Identification cards

Notification for students entering the first year of study in academic year 2020/2021

IDENTIFICATION CARDS (ISIC and standard blue UP card) for first year students will be issued in journal study room on 1st floor of university library at Zbrojnice building (Biskupské nám. 1).

Mass issuing of ID cards will begin at the beginning of the academic year on 21.9.2020 for all enrolled students who paid the fee online and sent the application for the ID card with photo. Cards will be printed continuously even for students who will be enrolled later. There will be a queue management system in the library, where each student will enter their PIN code assigned to them based on the previous registration in the reservation system, they will receive a printed ticket with an ordinal number.

Student will receive an email that the card is printed and is ready to be picked up. It is important to await for the email before coming to the location of issuance. The card is ready to be picked up only after receiving the email. The email will contain a link to the reservation system which must be used to order a term to pick up the card.

Student can also find out if their card was printed at https://portal.upol.cz after logging in the system and searching their name in the search bar. If the card is printed, there should be a card number and date of creation displayed.

Issuance period in the first week from 21.9. to 25.9. will be prolonged from 8:00 to 20:00, on Friday to 18:00. Issuing in the second week 29.9. to 2.10. will take place from 8:00 to 16:00.

Subsequently, all the unissued cards will transferred to the ID card office in Zbrojnice where students can pick up their card during office hours. There will be an extended office hours on Fridays from 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 14:00 (especially for students of combined form of study) until the end of October.

ID card office will be open for students and employees based on the registered term in the reservation system https://rezervace.upol.cz/karty (notice that mass dispense in library will have a different reservation system) or based on previous telephone agreement. If necessary, contact Helpdesk UP or call 585631840.

Instructions on how to apply for the student ID card:

Students entering UP should open their online application form after receiving Notification of admission to study at https://prihlaska.upol.cz. (Login information are the same as to when you created the application)

Then proceed as follows:

  • Choose a type of identification card (student ID card – hereinafter ID card) in menu Card selection (see CARD TYPES).
  • Upload a photo in a passport format
  • Agree to the personal data processing
  • Send the application for the ID card by pressing the button in the form
  • Student will see payment data after sending the application also in menu Card selection –  section Payment
  • You cannot change the type of ID card after sending the payment for the ID card
  • Application and payment for the ID card shall be send as soon as possible, they are necessary for making of ID card

Further information:

Students are required to have an identification card (ID card) in accordance with Act. No. 111/1998 Coll. of the Higher Education Schools. Student ID card (ID Card) confirms the student's legal status, which entitles them to use rights and benefits under legal regulations or under the internal regulations of the university.

Students of full-time study program use ISIC cards with international validity or a standard blue card. Students of combined, distance, lifelong form of studies, and employees receive standard blue identification cards with Palacký University logo.

The benefits of the ISIC card are available at www.isic.cz.

Students, who already have ID card from previous studies at UP Olomouc do not have to send a new application for an ID card, ISIC card validity can be prolonged by purchasing a new validation stamp using online payment method in STAG.

Students with valid ISIC card from other universities must apply for a new ISIC card (or a standard blue card) issued by UP Olomouc as other cards cannot be used within information systems of UP Olomouc.

Students are required to change the type of card from ISIC to standard blue ID card if they change the type of studies from full-time to combined.

CARD TYPES

  • ISIC – international student card is designated to full-time study students. The card is valid throughout the whole duration of studies. International validity of the ISIC card is from September to December of the following year. The validity is pre-printed on the front side of the card. Students can prolong the international validity for the next academic year in the beginning of the new academic year by purchasing a validation stamp, which costs 250CZK. The stamp is sticked on the back side of the card.
  • Standard blue ID card – this ID card is designated to all types of studies from combined studies, foreign stays, internships to full-time studies (students who did not choose the international ISIC card and who did not pay the license 250CZK, who cannot use student benefits outside the UP as students with ISIC cards can). Card is valid throughout the whole duration of studies and it is valid at all electronic services at UP the same way as ISIC card.

Both types of ID cards are issued under a deposit of 200CZK, which is refundable upon fulfilment of conditions in the “Identification card application contract”.

