International Student Identity Card (ISIC card)
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally recognized proof of full-time student status issued in over 130 countries. The card allows you to prove your student status worldwide, as well as gain access to over 150,000 discounts and benefits.
It is endorsed by organizations such as UNESCO, the European Council on Culture and the Andean Community of Nations.
The card is recognized by universities, academic institutions, student organizations, national governments and ministries of education around the world.
The ISIC is available to full time students at school, college or university, aged 12 years and above. There is no upper age limit. You can order your card online or by visiting your nearest ISIC issuing office.
ISIC card can be used to identify yourself in different places in multiple counties worldwide. However, some countries may require a different form of personal identification so please check with the local regulations in advance if you are travelling there.
What documents do you need to apply for the card?
The ISIC is only available to full time students, so you must be able to prove you are currently studying full time at school, college or university.
When applying please provide one of the following documents:
- your university or student identity card, clearly dated and indicating you are a full time student
A signed and dated letter on official university or school stationery stating you are studying there full time.
- Proof or your date of birth (for example: passport, birth certificate, Official Identity Card
- A recent passport sized photograph of yourself
What is a full time student?
Generally, full time means at least 15 hours of study a week, for a minimum of 12 weeks .
The ISIC card is available to full time students at school, college or university, aged 12 years and above. There is no upper age limit.
ISIC validity :
Generally, ISIC is valid for up to 16 months, starting on 1 Septemberto 31 December of the following year.