Smartcard Overview

Your QMU Smartcard can be used on campus for ID; printing and photocopy; to record you attendance; to buy food and drinks; access to the gym and car park.

Cashless Campus & QMU Way2Pay

In order to add funds to your Smartcard, you can top it up on online or via one of the top-up kiosks on campus.

For more information on how to top up your card online or on campus please click here

Collecting Your Smartcard

All matriculated students are entitled to receive a Smartcard. New students can collect their card during their Smartcard Collection slot during their Induction Programme.

If you don't have a scheduled Smartcard Collection slot as part of your induction, then you can drop by the Registry Information Point on Level 1 and collect a card. There is no need to bring a photo with you. You will however need to show ID (see below).

Photographic ID

You will be asked to produce photographic ID to prove your identity. Acceptable forms of Photographic ID are a passport, driver's licence or European Union Identification Card. Credit/debit cards are not acceptable forms of ID. You will not be able to receive your Student Card unless you have your ID.

Distance Learning Students

If you are a student studying by Distance Learning you can request to receive a smartcard once you have matriculated by emailing You should include your full name, address and QMU student number in the email and attach a passport style photo of yourself to the email. You will also need to include a scan of your photographic ID (see above).

Replacement Cards

If your card has expired or been lost or stolen, please email or come along to the Registry Information Point on level 1. If you have lost your card, there is a fee of £20 which will need to be paid to Finance on level 1 or by calling 0131 474 0000.

Further Queries

If you have any further queries about your Smartcard, please email