Students who would choose International ISIC card must pay additional 250CZK for the international license.

Deposit for the ID card is forfeited in case of non-enrollment to the studies.

It is NECESSARY that the ID card is selected and the payment is send in order to ensure that cards and contracts to borrow the ID card are prepared for mass dispense of the ID cards to all of the incoming students. Late posting of the application may affect the date of ID card issuing. Students additionally admitted to the studies will choose the type of card, pay for it online and send the Identification card application form immediately after receiving Notification of admission to study.

Mass dispense of ID cards will take place in September 2020 in Zbrojnice building at Computer Center UP Olomouc to all enrolled students who paid for the card online and sent the application form with their photography.

Cards will be continuously printed for later registrations as well.

Students will receive the information whether the card is ready to be collected via text message or email. You must wait until you receive such message before you come to pick up the card. The card will be ready to be collected only after the message is sent.

Students can also find out if their card is printed in portal.upol.cz after logging in. They should enter their name and surname into the search bar, there will be a card number and date of print if the card is ready to be collected.

VALIDATION STAMP DISPENSATION to students with ISIC cards (2nd and higher years; follow-up study; faculty change; again first year of study, etc.)

Validation stamps with validity 12/2020 were dispensed to students of full-time study with ISIC card, who did not collect their paid validation stamp, ended on 31.8.2020. 

MASS DISPENSATION OF VALIDATION STAMPS FOR ISIC CARD FOR THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR WILL START ON 21.9.2020 and it will take place for three weeks outside the ID card office. The location will be specified on this website.

Stamp dispensation outside the mas dispensing will take place in the ID card office at Computer Centre in Zbrojnice (Biskupské nám. 1) during office hours of the ID card office (door no. 387) only in exceptional cases, such as travelling abroad, foreign study stay, proloning invalid ISIC card to the students returning to studies or to students with online coures, who will not be available in Olomouc during winter semester. More information in section Renewal of validity of the international ISIC card by purchase of the revalidation stamp.

Notification for senior students regarding the prolonging of the validity of the ISIC card by purchasing a validation stamp including online payment method

Price for the validation stamp for the international ID card ISIC is 250 CZK. Stamp is valid from 09/2020 to 12/2021. 

Students interested in extending their ISIC international validity by a validation stamp can pay for the license using the payment gate in stag.upol.cz - section "My study" - "My data", section "Student fees and claims", "Student outstanding debt - what the student is obliged to pay" - line "Poplatek za validační známku" [i.e. Payment for the validation stamp]. There is a "Pay online" button on the right side of the line. Students can then pay the fee via their bank card. This is the preferred form of payment.

Using this payment method means the student does not have to hand out any proof of payment as Computer Centre employee can see the payment immediately.
Students can pay the fee for the license via bank transfer or via postal order using a correct variable symbol (the symbol is indicated in STAG, see above - its first four digits are 6820). Remember that the transfer takes a few days to be processed. Therefore it must be paid in advance. If the payment was not paired and the status remained: Unpaid.

Deposit and card distribution

→ Deposit payment for student card
→ Identification card distribution for the first-year students
→ Collecting remaining credits after the end of the studies
→ Deposit payback for the student card (student card)

Deposit payment for student card

The first distribution of the identification card is free. Identification cards are distributed once the deposit is paid (additional license for ISIC cards must be paid as well) and the Identification card application form (Student ID card) is sent.

Applicant admitted to studies will follow the instructions in the online application form (https://prihlaska.upol.cz). Information regarding the deposit fee including bank account number and unique variable symbol will be displayed in the Application overview after receiving the notification of acceptance or decision on admission to studies at UP.

Student that was admitted to more than one studies (more faculties) should send only one ID card application form and pay a deposit only once. The identification card is valid throughout the whole study period at Palacký University. It is deactivated after completing or interrupting of the studies.

How to pay the deposit for the ID card: 

  1. On-line payment

You can pay the deposit by the payment gate at Portal using you bank card. We highly prefer this form of payment. Click the “Pay deposit on-line” button available after login to Online Application Form (https://prihlaska.upol.cz), then you will select card type and upload photo.

