When and how will I receive my student card and LU card?

As a student of Leiden University you will need two different types of card: a student card and a LU card.

Student card
Your student card is your proof of registration as a student of Leiden University (or proof of enrolment). You will receive it by post at your Dutch address once you have completed all student registration formalities and paid your tuition fees. You will receive a new student card each academic year that you are registered as a student.

Your LU-card is your Leiden University ID card. It also serves as a print & copy card, library card and access pass. It remains valid for the duration of your studies and can be used as your alumni pass after graduation. You must request a LU card yourself. You will not receive it automatically. Your LU card will be sent to your Dutch address. If you do not (yet) have a Dutch address you can collect your LU card at the Student Affairs Front Office in Plexus Student Centre.

You can check whether the university has your correct postal address in Studielink or at the Student Affairs Front Office.