Step 4: Student Card Photo Submission

Get your University of Edinburgh student card.

Get ready for another email! This one is from Card Services asking you to upload a digital photo for your student card. Student cards have practical uses, such as building entry and library use, but they also offer access to a wide range of student discounts at various outlets throughout the city and beyond! 


Follow these steps to upload and submit your student card photo:

1. Log in to the MyEd portal.

2. Click on the 'Accounts’ tab along the top of the page.

3. Click on the 'Card Photo Submission' link in the 'Profile and Personal Details' section of the menu.

4. Follow instructions to upload photo.

5. Once you've had confirmation that your photo has been accepted, you can collect your Student Card from the Main Library at George Square.


Photos need to fit the following criteria or they may be rejected:

  • JPG format, less than 500kb
  • Passport style with same dimensions (45mm high by 35mm wide/531 pixels high by 413 pixels wide)
  • Clearly showing only you, facing the camera, head and shoulders visible
  • Blank background and nothing obscuring face (i.e. sunglasses, hair, hats etc.)


Go to Step 5: International Student Check-In