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LTU card

Published: 1 June 2020

Get your card

As a new student at Luleå University of Technology you can get a LTU-card at Service Point. You will be asked to show a valid ID (ID card, driver's licence, passport) when you collect your card.

Your photo will be taken by the staff.

Activate your card or change the PIN code

To activate your card or change the PIN code you log into My LTU. Click on your name in the top right corner, choose My account > LTU Card and follow the instructions.

Update your card

To extend the validity of your card, you need to update your LTU card every quarter after registering for a course. You can only update the course during the semester, it is not possible after the academic semester is over. There are updating machines located at Service Point/Student Reception Desk.

Card functions

Mecenat card - If you are registered on at least one course at LTU, and if you are a member of a student union, you can get the Mecenat logo on your LTU card and thereby use it as a Mecenat card. If you are studying more than 75% you also have the right to get the SJ logo printed on your card for travel discounts.

Access card - At campus Luleå, Piteå and Skellefteå the card can be used for gaining access via the entrance doors in the evenings and weekends, and to certain internal doors. A personal digit code is required.

LTU card for distance students

As a distance student you do not need to obtain an LTU card. But if you visit one of our campuses, it is a good idea to get one on the first day if you want to use the entrance doors after 4.30 pm. 

Mecenat card for distance students

After you have paid the Student Union fees Mecenat will send out log in information for the Mecenat app within a couple of days. If you want a Mecenat card you need to contact the office of your Student Union, at or