Student ID cards

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About Student ID cards

All UNSW students get a Student Identification (ID) card. You need this card to identify yourself as a UNSW student, to access buildings, and for university transactions such as borrowing UNSW library books. 

Getting a Student ID card for the first time

You can request your ID card 24 hours after you have enrolled in your courses.

If you don’t provide proof of your citizenship or residency, you will not be issued with a Student ID card. A reminder will be sent at the start of your first term asking you to bring documentary evidence into The Nucleus: Student Hub or to send a copy by reply email. If you don’t provide these documents before the census date for the term, a block will be placed on your student account which will prevent further enrolment or class registration.

  • Outside the Term 1 Getting Started period, 29 January – 22 February 2019, visit The Nucleus: Student Hub to obtain your Student ID card.

Distance students 

If you have a question about Student ID cards, this FAQ may have the answer. 

Outside the Term 1 Getting Started period, 29 January – 22 February 2019,  visit The Nucleus: Student Hub to obtain your Student ID card. 

If you don’t provide proof of your citizenship or residency, you will not be issued with a Student ID card. A reminder will be sent at the start of your first term asking you to bring the evidence into The Nucleus: Student Hub or to send a copy by reply email. If you don’t provide these documents before the census date for the term, a block will be placed on your student account which will prevent further enrolment or class registration.

Replacing a Student ID card

You can request a new Student ID card at any time if you have changed your name, lost or damaged your card, or if it has expired. Find out about replacement Student ID cards.