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Student cards

As well as identifying you as a student at the University, your student card allows you to access campus facilities, borrow from the library, print and photocopy, and gives you access to a wide range of travel and student discounts.    

How to get your student card

Submitting your photo

When you commence your course, you are required to submit a passport style photo for your student card. When you upload your photo, you'll need to make sure that it meets the photo guidelines (pdf, 69KB) or it will not be approved. Your photo will be assessed close to the start of semester.

If you didn’t submit a photo during enrolment, you'll need to log in to Sydney Student and upload a passport-style photo (go to 'My studies', then 'Enrolment' and select 'Upload photo'). You can do this at any time.

If you have any issues when uploading a photo, we recommend you use the recommended browser, Mozilla Firefox (Windows) or Safari (MacOS). If the error persists, you can contact university.cards@sydney.edu.au.

Commencing students in Semester 1, 2022

If you are a new student commencing a course in Semester 1, 2022, your card will be issued before the start of the semester. Once the photo you have submitted through Sydney Student has been approved, we will email you at your University student email with further instructions about getting your card.

However, if your course starts earlier than Semester 1, 2022, (i.e. Research Period 1 or Intensive January) you’ll need to complete the Student card application form (pdf, 209KB) and send it with a copy of your proof of identity documents to university.cards@sydney.edu.au. It’s important you tell us on the form that you’re starting early, so that we can issue your card in time.

Previously enrolled students commencing new courses

If you are commencing a new course directly after completing a previous course, your existing student card will still be valid once you enrol and you do not have to replace it.

If you have previously studied at the University but did not commence your new course directly after completing previous study, you will need a new student card. Please complete the Student card application form (pdf, 209KB) and send it with a copy of your proof of identity documents to university.cards@sydney.edu.au

If your course starts earlier than Semester 1, 2022, (i.e. Research Period 1 or Intensive January) it’s important you tell us on the form that you’re starting early, so that we can issue your card in time.

Previously enrolled students requiring first student card for on-campus study

If you have uploaded your photo in a previous semester but were unable to collect your student card, you can arrange for your card to be posted to your nominated Australian address or book a time to pick it up. Please complete the Student card application form (pdf, 209KB) and send it with a copy of your proof of identity documents to university.cards@sydney.edu.au.

If your course starts earlier than Semester 1, 2022, (i.e. Research Period 1 or Intensive January) it’s important you tell us on the form that you’re starting early, so that we can issue your card in time.

Receiving your student card

If you’re a new student commencing at the start of Semester 1, 2022, we’ll email you instructions on how you can receive your student card closer to the start of semester, so check your emails regularly.

If you need to complete the Student card application form (pdf, 209KB), you can choose to pick up your student card or have it posted to your nominated Australian mailing address.

If you choose for your card to be posted, we’ll send it through Australia Post and you will receive a confirmation email when your student card has been sent in the mail. If you have not received your card within 15 business days of receiving the confirmation email, contact university.cards@sydney.edu.au.

If you choose to pick up your card in person, we’ll email you a link so that you can book a collection time. When you come to campus you’ll be required to follow our standard COVID safety precautions. This includes wearing a mask, checking in and out of buildings, and maintaining physical distancing. When you arrive to collect your card, you will be provided with hand sanitiser.

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Last updated: 26 November 2021

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