You’ll need to have enrolled before your student ID card can be printed and issued.  


New students

Within 24 hours after you’ve enrolled your card will be available for collection and scanning from the campus at which you will be studying. If you are based at the Sports Park, your ID card can be collected from the Glyntaff Campus.

Scanning your student ID card will release payment of your maintenance loan (if eligible). Please bring proof of identity (Passport, Driving Licence or National Identity card) when collecting your ID card. 

If you have been approved for a maintenance loan by your Student Finance funding provider, you can find all the information about how to receive this from our student loans page. 


    Postgraduate 

    Please follow the new student information above. 

    If you have been approved for a Postgraduate Masters, or Doctorate Loan by your Student Finance funding provider, you can find all the information about how to receive this from our student loans page


    ID Card Collection Points

    For New Home and EU students your student ID card can be collected from your Advice Zone at your campus of study from Monday, 12th August 2019 to Friday, 20th September 2019, 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. 

    Unfortunately, we will be unable to issue student ID cards on the 26th August as the University will be closed for an official UK bank holiday.  We will reopen on 27th August. 


    Weekend Service 

    A weekend Student ID Card collection service will be offered to all new Home and EU Students at the following Advice Zones.

    Saturday, 14th September 2019 and Sunday 15th September 2019, 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m., Treforest Campus, Treforest Library and Learning Centre.

    Sunday, 15th September 2019, 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m., Cardiff Campus, Atrium Building, Reception Ground Floor, CAA00808.


    International Students 

    We are aiming to issue your student ID card during Welcome Week or Induction Week.  

    The Student Administration Team will issue you with your Student ID Card so please make sure you visit Pontypridd Campus, Treforest, Hirwaun Building, Room TRH033 week commencing Monday, 16th September 2019, 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  

    Further details will be sent to you in an email.


    Returning students

    If you are returning to continue with your studies this year, the student ID card issued during your first year is still valid.  

    Please note you are not required to scan your student ID card for release of payment of your student loan (if eligible).  You will only need to collect a new student ID card if yours has been lost there will be a charge of £5.00.  

    If your card has been stolen a replacement card will be issued free of charge if you have reported the theft to the police and you can produce evidence of a crime number.


    Useful Information

    How to Enrol

    International Students