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You will be issued with an ETH card when you begin your studies. It acts as a visual identity card, library identity card and an electronic identity card. All members of ETH Zurich are automatically clients of the ETH-Library.


You need to validate your card every semester. After you have enrolled via myStudies for the new semester, you have to validate your ETH card at one of the nine validation terminals .
Please enrol as early as possible and by no later than the end of the second week of the semester.

After enrolment you will receive by regular mail a set of matriculation confirmations, one of which can be used as a substitute for validation.



A replacement card will be issued on payment of the handling charge of CHF 25. You can order it via or phone (044/632 56 59) and later collect it at the Centre for Continuing Education against cash payment.

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