Is the UNIcard immediately usable?

In order to use the UNIcard, please complete the following steps

  1. Sign the back of the UNIcard.
  2. Activate your personal E-Mail-Account @unibas.ch. Login details for the e-mail account are sent in a separate letter from IT Services.
  3. Activate and update your card at a UNIcard station. When you activate the card, the relevant validity information will be printed. This information will relate to the current period of validity for staff and the current semester informations for students.
  4. We recommend setting up a personal account for your UNIcard in the Polyright Cashless cloud **. In the event of loss of a card, the card holder may block their card at any time. From spring 2019 on, the Polyright Cashless Cloud can be used to load money on to the UNIcard account online.

** Cashless payment services for SV refectories are available since 1.4.2019. Printing/copying services with the UNIcard are available since may 2019.

The UNIcard is valid for the entire length of the employment or the entire length of study, and must be updated once a year for staff and each semester for students at a UNIcard station.

UNIcard authorization for access to a building must be requested for staff at the departemental office.