  1. Payment by bank transfer/postal order (type A)

If a student cannot pay the deposit on-line, he/she can pay it by bank transfer or postal order to: bank account number/bank code 19-1096330227/0100, address: address Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Křížkovského 8, 779 00 Olomouc. You must include your unique variable symbol from the Online application form. (https://prihlaska.upol.cz).

  1. Payment in cash at the main cash office (exceptional cases)

Students, who haven’t send their application form using Online Application Form or for some verifiable reason have not paid the deposit by any of the aforementioned ways, must pay the deposit at the main cash office (Rectorate building, Křížkovského 8) before they come to collect their card. Student must bring their variable symbol to the cash office (in order to connect the deposit fee payment with the student’s ID card).

You must bring the cashier receipt to Computer Centre’s ID card office (Zbrojnice building, Biskupské náměstí 1, room 3.87) or to a temporary worker during mass dispensing of cards. (Mass card dispensing begins one week before the beginning of the academic year and two weeks after the beginning of the academic year.
Main cash office (Rectorate building) office hours: Mo – Fr: 9.00 – 12.00, 13.00 – 14.30

Identification card distribution for the first-year students

Information regarding the place and date of the beginning of the identification card distribution will be published at Portal of Palacký University in September. Students can find out whether they can pick up their card at http://www.upol.cz in Contact search.

First year students can collect their ID card after the enrolment to studies in Winter semester, not earlier than one week before the beginning of the academic year in September, or throughout the beginning of the winter semester. ID cards are mass distributed in Zbrojnice (Biskupské nám. 1), in the hall on the third floor in order to avoid longer waiting period during the signing of the Contract to borrow ID card.

WHERE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT – where to put credit to the ID card for canteen and xerox services

  • Canteen 
    New students must go to the cash office of canteen at tř. 17. listopadu 54 and create an account. Students can put money to the ID card at the canteen cash office, servery in Holice or in Neředín canteen buffet. Online encashment can be set up for the canteen – more at http://menza.upol.cz/WebKredit
  • Library – xerox services
    You can put credits for xerox services in 1st floor of Zbrojnice in Central Library (desk B), at computer labs administrator (ground floor of Zbrojnice, FoS) or at information centres of CMFoT, FoPC, FoA.

Collecting remaining credits after the end of the studies

 

If a student end their study and they want to collect the remaining ID card credit, they should do so as soon as possible before the card validity ends (especially the xerox credit). Student can collect the remaining credits in cash at the computer administrator in Zbrojnice or at Central Library (1st floor, desk B). Student must bring their ID card with them.
Canteen credits can be collected even after the end of studies and after students return the ID card at the ID card office. Credits are returned in cash at the cash office at main canteen at tř. 17. Listopadu 54, after students show their ID card or passport to the office administrator. It is possible to send the credits to the student’s bank account after arrangement with the cash office administrator in exceptional cases. Computer centre and ID card office does not have access to the remaining amount of credits on your ID card account.

 

Deposit payback for the student card (student card)

Students should return their card as stated in the Contract to borrow an identification card, i.e. 30 days at the latest after they finish their studies. Students lose their deposit after the Deadline. Deposit is returned in cash.  
Identification card can be returned to the ID card office via postal service only in exceptional and justified cases. The deposit is returned to student‘s bank account. Each case is judged by a Computer Centre employee for its legitimacy. 

Validation and stamp distribution

→ Renewal of validity of the international ISIC card by purchase of the revalidation stamp

Renewal of validity of the international ISIC card by purchase of the revalidation stamp

The preferred way of payment for the validation stamp is via online payment gate at Portal of Palacký University in My studies – My payments section using „Pay Online“ button. Students do not have to bring any proof of payment when collecting their validation stamp as the payment is traceable by a Computer Centre employee within 5 minutes after the payment. Students can collect the validation stamp almost immediately at the distribution spot or at ID card office.

