International Student Identity Card – ISIC

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The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only globally recognised form of student identification. Over the past 35 years, more than 40 million students have taken advantage of its benefits. The ISIC gives you discounts in more than 130 countries around the world – from cheap flights and discounted accommodation to money off entry prices at leading museums and theatres across the globe.

And you don’t just save when travelling. Today, the ISIC boasts an ever-expanding range of additional features designed to make all areas of student life cheaper and more convenient, both at home and abroad. As well as a whole host of discounts, the ISIC also entitles you to additional services such as the ISIConnect communication package, ISIC foreign travel insurance and the ISIC Helpline, a toll-free emergency number that students can contact whilst travelling.


With the free ISIC App, you always have the virtual ISIC card with you on your smartphone and can easily prove your student status. The practical map function shows offers nearby, no matter where you are. It couldn't be easier.

You need:

  • a photo ID,
  • a current certificate of matriculation, and
  • a coloured passport photo


The virtual ISIC costs €18 and is valid for one year from the date of issue. The ISIC plastic card will also be sent by post for additional €4.

You can apply for an ISIC online.

Your application is processed by Reisedienst Deutscher Studentenschaften GmbH, and will take up to three working days.