Data on Front of Card
The front side of the UZH Card comprises a permanent field with personal data (name and date of birth) as well as a rewritable thermal printing field that contains UZH-related information about the card holder. These UZH-related data are updated each time the card is validated. The UZH Card is always delivered with no information on the thermal printing field.
Unvalidated UZH Card (no details printed on thermal printing field)
Validation is required to activate the UZH Card.
Validated UZH Card (details printed on thermal printing field)
Changeable data by validation
Validity, Study Level, Faculty, Staff No.
ASVZ, VSUZH (if member)
S: Special discount
Data on Back of Card
The back of the card comprises the signature field (except UZH Access Card), the card number, as well as the barcode for identification in the libraries (except UZH Guest Card and UZH Access Card).
Conventions for Names
Names are printed on the card in accordance with the corresponding entry in the UZH student or staff database. The spelling of names is taken from the official documents (ID, passport) submitted at the time of joining the University as a student or employee. We cannot consider any special requests for changes to the style of writing names.