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Student ID and Student Card

You can document that you are a student either with the digital student ID app on your mobile phone or with a semester receipt on paper and a student card.

The student card can give you access to buildings and rooms on the University, may allow you to obtain printouts and may be used as library card.

Student ID on your mobile phone

For a valid semester receipt in the student ID app you must:

  1. have registered as a student in Studentweb and
  2. have paid the semester fee to SiO at uiO.

The picture in the app is the same as you have on your student card. It will be sent automatically to the app. Read more in the section about student cards.

How to install the student ID app

valid student ID
Valid student ID

The student ID is valid

  • until 31 January in the autumn semester
  • until 31 August in the spring semester.

Is the app not showing the current semester? Touch the three dots / gearwheel in the upper right in the app and select "Update" (requires internet access). In the digital student ID app, the semester receipt for autumn is visible from 1 July, and the semester receipt for spring is visible from 1 January.

The barcode in the top left corner indicates your student card number at UiO. If you don't have a student card, there will be no barcode in the top left corner.

Semester receipt on paper

  • A semester receipt on paper is no longer necessary, but together with student card it is an alternative student ID.
  • A paper semester receipt can be ordered in Studentweb. Go to 'More...' in the menu, choose 'Orders' and then 'Semester receipt'.
  • A paper semester receipt will be sent to your semester address after some days. In July it will take longer.

Student Card

Student cards can give you access to buildings and rooms at UiO together with the possibility of retrieving 'pullprint' prints from UiO printers. They may also be used as library cards.

  • To obtain a student card, book an appointment and then go to SiO Customer Service Centre at Blindern. The Centre is located in the Kristian Ottosen building - see map.
  • You will need to bring your valid student ID app/paper semester receipt, and your passport/national ID. 
  • SiO will take your picture there.

Change PIN code

  • Book an appointment and then go to SiO Customer Service Centre at Blindern to change your PIN code.

Renew expired student card

Please book an appointment in order to renew expired card. When arriving to renew your student card please bring the expired student card so we can destroy it.

Have you paid the semester fee to a student organization other than SiO, UiO division?

You can obtain a key card that you can use for building and room access and as a library card. You must first register in Studentweb. To obtain the key card, visit the SiO Customer Service Centre at Blindern. Remember to take a valid form of identification with you.

Has your card been lost or stolen?

To renew your student card, book time and then go to SiO Customer Service Centre at Blindern.

Student number

All students at the University of Oslo have a UiO student number.

  • The number is shown on your student ID. You will also find your number in Studentweb, on top of the page My profile.
  • The student number may be used at UiO, e.g. if you enquire at one of the faculty information centres with a question concerning your studies.
  • Your student number will not change even if you change your study programme at UiO.


The SiO Customer Service Centre

Knutepunktet - International Student Reception


Published Nov. 7, 2016 11:49 AM - Last modified Dec. 6, 2021 7:32 AM