The student ID number turns eight-digit

    Student ID number, Image: © Fotolia / Slanapotam

    On 12 May, the University of Vienna extends the student ID number to eight digits by prefixing a zero.


    1600001 = currently valid student ID number
    01600001 = valid student ID number after the conversion

    From the time of the conversion the eight digit student ID number will be visible in all student data (e.g. in u:space, Moodle etc.) and will be used on all student documents of the University of Vienna. However, documents with the seven-digit student ID number that were issued before 12 May 2017 remain valid.

    You can find more information about the conversion on the blog of the University of Vienna.

    Changes to the u:account

    For active students, an additional e-mail address for the u:account containing the eight-digit student ID number (e.g. a01600001@unet.univie.ac.at) will be available from 12 May 2017 onwards. The already existing e-mail address (e.g. a1600001@unet.univie.ac.at) remains unchanged and can still be used. The u:account UserID and password do not change.

    All changes to the u:account caused by the conversion of the student ID numbers can be found here: zid.univie.ac.at/en/studentid-number-conversion/