University card / Student card

The university card or student card identifies you as a student at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and allows you to enjoy the services available to you. It also allows you to identify yourself as a student in congresses, museums, etc. and get discounts.

This university card is provided by the Banco de Santander, thanks to the agreement between the UAB and this banking institution. The university card is NOT a financial card nor is it linked to any bank account.

How to obtain it?

If you are a student with new access to the UAB and the EUSS you will have to ask for the university card yourself and activate it at the moment you receive it, in order to have it fully operational. Read the application and activation procedures below.

I have lost or my university card has been stolen.

 You can request a new university card by making a new application. As soon as you receive it, you will have to activate it.

When will I have it?

If you make the request for the form and deliver the appropriate photo, within a maximum period of three weeks you should receive it at your home address. Then you can activate it through the form.

If you need it urgently, you can go personally to the Banco Santander office located in Plaza Cívica of the UAB, and they will do it to you and activate it at the moment. Also, if necessary, they can also take the picture.


Application for and activation of university card

This procedure allows you to apply for the university card of the UAB, both the first time, as if you have lost it or it has been stolen.

You will need to have your UAB user's password (NIU) (the NIU of the EUSS and the UAB is the same, but the password does not). If you do not have it or do not know it, you must request it first.

It is also necessary to verify your address of residence that the UAB has, since the card will be sent to this address.


Obtaining the UAB password:

  1. Go to the UAB Password management.
  2. Enter the option "Get a password".
  3. Enter the NIU and then the alias of your EUSS mail (which is to form and follow the instructions..


Verification of the address and personal data in the UAB database:

  1. Enter the option "Maintenance personal data" of the UAB Online services and formalities.
  2. Identify yourself with the NIU and your password.
  3. Modify your personal data if necessary.


Application for the university card:

  1. Access the application form (option "University card application" of the UAB Online services and formalities).
  2. Identify yourself and follow the instructions. You will have to provide a digitized photograph if you don’t like the one there is or there is none.
  3. Once the data is recorded, you will be informed of the address where you will receive the card.
  4. You will receive the card within approximately 3 weeks.


Activation of the card:

  1. Once you have received your university card, you must activate it by entering the activation form (option "Activation university card" of the UAB Online services and formalities).
  2. Follow the instructions.


If you have any problem, please contact with the Support Center of UAB (CAS – Centre d’Assistència I de Suport), by phone (935 812 100) or by email (, indicating that you are a student in EUSS (an attached center to UAB).