Validation stamp can be paid via bank transfer (account no.: 19/1096330227/0100) or via postal order (Univerzita Palackého, Křížkovského 8, 779 00 Olomouc). Both methods require student to enter a correct variable symbol (it can be found in the “my payments” section), which can be found there from the beginning of September. When the status of payment is not “paid” even if you have paid for the stamp, bring a proof of payment (statement of account, payment slip) with you when you come to collect your validation stamp. The payment was not probably paired with your account.

Validation stamp is used for inclusion into the national database of valid ISIC cards and for verification of ISIC card validity for discount providers. 

Validation stamp can be purchased after the enrolment to the next year of studies. 

Revalidation stamps are distributed at predetermined locations after the distribution of ID cards to first year students. Distribution takes place within a limited period (three weeks in October, one week in January) at a predetermined place outsithe ID card office. Information regarding stamp distribution will be published at Portal. 

Students who will be at a foreign study stay before the beginning of the academic year and are enrolled to studies, can collect their stamp earlier, usually during August at the ID card office at the Computer Centre (door no. 387). However, these students will not have a variable symbol generated yet. Therefore, they must pay for the revalidation stamp in cash at the ID card office. It is important that these students bring their finance agreement or subscription contract (issued by the Foreign affairs department of Palacký University) with them. 

How to enter an inquiry regarding the ID card administration?

 

We ask students to send their questions and inquiries regarding new card, card change, card blocking, revalidations stamps or licence payments throught Helpdesk.  

http://helpdesk.upol.cz – "identification card" category.

FAQ regarding ID cards

→ What will happen once I change a card? (new ID card issue, lost ID card, etc.)
→ Do I have to apply for a new ISIC even though I have a valid one from a different school?
→ Do I have to send a request for a new card if I have one from my previous studies at Palacký University?.
→ Do I have to change a type of card if I will be a first-year student of the follow up studies?
→ I did not enter the variable symbol while paying the deposit. What should I do?
→ I changed my surname when I send application to the first year of study. What should I do?
→ I will enrol to studies today, when can I get my student card?
→ I am a foreign student of the follow-up studies and I have a newly generated pseudo-birth code in the Online Application Form. Do I have to get a new ISIC card?
How can I pay the deposit for the ID card as a foreign student (e.g. Erasmus, Ceepus, agreements, etc.)?
→ I lost my ID card / My card was stolen, what should I do?
→ My card is not working (in canteen, library, room access), what should I do?
→ Do I have to return my card if I interrupt my studies and what will happen after I return to studies?
→ Do I have to return the card after I finish my studies?
→ I paid for my revalidation stamp on-line today. When can I pick it up?
→ Can I use ISIC in other libraries in Olomouc?
→ Can I use ISIC in order to get a student discount for fare in DPMO?
→ When do I have to change my student card to an employee card when I’ll become an employee of the university?
→ I cannot upload a photo in the online application

What will happen once I change a card? (new ID card issue, lost ID card, etc.)

Your old card will be blocked once a new card is printed. New card will be activated on the following day. Remaining credits for canteen or xerox services will be transferred to your new card as well as list of books lent from library. Your passwords and building entrance rights are transferred as well.
Students who didn’t pay the validation stamp fee, but want to receive a new valid ISIC card must pay for the revalidation on-line before they come to collect the card at the ID cards office. Furthermore, students can pay in cash in the ID card office while the card is being printed. ISIC card have their validity printed on the front.

  • Canteen
    Your money will be transferred as well as your password. If you have ordered a meal on the same day as the day your card is printed you must pick up a meal ticket at a cashier’s desk in the main canteen. Next day’s order will be transferred to your new card. New orders using your new card are available before noon the day after printing of the card.

    FoM or FoHS students who eat at the University Hospital canteen must report change of their card in UH office next to the canteen. New chip number will be then uploaded into their systems. You do not have to pick up a meal ticket, meals ordered on the day of card’s print are available. 
  • Library
    Book loans are transferred. However, you will receive a new user ID number for university libraries (e.g. C000012345). User ID number is used by students who order books they want to lend on-line. You will receive your new number from the library employees at desk B or at ID card office when receiving the card. You must inform the employees of Olomouc Research Library about change of your ID card and let them update your new card number into their system.
  • Xerox services
    Your credit and login will be transferred. If you experience issues with the credit transfer, go to computer network administrator in the ground floor in Zbrojnice (next to the computer room) or to desk B in the library. This service is available also at library at Theoretical institutes.
    Foreign students who had their pseudo-birth code changed in STAG and who received a new printed card 
    use their generated pseudo-birth code from the first card as a password for printing.
  • DPMO
    Your new ISIC card will have a new licence number in case of loss/theft (under photography). If a student has bought a monthly/quarterly season ticket, he/she must inform DPMO employees about the licence number change in order to have it correct for possible revision control ticketing in public transport.

