Athena Card
Your ID card for many functions at TU Darmstadt

The multifunctional chip card makes student life and working at the TU more convenient, because in addition to the ID functionality as a member of TU Darmstadt, the Athena Card offers you a variety of functions.

User groups

A personalized Athena Card is issued for all TU Darmstadt students and staff.

Service characteristics

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How can I get my Athena Card?

  1. For employees: Please check your business contacts in TU Darmstadt's IDM portal. In order to do so, please use the link titled “persönliche Accountverwaltung” in the category “Kontaktdaten verwalten”. This is not required for students.
  2. For employees and students: Please upload a photograph to IDM portal. It must comply with the according technical requirements . The photograph can be uploaded by using the tab “Kontaktdaten verwalten”. If you need any help with this process please resort to our photo station .
  3. Your Athena Card should approximately be available within one week. You will be notified via email.

Issue of the Athena Card

  • Students receive their Athena Card by post to the semester address registered in TUCaN. In this video you will learn how to get your Athena Card.
  • Employees can only get their first Athena Card at the HRZ-Service-Center Stadtmitte issuing point. All following cards can also be issued at the HRZ-Service-Center Lichtwiese. As soon as your Athena Card is ready for collection, you will receive a message by e-mail. Please wait for this message before you go pick it up. In addition, it is possible to send your Athena Card by internal post to the address registered in the IDM portal. To do so, please contact us in advance by hotline or contact form .

The Athena Card will only be issued personally to the respective holder upon presentation of photo identification.

What do I have to do if my Athena Card is stolen?

In the event of theft, have your card blocked immediately at ULB (06151 – 16-76210).

You can have a new Athena Card printed out at HRZ Service (location “Stadtmitte”). Bring a police loss report with you. This will save you a fee of 20 euros. (See also “My Athena Card has been stolen. What do I have to do?” )

Your first Athena Card is issued for free. Any further cards (in case of loss) can be purchased for 20 Euros per card.