Suitable photographs for your student ID card

Updated on 15 August 2023

Examples of good photographs for your student ID card, you'll need to upload these to eVision before you arrive

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Student ID card collection locations

Check your student email for the invitation to upload your photo via eVision and refer to these locations to find out where to collect your student ID card during Welcome

We print all cards before students arrive, so they are ready for the start of semester, you'll get an email with details on when and where to collect yours.

The style of photo suitable for passport photos is suitable for your student card, you can even smile in it, however please do not digitally alter your image.

If your photo is not a true likeness of you, or you are finding it being rejected, you may have to pay £15 for a replacement card.

Good photos

  • clear photo of head and shoulders
  • face well lit
  • plain background 

Bad photos

  • hair over face
  • sunglasses
  • photograph too dark
  • distracting background or foreground
  • other people in photo
  • photograph too close
  • photograph too small / low quality
  • fashion hats
  • bright sunlight
  • fun photo filters
  • beauty filters / airbrushing 
  • black and white photos
  • taken from above
  • taken from an angle
  • showing one side of your face
Welcome to the University of Dundee

Make sure you visit our welcome web pages to view the full range of welcome guides, plus information on where you need to be and when during your first week at University

From Registry
Guide category Welcome