Do I have to apply for a new ISIC even though I have a valid one from a different school?

Students enrolling to Palacký University Olomouc cannot use ISIC cards issued outside Palacký University as UP Olomouc card contains a chip, which is the holder of information enabling access to all Palacký University systems – canteen, buffet, accommodation at dormitories, book loans at libraries of Palacký University, access to buildings, etc. Validity of ISIC distributed at UP can be prolonged throughout the whole study period by a purchase of a revalidation stamp.

Therefore, ISIC distributed by another institution would not work at electronic services at UP. You can own more international ID cards.

Do I have to send a request for a new card if I have one from my previous studies at Palacký University?

Students who enter the first year studies again within one or more faculties at PU do not have to send a request for a new card if they do not change a form of study (full-time to distance and vice versa).

Students transferring from FoM or FoHS to another faculty or vice versa must request a new ID card as their card serves as an ID tag for the University Hospital. (ID card is distinguished by a coloured line on the right edge of the card).

Validation stamp for a new academic year can be paid from September via Portal UP (section "My study" - "My data", section "Student fees and claims", "Student outstanding debt - what the student is obliged to pay" - line "Poplatek za validační známku" [i.e. Payment for the validation stamp]. There is a "Pay online" button on the right side of the line. Students can then pay the fee via their bank card.). Validation stamp can be collected in the second half of September (detailed information will be published on the Portal news). Payment and prolongation of the validity of international ISIC ID card is not compulsory. ISIC will remain only as a student ID card at UP.

If a student of follow-up studies wants to have a new ID card (e.g. loss, damage, theft of the ID card), they must pay the deposit in the online application form (and validation payment for the ISIC card), fill and send the online request for an ID card with an appropriate photography.

Do I have to change a type of card if I will be a first-year student of the follow up studies?

Students who have finished their bachelor studies and who will continue with their studies at master’s level do not have to pay the deposit of 200 CZK for a new ID card. If students change the form of studies from full-time to combined, they must apply for a new identification card and they must pay the deposit (pay online button in online application form). They will receive a standard blue ID card. As for ISIC card, the validation stamp must be purchased (see validation and stamp distribution).

I did not enter the variable symbol while paying the deposit. What should I do?

If you did not pay online and you have forgot to enter your variable symbol (which can be found at https://prihlaska.upol.cz), the card will not be ready for collection during the mass dispensation.
You send the information needed via e-mail or you can come to ID card office in person in order to search for your payment (only in case of lost proof of payment). Bring the number of bank account from which you sent the payment along with a date of payment. In case you lost the payment slip, find the specific number of your post office, from where you sent your payment along with at least an approximate date of payment.

I changed my surname when I send application to the first year of study. What should I do?

You must select the block print option in online application form, after your surname is changed, contact your study department, which should change your name in STAG. Then search your name in https://portal.upol.cz after login in order to see if the change was already made. Only then you can come to the ID card office. Your card will be printed immediately.

I will enrol to studies today, when can I get my student card?

Students are not registered in STAG on the day they enrol to studies. Then their data must be generated (login, STAG number, e-mail address, ID number etc.). If the enrolment is later than in standard period and students should collect their card later during academic year. However, be aware that the card is not active on the day of the print. It is activated the next day.

I am a foreign student of the follow-up studies and I have a newly generated pseudo-birth code in the Online Application Form. Do I have to get a new ISIC card?

