Apply for a student Oyster card for a London placement

If you’re on a placement in London, you may be eligible for an 18+ Student Oyster card.

Before you apply, please update your details in myUWE to reflect your address in Greater London. Transport for London (TfL) won't process your application unless you have a London address.

What you need to do

  1. Step 1

    Take a look at eligibility criteria for the 18+ Student Oyster photocard.

  2. Step 2

    Open the Oyster Card application form and select 'Apply for an 18+ Oyster photocard’. Please keep a note of an application number you’re given.

  3. Step 3

    Send us a message via MyQuestions with the following information:

    • In the topic field: 'Confirming your placements/work-based learning activity details to UWE Bristol'
    • In the question field: Please provide your Oyster application number - eg 71234567890
    • Attach a copy of your completed Transport for London letter.
  4. Step 4

    You must complete and submit your Employability Activity Confirmation (InfoHub login required) before the Placement Team can complete a letter of authorisation.

  5. Step 5

    Once we’ve signed your letter of authorisation you’ll need to post it to Travel for London using the address supplied on the application form so you can complete your application.

    Please note: TfL can take up to 90 days to process your application.