eduID: 1 digital identity for students

Education is digitising and becoming more flexible. Students want to shape their own educational career. This creates logistical and administrative challenges. That is why SURF, together with the institutions, is developing eduID: a single identity that students can use at every educational institution: before, during and after their studies.

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Purpose eduID

eduID was developed so that students can log in easily and securely to any educational institution in the Netherlands during and after their studies. To this end, SURF has developed a secure and reliable architecture, in close consultation with the institutions and key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Studielink.

Principles eduID

  • personal
  • control by the student himself
  • usable for life, even after graduation
  • privacy-friendly

As an institution, what can you do with eduID?

  • Identify and authorise students.
  • Exchange student information or achieved results digitally, with the student's consent.
  • Simplify the registration process for a course or minor at another institution.
  • Give students lifelong visibility of their educational data.
  • Identify and authorise external researchers.

Want an eduID?

Are you a student, guest lecturer, researcher or external advisor at an institution and want to create an eduID or log in to My eduID?

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Read about eduID applications

SURF continues to work on new applications of eduID. For example, it is already possible for students to register with other institutions in one click (eduXchange), and to receive a digital certification per subject (edubadges).

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