Foreign students must keep their original pseudo-birth code from their previous studies. If you have generated yourself a new pseudo-birth code, go to Helpdesk in Portal or contact us via e-mail in order to get the pseudo-birth code fixed to the original one. Then there is no need for getting a new ISIC, you just need to get a revalidation stamp. If you have a room reserved at dormitories with the new pseudo-birth code, you must inform the Accommodation and dining department regarding the change of the birth code.

How can I pay the deposit for the ID card as a foreign student (e.g. Erasmus, Ceepus, agreements, etc.)?

If the length of studies is longer than one month and the students does not own an ISIC cardfrom their home or an UP standard blue ID card university and they would like to own Palacký University card, students can pay the deposit 200 CZK and 250 CZK license fee (only ISIC card). Students shall pay these fees at the main cash office of Palacký University (left side of the courtyard of th Rectorate building, Křížkovského 8), total price for ISIC card is therefore 450 CZK, standard blue card deposit fee is 200 CZK. Students should then bring your Application form of identification card, photography and proof of payment to ID card offices (Zbrojnice building, Biskupské náměstí 1, 2nd floor – ISIC signs), or to you study officer or foreign study stay coordinator.  If the student is going to pay via postal order or via bank transfer, then the student must use the variable symbol 99968061 and specific symbol is birthcode (for students from Slovakia) or date of birth.

I lost my ID card / My card was stolen, what should I do?

You must inform Computer center in person or by e-mail. You card will be blocked within 24 hours. If your ISIC card was stolen or lost, you lose your ISIC licence (ISIC number, validation stamp). Payment for a new card shall be made at the main cashier’s office at the Rectorate building (left part of the Rectorate courtyard, Křížkovského 8). Bring the proof of payment to Computer Center to ID card office (Biskupské náměstí 1, Zbrojnice, 2nd floor – ISIC signs). You card will be made on the spot and will be active the next day. ISIC card validity is printed on the front side of the card.
If you study full-time and you do not prolong your ISIC card validity, you can get a standard UP card, which however does not offer any of advantages of the ISIC card (discounts etc.).

My card is not working (in canteen, library, room access), what should I do?

If your card is damaged then you have to pay a new deposit fee for a new card at the main cash office of Palacký University (left side of the courtyard of the Rectorate building, Křížkovského 8). You will receive a payment receipt which you should bring with you to ID card office at Zbrojnice (Biskupské náměstí 1, 2nd floor, room 3.87). You will then receive a new card. The card will be activated the next day.
If you own ISIC card with a valid license, then the license will be transferred to the new card without any extra payment.
If your card is not visibly damaged, go to the ID card office first, where the state of the card will be considered. If the card lost its functionality, you will get a new card printed free of charge. 

Do I have to return my card if I interrupt my studies and what will happen after I return to studies?

If the students keep their ID card during their interruption of studies then the card is electronically reactivated upon their return to studies and the student does not lose their deposit fee.

Do I have to return the card after I finish my studies?

You should return the card as stated in the Contract to borrow an identification card which each student signs before receiving the card – as stated in Article II., paragraph 3. Student does not have to return the ID card and can use the ISIC card until the end of licence outside UP for the rest of the calendar year. That is a standard procedure.

You can authorize any person acting on your behalf (using the appropriate form) to return the card and receiving the deposit back, if you cannot return the card in person.

The card can be returned via postal services only in exceptional cases with a formal written request to return the deposit to the bank account. However, this is not a standard procedure and due to the occupancy of the economic department it is accepted only if a student is abroad or he/she ended his/her studies for health reasons. The reason for sending back the deposit to your account must be part of your request.

I paid for my revalidation stamp on-line today. When can I pick it up?

If you pay the validation stamp fee via Portal UP online, you can collect your stamp within five minutes after the payment. The payment will be paired within the system after a few days when it is processed by the economic department of UP. When the payment is processed, the system will display “Paid” status.

If the payment was made via bank transfer and the payment still has “Unpaid” status, you must bring your payment order in order to receive the validation mark. Please note that when confirming the payment, your statement does not display variable and specific symbols identical to those entered according to the UP Portal.

Can I use ID in other libraries in Olomouc?

