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THU-Card and IT Services

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THU-Card and IT Services

At the start of your studies, you are often faced with many questions: where do I need to go, who is responsible for what and what do I need to know?We hope the following information will help to make starting your course as easy as possible.

The staff at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences Center for Information Infrastructure and Media (IMZ) are happy to help you with all technical questions regarding your university account, your e-mail address, Wi-Fi access or your THU-Card.

THU-Card/Student ID Card

Your Student ID card will accompany you from your very first day to your very last day at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. As a multi-functional THU-Card, it gives you numerous options for making everyday student life easier: it's a student ID card, bus ticket, library card and students' union prepaid cash card in one.Once the preparatory courses have started, you can get your student ID card from Student Services (SSC).

Cashless Payments

You can use your student ID card for cashless payments in the canteen (Mensa), the cafeteria, and for all the dispensing machines.To do this, you must top up your card with cash or your EC card using the machines provided in the canteen and cafeteria.


For printing, copying and scanning: once you have registered, hold your ID card against a multi-function printer. On selecting the function "Follow-print", initially your printing tasks will wait in a queue. Only when you have logged on to one of the devices will you be able to select and print your documents.You can top up your printer account at the terminals in Rooms F34 (Prittwitzstrasse), S202 (Albert-Einstein-Allee) or N01 (Eberhard-Finckh Strasse).


As a student, you are able to park your car for free at all three Ulm University of Applied Sciences sites. Just hold your student ID card in front of the car park entrance terminal to open the barrier.

Bus Travel

Your ID card gives you free bus travel between the stops "Örlinger Straße" or "Steinhövelstraße" and "Egertweg" (Line 4).This means, as an Ulm University of Applied Sciences student, you can travel for free between the Prittwitzstrasse campus and our site in the Eberhard-Finckh Strasse.You can also use your student ID card to travel for free on the DING network, on weekdays from 6 pm and all day at the weekend or on public holidays.


Your THU-Card serves as an election registration card for student elections.

Using the Library

All the Ulm University of Applied Sciences sites have a library. Your THU-Card permits you to borrow textbooks in the fields of computing and engineering, as well as journals, newspapers and data carriers.

University Account (Hochschulaccount)

The services of the Center for Information Infrastructure and Media (IMZ) can be used by all members and affiliates of Ulm University of Applied Sciences. Every Ulm University of Applied Sciences student receives their own access authorization (Hochschulaccount) and a university mailbox. The account is used for authentication to use IT services on campus or from outside.
You can get an account by showing your (student) ID card to Student Services during the preparatory courses or, after lectures have started, to Ms. Dobisch in Room F41.


Every Ulm University of Applied Sciences student gets their own university mailbox.You should check your mailbox regularly so you don't miss any important information.Automatic forwarding to a private address is not permitted. However, you can set up a notification for your private e-mail addresses.You can call up your mailbox using Outlook Web Access with your username and password.

WiFi - eduroam CAT

Ulm University of Applied Sciences is a participant in the eduroam project.
To use the eduroam WiFi you only need your Ulm University of Applied Sciences network login data.

- if you have one, make sure you delete your old eduroam profile
- Username: (this is not your e-mail address)
- Android: FIRST download and install the App eduroam CAT (DO NOT open it); THEN download and install the configuration file
You will find more detailed information about setting up a Wi-Fi connection in our instructions.


If you want to connect to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences network from outside the campus, you will need a VPN connection.The "virtual private network" (VPN) enables participants in a private network to connect to a different private network.You can download the VPN client here.If you need help installing the VPN client, you will find detailed instructions here.

Software for Students

Microsoft Imagine Premium

Ulm University of Applied Sciences is a member of the "Microsoft Imagine Premium" program from Microsoft.This enables you, as a student, to use different Microsoft software products for free.To access Microsoft Imagine Premium, you will first need to register with the e-academy License Management System (ELMS).You will need your university account to register for this.After you have registered, it can take up to two days before you are able to access Microsoft Imagine Premium.Then you can log on to the system and use the software products offered by your faculty's WebStore.

Office 365 ProPlus

As an Ulm University of Applied Sciences student, you can use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for an annual fee of 3.99 €.The software can be installed on up to 5 PCs or MACs and up to 5 additional mobile devices.
As a student, you also receive free and unlimited use of Windows 10 Education with one license key.
Find out more at

MATLAB TAH Campus License

Ulm University of Applied Sciences has agreed the "TAH Campus" licensing contract with Mathworks®.In addition to Matlab and Simulink, the Total Academic Headcount license contains numerous additional toolboxes. You can download a personal standalone copy of the software to each computer of which you are the sole user. The Matlab portal also offers free online courses. Find more information and the licensing conditions at

LabVIEW Student Install Option

This allows you to use the same software as the University of Applied Sciences on your own computer. To activate it, each student needs to set up a National Instruments user profile. You can get the serial number for the Student Option from the Sysadmins in the institutes.

VMware Academic Subscription

Free for students: software VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, VMware vSphere and VMware vRealize plus learning materials.Planned to be available from October 2018.

Course Starter App

The Ulm University of Applied Sciences Course Starter App can help you with many questions in the first semester: What does my timetable look like?Where can I find my lecture room?Who are my contact partners?What is there to eat in the canteen?By the way: the app was developed by graduates from the Computer Science Department.

Teaching, studying, research – LSF (Lehre, Studium, Forschung)

The LSF is an online portal for students, would-be students, teachers and staff; displaying classes and associated information such as rooms, times and people.As a student at Ulm University of Applied Sciences you can use it, for example, to register/deregister for examinations or to sign up for elective modules.You can access the portal here.

Self-Service Functions

You can update your personal details (such as your address and telephone number) online, using the self-service function.You can use this website to see an overview of your grades, or download registration status certificates (enrollment certificates) – for example for your BAföG application.Here a word of advice: save all your registration status certificates, as various government agencies may ask for them, even many years later.


e-Learning should provide you with all the opportunities of modern communication media, to make teaching and learning at the University of Applied Sciences as effective and efficient as possible.In e-Learning you will find all the courses for your degree program, as well as other features such as evaluations or similar.You can get all the information for this from the Institute for Academic Instruction (IHD).


Introducing the IMZ

About the THU-Card


Information Services - Library, IT & Online-Media
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