University Card / Guest Card
The university card (Mitarbeiterkarte) can be used for several university services such as using the library, gaining access to a building or paying for meals at a discounted price at the canteen (Mensa). As a regular employee you can receive the university card immediately after signing the contract at the personnel department (Personalabteilung).
A guest card (Gästekarte) is issued for a person who is doing research at the University of Göttingen for a limited time without having a contract with the university. If you need such a guest card, please contact your Institute to get in touch with the card office (Kartenstelle).