UCARD / UCARD services / Get a UCARD


Here you will find information on how you can get a UCARD whether you are staff, student or just visiting UCD.

Don’t have a UCARD and looking to get one?

No problem we are here to help just follow some of the useful links below for further info on how you can get a UCARD whether you are a new student/staff, visitor, or have lost or had your card stolen.


Visitor UCARDs can be purchased at any of the Copiprint Bureaus for the value of €5 and come with €4 credit, they can be used in the exact same way as a student/staff UCARD, the only difference is the access to certain facilities on campus is not possible with one i.e. library, USF Gym


If you are a new member of staff or have lost/had your card stolen just email us ucard@ucd.ie with your information i.e. Name and Personnel Number, office address in UCD and we will be able to assist you further.


If you are a new student in UCD and are looking to collect your Student UCARD just call into the UCARD Bureau with ‘Passport’ or ‘photographic ID & Birth Cert’ and we will be able to assist you further.

All students must upload a photo on-line via SISWeb during registration.


If you're a returning UCD student, you will not have to queue for a new card in September. The student card you got last year is designed to last you for the duration of your programme in UCD. Only students who have changed programme (e.g. moving from a bachalor to a masters) are entitled to a new card. 

To keep your card valid for 2015/16 all you need to do is confirm your registration online.

For more information on this, visit our FAQ section.

Please Note

Students attending the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School will be advised by their Programme Manager where and when they can collect their card.


Preparing your photo

When prompted, you will be able to browse your computer to find a suitable image file.  This should be a .jpg file with a size of no more than 50Kb.

The image should be taken in colour and show your full head with your eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses, tinted glasses or hair across your face). You should be face fronting and looking directly into the camera.

Your head and/or face should not be covered. Hats and head coverings must not be worn, unless it is worn daily for religious beliefs or medical reasons. However, your full face must be clearly visible and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.

There should be no other person in the photograph. You will have the opportunity to confirm that the image is correct before sending this to the University. If you wear glasses please ensure the photo is free from reflection or glare on your glasses and the frames should not cover your eyes. See below for sample does and donts for your photos.

Beat example photographs