Student Cards 2022




Student cards will be issued after registration.

Student cards provide access to the campus and various computer facilities and buildings on campus. Keep your student card with you at all times. The student card must be presented upon request and during examinations and tests. One student card is issued to every registered UP student when they commence their studies. Keep this card safe as it will be used for the duration of your studies at the University of Pretoria. Student cards will be activated annually, directly after the registration period.

The first student card is issued free of charge. In the event of loss or damage, you may apply for a duplicate card at the Student Service Centre at a prescribed fee.

New students may book online on the UP Student Portal from 25 January 2022 to have their student cards issued.

Senior students who need replacement student cards can book online from 1 February 2022.

A student card will not be issued without proof of identification (ID, passport or driver’s license). Note that your previous student card cannot be used as proof of identification for obtaining a new student card.

Lost, stolen or damaged student cards will not be replaced without proof of identification (ID, passport or driver’s licence).

The student card booking system for students is available on your UP portal:

  • The booking system can be accessed by registered students via their UP Portal - UP Student Self-Service - Academic Information tile – Student Card Bookings.
  • If you do not see the Student Card Bookings option under the Academic Information tile, kindly clear your cache and sign in to your portal again, the option should then be available. You may follow the steps below to clear your browser’s cache/history:
  • On Google Chrome (Preferred) go to > Customize and Control Chrome > History > Clear Browsing data;
  • On Mozilla Firefox go to > History tab > clear recent history;
  • On Internet Explorer > Settings> check the delete browsing history on exit.

After clearing your browser’s cache/history, completely close ALL your browser windows, open a new browser window and log onto your UP Portal and return to the UP Portal - UP Student Self-Service - Academic Information tile - Student Card Bookings.

Published by Sean Booysen

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