Student ID Cards

Student ID Cards

The most important thing you need to do after you enrol at Charles University is to get your student ID card. Why? 

  • Proof of your student status and relation to university
  • Access to libraries, cafeterias, lab rooms, etc.
  • Upload money to pay for the printing in the libraries or for the lunches at the cafeterias/canteens.
  • It helps you to get a Public transport discount
  • Various student discounts (cinema, museums, theatres, etc.)

In order to be able to use the card for printing and copying and also in the cafeterias, you have to put credit on your student card. Please note, the card basically operates with two different accounts and thus you need to put in credit separately for printing and for the use in cafeterias.

When you enrol at Charles University, you choose between two types of student identity cards:

  • regular CU Student Card - valid in CZE, free of charge
  • CU ISIC Student Card: this is the only internationally recognized student identity card. Its holder gains access to a wide range of benefits and discounts. As a CU student, you have the attractive option of getting a CU Student Card that is merged with the ISIC card, thus enabling you to use all standard CU services and also benefits from ISIC-related discounts. There is a small annual fee (around 13 EUR).

two types of CU student cards

Find detailed information on CU cards here.

Where to get them

The ID cards are issued by card service centres whose location, contact information and office hours can be found here