Student card

All students from the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) will receive a new multi-functional chip card, which you also need to gain access and make payments, as well as it functioning as a student card. This card is valid for the duration of your studies. However, the academic year is not specified on this card. That is why the card is only valid in combination with your proof of enrolment, which you will receive each year when your enrolment or re-enrolment has been completed.

Before you receive the student card, you must have satisfied all conditions for enrolment and handed in a photo. If you have not yet arranged everything concerning your enrolment, you must go to the Central Student Administration first to do so. You can also go to the Central Student Administration from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00 if you have other questions.

The student card is a personal card. The card provides access to the buildings, as well as allowing you to photocopy and print, pay in the canteen and at coffee machines. The card also provides entrance to the VERS party in the Melkweg at the start of the academic year. You will also receive interesting discounts that only apply to students on presentation of your student card.

Access to the building
The student card grants access to buildings. You normally only have access to the building or buildings where you study. Hold your card against the reader at the entrance to the building to open the door. The same applies to doors at bicycle sheds or cellars.

Payment
Payment with the chip card is very simple. A card slot is fitted into every machine or cash register, which you can use to pay with the chip card. When you place your card into it, you will see the balance on the card. You should then follow the instructions on the card box. Please make sure that the sweet vending machine is full before making a choice, because the money will be debited even if you select an empty slot.

Topping up
There is a topping-up machine at all locations, which you can use to top up your card with coins and/or your PIN card. The card can be topped up to a maximum of 50 euros. You cannot receive a refund in cash for the money on your card, this is also the case if you lose your card. In the table below, you can see where the top-up machines are located and what you can do with the student card at each location. There are instructions printed on all machines.

What can I do with my student card?

Breitner Academy | Overhoeksplein 2
Location top-up machine: in the hallway opposite the elevator
Top up with: only PIN
Payment at cash registers: yes
Payment at machines: yes
Copying/printing: yes

Academy of Architecture | Waterlooplein 211
Location top-up machine: ground floor, repro room
Top up with: PIN or coins
Payment at cash registers: yes
Payment at machines: yes
Copying/printing: yes

Conservatorium van Amsterdam | Oosterdokskade 151
Location top-up machine: ground floor, second pillar to the left
Top up with: PIN or coins
Payment at cash registers: yes
Payment at machines: yes
Copying/printing: yes

Netherlands Film Academy | Markenplein 1
Location top-up machine: to the right next to the entrance
Top up with: PIN or coins
Payment at cash registers: no
Payment at machines: no
Copying/printing: yes

Reinwardt Academy | Hortusplantsoen 1-3
Location top-up machine: past the entrance, to the left next to the elevator
Top up with: only PIN
Payment at cash registers: no
Payment at machines: no
Copying/printing: yes

Academy of Theatre and Dance | Jodenbreestraat 3
Location top-up machine: sixth floor
Top up with: PIN
Payment at cash registers: yes
Payment at machines: yes
Copying/printing: yes

Is your card faulty?
If your card is faulty, you can pick up a new card from the Central Student Administration. A replacement card costs €5. Drop by the Central Student Administration and your replacement card will be printed immediately. You must pay the €5 by debit card (PIN). Payment in cash is not possible.

Stolen card
If your student card has been stolen, it is extremely important to report this quickly. There may be money on the card that could be used by others without a code. A new card is free upon proof that is has been reported stolen. Drop by the Central Student Administration (with proof that is has been reported stolen) on the first floor of the Academy of Theatre and Dance, Jodenbreestraat 3, Amsterdam.

Card lost, money lost
There will be no reimbursement of the balance on the card if it is lost.

Card found?
If you find a card belonging to a staff member of fellow student, you can return it by post to the AHK. The address can be found on the back of the card. It is simpler, however, to hand in the card to reception.

Your student card is only valid in combination with your proof of enrolment. At the end of September each academic year, a small-sized proof of enrolment will be sent to your postal address. If you need the original, full version of your proof of enrolment, for example when renting a room, you can apply by using this form. You can subsequently pick up the proof of enrolment from Central Student Administration.

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