The Hochschule Geisenheim University Student Card!

Hochschule Geisenheim University offers its students the comfortable option of using their Student ID card as a smartcard. The benefits of a smartcard are obvious:

  • The students retain the smartcard for as long as they are students of Hochschule Geisenheim University.
  • The Student Card serves as a photo ID, which means it is valid on its own, without a separate national identity card or passport.
  • The Student Card is also a student ID, Library Card, SemesterTicket, and Electronic Wallet for paying in the canteen (Mensa),
  • It replaces the SemesterTicket in booklet form (Leporello), avoiding the need for new booklets to be sent out each semester … this saves paper and money.

How do I get my Student Card?

At enrolment, students of Hochschule Geisenheim University receive a Student Card data sheet. Your photo, which will be printed on your card, should be attached to the data sheet. Unfortunately we cannot issue you with a Student Card without a photo.

The data sheet also contains your Declaration of Consent to the Data Protection Information and the Conditions of Carriage of the Transport Companies. We therefore ask you to stick a suitable photo to the data sheet and to hand in the signed sheet at the Admissions Office (Studienbüro) or send it to the Admissions Office by post.

What is a “suitable photo”?

  • Please provide a high-contrast colour photo of your face in a standard passport-photo format
  • Please remember that the RMV ticket inspector, for example, must be able to easily recognize your face.
  • The photo must perfectly fill the rectangular frame (35x45 mm).
  • Do not use scanned photos with a resolution of less than 1200 dpi.
  • Please use glue sticks only to affix the photo! No staples, liquid glue or photo mounting corners, please.
  • Write your name and Student ID Number on the back of the photo in case it becomes unstuck.

When and how will I receive my Student Card?

Once your data sheet has been received by the Admissions Office, your Student Card will be ordered from Frankfurt University who produce the cards for us. This means that after we receive your data sheet it will be about 2 weeks before you can pick up your Student Card at the Admissions Office. We are not able to inform each student about the arrival of his/her card and would therefore ask you to check for yourself whether your card is available for collection, or to simply come to the Admissions Office during visiting hours whenever you are on campus.

Please note that we do not send Student Cards by post and they cannot be issued to personal representatives or authorized third-party proxies! The Student Card can only be issued in person to the student concerned. Please bring your national identity card or passport with you.


For any questions please contact:

Thomas Franßen

Müller-Thurgau-Haus Raum 01.12
Tel. +49 6722 502 702
Fax +49 6722 502 710

Office hours:
Mo – Do  09.00 - 12.00 Uhr