Thanks to the joint project of the Research Library in Olomouc (VKOL) and UP and thanks to the cooperation of both institutions, UP students (and employees) can use their identification card as a VKOL reader's card, thus replacing their existing card issued by VKOL. The payment of the VKOL registration fee remains.

The use of an identification card for VKOL readers brings several indisputable advantages: in particular, increased protection against abuse if the card is lost and the use of one identification card instead of two.

Can I use ISIC in order to get a student discount for fare in DPMO?

Yes, ISIC is your student card and it is used to give you fare discount. 

When do I have to change my student card to an employee card when I’ll become an employee of the university?

The exchange should take place immediately after the end of your studies. Laboratory and building access must be set in cooperation with a head of department or his/her assistant as your entrance profile changes from student to employee. 
You canteen account changes from student to free account and you will first use up money from your student account and then you lunches will be paid from your income.

I cannot upload a photo in the online application

It's possible in such case to download an application for an ID card (see Identification card application form (Student ID card)) and send it via postal service.

About the identification card office

Identification cards are managed, updated, developed and made at Palacký University Computer Center ID card office. ID card office also manages databases necessary for user applications including access systems at PU.

There are two types of ID cards, which are according to the law no. 111/1998 Coll. On universities, also a student’s card. Students of full-time study program use ISIC cards with international validity or a standard blue card. Students of combined, distance, lifelong form of studies, and employees receive standard blue identification cards with Palacký University logo. Cards have been redesigned during academic year 2015/2016 according to the new unified visual style of Palacký University. All types have an integrated electronic chip and can be therefore used within or even outside the premises of UP. However, standard blue ID cards differ in the types of services used. 

ID card services

Within Palacký University: 

  • Eat at student’s canteen
  • Borrow books in libraries
  • Copy and print
  • Access buildings or lecture rooms
  • Access the internet on computers in Zbrojnice and at faculties. 

Outside Palacký University: 

  • Processing of DPMO card
  • ID card to Research Library in Olomouc  

Office hours

ID card offices are located in 2nd floor of information center building in Computer Center.

Monday 9.00 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 11.30  
Wednesday 9.00 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00
Thursday 9.00 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00
Friday 9.00 - 11.30  

Send any questions via Helpdesk (http://helpdesk.upol.cz) – category "identification cards"

 

Contacts

Head of the Operations Department: 

Mgr. Leoš Jurásek MBA
+ 420 585 63 1822
leos.jurasek@upol.cz

ID Card Office: 
(room 3.87)

Alena Vymětalová
+ 420 585 63 1840
email: karty@upol.cz

Mgr. Jana Jonášová
+ 420 585 63 1832
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ID card types and their use

  • ISIC
    ISIC card is the only proof of student status recognized worldwide. Every full-time studies student will receive this ID card upon commencement of studies. The card is valid for 16 months and has to be revalidated later on. ISIC card enables students access to all the UP apps, serves as a proof of student status outside UP, gives students opportunity for exclusive discounts and advantages (in shops, restaurants, education, entrance fees, travelling, accommodation, bank allowances, etc.), more at http:/www.isic.cz.
    Students of Faculty of Medicine and students of Faculty of Health Science will receive an ISIC card with a printed coloured strip on the back side of the card. Further, the back side will serve as a name tag at University Hospital Olomouc.
    Students can prolong the validity of their ISIC card by purchasing a validation stamp.

    If a student doesn‘t prolong their ISIC card validity the card will be discarded from the system of active ISIC cards and it will become useless outside UP where it remains valid as a standard student card.   
    In order to use full advantages of the international ISIC card (discounts outside UP), you must activate it at http://www.mujisic.cz.
    Purchase of revalidation stamp is not mandatory at UP.
    Electronic validity of the ISIC card at university IS is activated automatically after continuation to next year of studies. The card serves as a student card during the whole period studies.
  • Standard blue card
    This card is meant for students of full-time study programs who do not want to have an ISIC card and for students of other types of study programs.  It is valid only at PU. Furthermore, different types of this card exist and they are distinguished by a stripe on their right-side with a description written within the stripe (such information was available under the photography on the older cards).
    Validity of this card does not have to be renewed. Further, standard blue card was redesigned according to unified visual style of Palacký University in academic year 2015/2016. Older and newer cards both remain valid.
    Students of FoM and FoHS will receive a card distinguished by graphic element. It will serve as a name tag at the University Hospital Olomouc.
    Electronic validity of is activated automatically upon enrolment to the next year of studies. The card remains valid throughout the whole period of studies.
  • Employee ID card
    Employees can use their ID card for catering, building entrances and for borrowing books. If you have received your card before 2007 and you have paid the deposit, you will get it back when you return your card. The deposit payment fee is not required since 2007. Furthermore, ID card are redesigned according to new visual style with a stripe including a description of their position within PU (employee, teacher, senior) on their right side.
    Employees can use their cards as an ID card at Olomouc Research Library. More information can be found at
    https://www.upol.cz/en/employees/ (Benefits).
  • Chip less employee card

