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? 

Aside from serving as evidence of the holder’s relation to the university, the student ID cards are used for access to dormitories, to the FSV UK Hollar building and to some FSV UK computer labs and libraries. Students also use their cards to pay for printing and copying as well as in the university cafeterias.

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
  • 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.

two types of CU student cards

The CU Student Card itself is issued free of charge; the standard annual ISIC fee for CU students is 230 CZK (approximately 9 EUR). 

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. We recommend the main card service centre CU Point in Celetná street.


Revised August 2021.