Thoska is a multifunctional card which combines the functions of magnetic cards, IDs, and keys previously used. It allows administrative and payment processes to be organized more efficiently and in a more customer-friendly way. thoska features an integrated chip which enables contactless data communication within different applications. The card, which is used at almost all institutions of higher education in Thuringia, is supplied with different functions for different user groups.
Newly enrolled students receive their thoska card at the beginning of their studies to use it as their student ID. The University also issues the card to its employees, other members of the University, and guests.