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Via the Selfservice you can access and change information on your BlueCard.

Here, students upload their photo for the BlueCard and can decide whether their BlueCard should be generated with or without a chip. This process orders the BlueCard.

Students will be notified of BlueCard completion via an email to their address.

Information and FAQ are available via:

To log in into the Selfservice, use your username (format: ab123456) and the corresponding password for your RWTH Single Sign-On account.



Photo upload

Choose the menu option "BlueCard" and click "Next" to order your BlueCard.

Ordering the BlueCard in the Selfservice

On the next page you can choose if you would like to have a BlueCard with or without a smart card chip. By clicking "Next" you are forwarded to the PictureManager for the photo upload.

The option for choosing a BlueCard with or without smart card chip

Please note that the photo must have a minimum size of 212x283 pixels, must not be larger than 10 MB and has to match the standard jpg/jpeg format.

Photo upload using the PictureManager

The photo cannot be uploaded

If you got problems with the photo upload, follow the steps:

  • Open your image in GIMP and export it as a jpg file.
  • Try the upload again.

Should there still be problems, you can change the color profile with GIMP.

  • To do so, open the image in GIMP, open the "Image" menu, select "mode" and "Convert to Color Profile ...".
  • Here you select "Convert to" "RGB working space (sRGB built-in)" as "rendering intent" "perception" and finally click on "Convert ".
  • Then you export the image again as a jpg image. Then should the photo upload work.

last changed on 03/17/2023

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