Online Students

Apply for and receive your University student card

Your University student card serves as your official student ID, your library card, as well as identification to benefit from various ‘student discounts’.

Create and submit a photo to apply for your University card 

Upload and submit a passport-style photograph to MyEd in order for us to generate your card as soon as possible. You will receive an email to your email address used to apply with details on how to complete this step.

Getting your student card step-by-step guidelines

Receive your University student card (essential)

Your University card will be sent to your home address no sooner than 3 weeks before the start of your programme of study.

Card functions

Your student card allows you to:

  • identify yourself as a student 
  • borrow books at the Library if you visit Edinburgh in person (but this is not essential as all library resources for your degree will be available online)
  • access resources online
  • may give you access student discounts on products and services

If you visit the University in person, your student card will give you access to some buildings. You must have an up-to-date University student card on you at all times when visiting the campus.

University card functions (Information Services website)

Need any help?

If you ever need help with IT and computing issues, please first check out the University Information Services website. 

IT and computing help website