Flash Card

Starting from academic year 2018/19, the students enrolling in the first year of a degree programme of the University of Padua are given the University Flash Card, a card serving as a university badge. 

The students who enrolled in previous academic years and those who register for single course units are given the standard badge (red and white): for further information and for duplicates, please email carriere.studenti@unipd.it

ACTIVATE YOUR FLASH CARD

  What is the University Flash Card?

The University Flash Card serves as a university electronic personal badge and allows you to access university services, but it can also be upgraded to a card with financial purposes. 

The new badge - given to all the students enrolling in their first year of studies starting from a.y. 2018/19 - is valid for 7 years, both if you continue with your studies at the next level and if you change your degree programme within the University of Padua.

If you have already received it, you must:

  • always carry it with you
  • activate it through the link at the bottom of this page (the activation of the badge is crucial for security reasons, because it guarantees you are the legitimate holder).

  What does it do?

The Flash Card allows you to identify yourself as a student of the University of Padova and use certain services, for example:

  • access to university areas (e.g.: laboratories);
  • access to library loans;
  • document services (photocopies, prints, scans) in libraries and photocopying areas;
  • electronical recognition before examinations;
  • discounts in shops and facilities;
  • Bike sharing

The new badge allows you to identify yourself as a student of the University of Padua and use certain services, such as:

  • access to university areas (e.g.: laboratories);
  • access to library loans;
  • document services (photocopies, prints, scans) in libraries and photocopying areas;
  • id checks before examinations;
  • a wide range of discounts and special offers in shops and facilities;
  • access to Bike sharing service (online subscription)

  How do I receive it?

The new badge is sent to the address you specified when pre-enrolling in thirty or forty days from finalising the enrolment procedure.

If you provided a non-Italian address, you can pick up your card at the Student Office, Lungargine Piovego 2/3, during opening hours.

  What if I have the old university badge?

All the students who in a.y. 2018/19 enrolled in years subsequent to the first can still use their old university badge with no problems.

The students who register for single course units, post lauream programmes (e.g. PhD, short specialisation degrees) or other courses (24 ECTS credits) are also given the old university badge.

  What if my Flash Card gets stolen or lost?

If your Flash Card gets stolen or lost:

  • if the card only functions as a university badge, you must notify the Enrolment Unit - Student Office to be issued with a new card. You can either go to the Enrolment Unit in person or email cartaflash.studenti@unipd.it. If you choose to send an email, you must also enclose the application form for a new Flash Card in pdf format, a copy of your ID card, a copy of the report of the theft/loss issued by the Police/Carabinieri (only if the card has been stolen), the receipt of payment of 12€ to be issued with a new card (only if the card has been lost, damaged or demagnetised). You can make the payment through the PagoPa procedure: in the field ‘Payment reason’ select DIDA19 - Other. If your card gets lost or stolen, or if you want to request the duplicate of the standard multifunction badge, please fill out the form below.
  • if the card is active also for financial purposes and it gets lost, stolen or cloned, you must call the toll-free number 800.303.303, active also for Card Emergency Services.  From abroad, call +39 011 8019200 active 24/7; the phone call is charged according to your telecoms provider. Then, to be issued with a duplicate of the card, please follow the procedure above.

  How can I upgrade my Card to "Flash Up Studio"

If you are eligible for a scholarship, or you just want to upgrade the functions of your Flash Card, you should go to a bank Intesa Sanpaolo (any branch) and ask for the card to be upgraded to "Flash Up Studio".

For information on how scholarships are credited or how to enter the Card’s IBAN into Uniweb, please contact the Student Service Office at benefici.studenti@unipd.it.

By doing so, the card and its data remain the same: same IBAN, PIN, user code, expiry date, CVV number. The card, with your name on it, allows you to pay by bank transfer and can be credited with salary or similar (scholarships, reimbursement of university fees, mobility grants, allowances for tutoring activities, etc.).

With your Flash Up Studio you can make payments in all the stores equipped with the Flash Up Studio’s card network, both in Italy and abroad.

Please note:

  • the Card can be charged up to €10,000
  • the daily limit for cash withdrawal from ATMs is €500.00

Further information is available in the information leaflet on the bank’s website

  Who should I contact for any issue?

To get information on the university’s services the card gives access to and to receive technical support (e.g. demagnetised card, delay in delivery) please contact the Enrolment Unit - Student Office or email cartaflash.studenti@unipd.it..

For further information on the financial services supplied by the card, contact the banking institution at the toll-free number 800.303.303; from abroad, call +39 011 8019200 active 24/7, the phone call is charged according to your telecoms provider.

For information on how scholarships are credited or how to enter the Card’s IBAN into Uniweb, please contact the Student Service Office at benefici.studenti@unipd.it