How do I request a LU card?

The first step in requesting your LU card is uploading a passport photo in uPrefs. Make sure your photo meets standard passport photo requirements. You can also opt to have your passport photo taken at the Student Affairs Front Office in Plexus Student Centre (Leiden) or at the Wijnhaven Servicedesk (The Hague). Within 5 days of uploading your photo, you will receive your LU card at the address you provided in Studielink or on your student registration form.

Students with a non-Dutch address can collect their LU card from the Student Affairs Front Office one week after uploading their photo. You'll receive an email notifying you when your LU card is ready. By replying to this email you can request that your LU card be sent to the Wijnhaven Servicedesk (The Hague) for collection is required.

HOVO students (university of the third age) can request a LU card at the LU card helpdesk in the central university library.

Once you receive your LU card is still needs to be activated. You can do this at a LU card helpdesk. Remember to take along valid ID.