Digital Photo for the University of Edinburgh Card

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Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

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Width: 413 px
Height: 531 px
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Head height: 68 %
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 7 %
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More about University of Edinburgh Card Photo - Requirements

How to get the University of Edinburgh ID card?

The University of Edinburgh Card is extremely useful, as it allows you to access many benefits, such as the possibility to enter the university’s buildings, library access, charging and using your Upay account and additional bonuses offered by student cards. The entire process of application for the University of Edinburgh Card can be done online by submitting a passport-style photo to the “Card Photo Submission” channel that can be found in the tab “Accounts” of the MyEd platform. However, the photo you submit has to follow some important requirements in order to be accepted. You can also submit a physical photo. Once you received a notification that your University of Edinburgh Card photo was accepted, you cannot edit or re-upload it, so make sure you upload a photo that satisfies your expectations. You can use our high-quality online photo editor to get a University of Edinburgh ID card photo in seconds!

Who can get a University of Edinburgh Card?

  • students
  • visitors
  • staff of the university

Photo requirements for the University of Edinburgh Card

  • the photo should have well lighting and show your head and shoulders
  • just as a passport photo, the University of Edinburgh Card photo should be recent (taken not more than 6 months ago)
  • the background should be plain and preferably of a light colour
  • the photo should be of you only, without other people or pets on it
  • you should be facing forwards and looking at the camera
  • photos from holidays, as well as photos in sunglasses and with hats will be rejected
  • the photo format should be .JPG, the file having a size less than 500 KB
  • the dimensions of the digital picture should be 531px high x 413 px wide and 45mm high x 35 mm wide (1.77’’x1,38’’)

Replacement cards

You can replace your University of Edinburgh Card at the Card Help Desk in case it was lost, stolen or expired. An expired card will not be automatically replaced so take that into consideration. You have to visit the Card Help Desk to issue a new card and transfer the money from your old card. This will cost you £10 if you did not apply for a new card at the time it needed to be replaced. If you have changed your appearance, you can apply for the change of photograph but bear in mind that it has to be done before you visit the Card Help Desk. Distance learners who want their card to be replaced have to contact the IS Helpline.

How to get the perfect photo for ID card?

  • Step 1: Find an existing photo of yourself or take one
  • Step 2: Find the “Upload a photo” button just a bit above this text and click on it (alternatively, you can download our Android and iOS apps to have the best photo cropper in your pocket)
  • Step 3: Browse for your photo, upload it and enjoy the fast result! In 3 seconds, you can download your professionally edited photo and submit it on MyEd!

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Last update: 30/05/2023

About the document

The University of Edinburgh Card allows you to access its buildings and the library, as well as to get other student benefits. The procedure of getting an ID card for incoming students of the University of Edinburgh is simple, thanks to the possibility of preparing a digital photo online and submitting it directly through the MyEd platform.

On this page, you will find a lot of useful information related to the University of Edinburgh ID card application and photo requirements. Moreover, you will discover how easy is it to prepare a photo that meets all the criteria on Passport Photo Online, so keep reading!