Benefits for students
If you are a higher education student in Europe, MyAcademicID means you will have a unique, reliable and secure student eID that you can use to identify yourself as a student and verify your student status through a single sign-on when accessing electronic services, such as the Erasmus+ Mobile App and the Online Learning Agreement.
This means that you will not need to create any new accounts or profiles when applying for student mobility through these services. It also means that you will be able to access them all through a single sign-on. For your university, this will translate into certainty that the electronic information that they get from you actually belongs to — and comes from — you!
If you are a PhD student, you will also be able to authenticate your PhD status to access the PhD Hub, an innovative platform that connects universities, students and businesses at local and European level to trigger research, enhance innovation and multiply opportunities for collaboration in the public and private sector.
And this is only the beginning! As electronic services continue to develop and become more connected, a unique student eID scheme for higher education opens the doors to endless possibilities in Europe and beyond: from online registration at your host university and access to online resources, to discounts online and even the transfer and retrieval of academic records, certificates and diplomas. This means that your student status will travel with you everywhere!
In the future, as the Digital Single Market becomes a reality, the connections that MyAcademicID will build between eduGAIN and eIDAS will allow you to also authenticate your student status and access electronic student services by using your national eID.