Student ID card as chip card

HAW Hamburg’s electronic student card is a chip card with multiple functions:

  • Personalised student ID card with photo
  • HVV semester ticket for Hamburg’s public transport system
  • HAW library card
  • Cashless payment function for the cafeteria (Studierendenwerk Hamburg)
  • Access to electronically secured rooms on the HAW campus

The chip card is your student ID card for the duration of your studies at HAW Hamburg.

All you need to do is validate the card at the beginning of each semester following successful re-registration. The functions are valid for one semester only.

Chip Card Services Offices

Contact via mail:
chipkarte (@) haw-hamburg.de

 

Chip Card Services Office
Bergedorf Campus

Ulmenliet 20, room 0.09
T +49.40.42875-6133

Currently closed

Chip Card Services Office
Berliner Tor Campus

Stiftstrasse 69, room 0.77
T +49.40.42875-9865

As a result of the Executive Board's decision to limit on-campus operations, the office is closed to the public until further notice.

How do I get my chip card?

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How do I extend/validate my chip card?

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Where can I validate my chip card?

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How do I validate my chip card if I am not in Hamburg?

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How do I look after my chip card?

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Name change, defective card, loss or theft of card – how do I get a replacement?

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Public transport semester ticket

Your HAW Hamburg chip card is also a semester ticket for public transport in Hamburg. You can use it for travel on buses, the underground, S-Bahn city trains, and local and regional trains in the fare rings A to Z of the HVV transport authority area (2nd class). An extra fee is charged for the 'SchnellBusse' express buses; please pay the driver. Up to three children aged 14 or under can travel for free with someone with a valid semester ticket.

Validity

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Getting a semester ticket refund before the semester starts

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Refund due to withdrawal

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E-wallet – cashless payment

The chip card's e-wallet function allows you to pay without cash at HAW Hamburg cafeterias and cafes operated by Studierendenwerk Hamburg at the Berliner Tor, Finkenau and Bergedorf campuses. There is no fee for using the e-wallet.

Topping up and paying out your credit

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Paying with your chip card

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Securing your e-wallet in the event of loss

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Transferring credit to new chip card

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Library card

You can also use your chip card as a library card at the HAW Hamburg libraries.

  • If you do not have a library card, you can sign up online, download an application form online, or fill out an application form at one of the libraries.
     
  • If you already have a library card, you can return it to one of the libraries and have your library account transferred to your chip card. To do so, please bring your chip card with you. You are not obligated to transfer your account and can continue to use your library card if you prefer.
     
  • HAW Hamburg students can also obtain library cards for the libraries at other Hamburg universities, in some cases free of charge. Please contact the specific library for more information.

 

Additional functions

The integrated chip card can also be used for the following purposes:

  • As a swipe card for access to electronically secured rooms on campus
  • As a photocopy card (in progress)
  • To pay for telephones and dryers in the dormitories (in progress)

Data protection and technical information

How is my data protected?

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What technical measures are taken to ensure data protection?

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Are movement profiles generated?

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How long is my photo stored?

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How large is the chip card's range?

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What information is printed on the chip card?

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What information is stored on the chip card?

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What information is stored during card use?

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Who has access to chip card data?

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