FAQ 2187
Who is eligible for a Bournemouth University ID card?

You are entitled to a ID card/ Smartcard if you study on a Bournemouth University course. If you study with the Bournemouth University International College you are entitled to an Associated Member Smartcard.

The ID card is specific to BU and contains key information about you that is utilised by a number of systems around BU.

If you fall into one of the following categories you will be issued with a paper style ID card that is valid for only a single academic year of study instead:

  • You are studying at a Partner College which is not participating in the Smartcard scheme
  • You are on a Distance Learning programme
  • You are on a Post Registration Nursing programme.