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ecUM – electronic card University of Mannheim

The ecUM, your digital student ID, combines many services of the University of Mannheim in one single card

You want to prove your student status or use a locker at the University Library? Or would you like to pay your Mensa meal without cash or buy a semester ticket?

You can benefit from these and many more services by using the ecUM

  • as a student ID card (with a stamp of the period of validity)
  • as a library ID card (with personal global user ID)
  • for cashless payment at the Mensa, EO Cafeteria and Café Soleil
  • to use the lockers at the University Library
  • for different functions at the self-service terminals
  • to transfer money to your print account
  • as a digital semester ticket

Please also take note of our information on how to use the ecUM (in German).


Everything you need to know about your ecUM

Find answers to all kinds of questions, such as

  • How do I get my ecUM?
  • Where can I pick up my ecUM?
  • How much does my ecUM cost?
  • Semester ticket and ecUM – what do I need to know?
  • Self-service terminals – how and where can I renew my ecUM, manage my addresses, transfer money to my print account and pay my library fees?
  • Paying with the ecUM – where can I top up my ecUM?
  • I have lost or recovered my ecUM. What now?

on the instructions pages:

ecUM instructions


    Requirements, technical details and availability

  • Requirements of use

    Legal requirements  

    Technical requirements  

    • You need to upload a photo to Portal² under “ecUM-Foto-Upload”.
    • You need your Uni-ID (user ID) for the University of Mannheim as well as the password for this ID.
  • Technical details

    • Thermo-rewrite plastic card
  • Service availability

    We guarantee a 99.9 percent service availability. However, we cannot exclude downtime in individual cases.
    Should this be the case, please contact our support team via e-mail or telephone (+49 621 181–2000). We will help you as quickly as possible.


Did you know?

Portal² is the platform used to digitally organize your studies at the University of Mannheim, from signing up for courses and registering for exams to viewing your grades online.

Go to Portal²