Frequently Asked Questions
Nation card and membership
Where can I buy a guest card?
Guest cards can only be purchased by students who do not study in Uppsala. Guest cards can be purchased at nations and at the Kuratorskonventet guest card expedition at Övre Slottsgatan 7.
The guestcard expedition is open during the following hours:
What do the cards cost?
100 SEK for a week
150 SEK for two weeks
200 SEK for four weeks
What do I need to bring when purchasing a guest card?
The Student ID card has to be valid during the entire period you want the guest card for and it needs an expiry date not longer than a year from the time of purchase. If you do not have a Student ID card you can use a certificate from your home university confirming that you are studying the current semester combined with a valid photo ID, such as passport or driver’s license. If you want to pick up a Guest card for a friend, photocopies of these documents are sufficient. However, the photocopies must be clearly readable. Photocopies can e-mailed to email@example.com
Questions can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to bring your credentials to the nations as well, the Guest card alone is not enough to be let in. Entrance fees at nations may apply.
What is "Studentkortet"?
Since January 1st 2020 the Uppsala Student Unions and Nations do not longer cooperate with Mecenat. Any question regarding the Mecenat card must be directed to the customer service of Mecenat.
From spring term 2020 we will use Studentkortet as our membership card. The semester fee for membership in nation and/or student union can be payed via uppsalastudent.com.
Those who choose not to become members of a student union and/or nation, and also do not receive student funding from CSN, will have to contact Studentkortet themselves to obtain their card.
How do I get a SAS/SJ logotype on my card, to get discounts?
To get your SAS/SJ discounts you must be registered to a study pace of at least 75 %. It is up to your institution to register you as a student.
Where has my card been sent to?
Your first card is almost always sent to your nation. In order to have your card sent to your home you first have to show your ID at your nation so that we can confirm your identity. It can take up to four weeks before a card is delievered after payment has been made.
If you’ve only joined a union your first card will be sent to the address you’ve registered.
If you’ve joined a union and a nation your card will still be sent to the nation.
I have lost my national card, how should I do to get a new one?
You can order a new nation card for free if you visit Mecenat’s website.
If you are unable to log in to Mecenat’s website, you can get help from your nation with ordering a new card.
How do I cancel my nation or union membership?
To do that you must contact the nation or union in question, and they will terminate your membership.
How do I become a member of a nation as a Ph.D. student?
You’ll have to go to the nation you wish to become a part of along with an ID as well as a letter of administration. The following semester(s) you can just log in and pay as usual. It’ll still say “We can not confirm that you are admitted to Uppsala Universitet this semester. Therefore you can not create a new membership.” but that you can just disregard.
Can I change to my own chosen password?
You cannot choose your own password, you must use the password that the page generates. If you lose your password, just click “Forgot password” and a new one will be sent within 10-15 minutes.
How do I notify a change of address?
To notify the University, Uppsala Student Union (incl. Ergo) and the nations about your new address, you must go via the Student Portal: https://studentportalen.uu.se/
If you do not have an UpUnet-S account, notify your institution or the Student Services Office (Studentservice at Segerstedthuset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7, Uppsala, 018-471 47 10, 018-471 47 10, email@example.com ) of your new address.
If you are not a student at Uppsala University you can change your address through your nation.