Chip less employee card is used by people in employment relation with PU, who are also students of PU who are student ID card holder by law. This card is used for benefits and discounts at external benefit partners. First card is free and user must return the card to ID card office after termination of the employment, just as with standard employee card. This card is issued only on demand of the employee. It is intended to prove affiliation to UP. Entrances for the employee or catering can be set up to the valid student card with a chip. This card is visually distinguished by a pictogram.

ITIC
ITIC ID card (International Teacher Identity Card) is the only internationally recognized ID card for teachers. It can be issued only to academic staff of UP with employment of at least 0,5 indefinite or definite at least for 12 months. The ITIC license is valid from 1st September of the relevant calendar year until 31st December of the following calendar year. The card validity can be extended by purchasing a validation stamp at CC at the ID card office. The ITIC card replaces the standard "blue" UP employee card as it works equally within the access system, in the canteen or in the UP library. Information regarding benefits can be found at https://www.upol.cz/en/employees/ (Benefits). Other discounts for travelling, culture, sport etc. are available at http://www.isic.cz.

  • Alumni ID card
    You can receive the Alumni card for free when you enter the Alumni club. You can get free access to PU libraries, discounts for language courses, sport events supported by university or services outside PU. More information at absolventi.upol.cz
  • Library ID card
    This card is used for the needs of libraries and its meant for legal people outside PU. It is distributed in Central Library in Zbrojnice.

Following card types include only a pictogram, not a photograph:

  • Canteen ID Card
    This card is used for the needs of UP canteens and it is distributed by Accommodation and dining office.
  • ID Card for short-term visitors
    This card is used by short-term visitors visiting for a period of time shorter than three months. It is distributed at the ID Card Office upon receiving a request through the system from a faculty employee responsible.
  • Xerox card
    This card is used for needs of library employees.
  • Parking card of PU 
    This card is used for parking within premises of University Hospital of Olomouc. 

Payments

Payments related to student cards 

DEPOSIT

200 CZK

LOSS/THEFT (standard UP card)

200 CZK

LOSS/THEFT (ISIC card):
(payment for loss/theft + 250 CZK for new international licence (ISIC number)

450 CZK

DAMAGE

200 CZK

CHANGE of surname / title / photography

150 CZK

ISIC – Revalidation of the international card  

VALIDATION STAMP, first license (international ISIC validity),
new license upon printing of a new card after loss/theft/damage of ISIC card

250 CZK

Alumni cards

Card production

0 CZK

LOSS / THEFT of the card (only after filling in a request for a duplicate of the card)

250 CZK

Use of ISIC card outside UP

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only globally recognized document proving student status.

Thousands of student benefits worldwide:

  • Over 2 200 places with ISIC discount in CZ
  • Validity of ISIC ID card in 130 countries worldwide
  • Discounts on travelling, accommodation, entertainment
  • Discounts on transport - discounted student fares - You can find the integrated transport system of the Olomouc Region IDSOK at https://www.dpmo.cz
  • Advantageous travel insurance from 200 CZK for whole year.
  • Discounts in shops, restaurants and coffee shops
  • Discounts on culture (theatres, galleries, castles)
  • Discounts on festival tickets.
  • Discounts on season tickets in ski resorts.

Complete database of discounts can be found at https://www.isic.cz/slevy/