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ISIC Student Discount Card

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One of the best things about being a student is getting tons of discounts! The International Student Identity Card (affectionately known as ISIC) gets you access thousands of travel, online and lifestyle discounts at home and in over 133 countries worldwide.


We are now issuing ISIC Virtual Cards! The virtual card can be be used anywhere the plastic card is accepted - shops, restaurants, attractions and much more. The ISIC app is your one stop shop for finding deals, storing your favorite discounts and accessing your card.

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Virtual ID Card

  • The ISIC card is the only internationally-recognized student ID card.
  • Exclusive discounts on worldwide flights, including STA Travel's BlueTicket fares.
  • Get discounts and benefits in over 133,000 locations.
  • ISIC is valid for one calendar year from the date of issue.
  • ISIC cards are now virtual, so you never have to worry about losing your card.

ISIC Card + Travel Insurance

Protect your trip with an ISIC Travel Insurance policy. We offer three different 180-day** plans based on the level of coverage you may need. View the coverage details for each policy below for inclusions and exclusions.  Speak with an STA Travel Expert for any ISIC and Travel Insurance questions and to buy your ISIC today. 
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Basic Insurance - $25

Get all the discount benefits of the ISIC ID Card, plus basic travel insurance benefits that is valid for 180 days.

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Premium Insurance - $99

The ISIC Premium Plan includes all the benefits as the ISIC Basic Plan, plus coverage for baggage loss/theft and trip interruption. 

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Ideal for Study Abroad Trips
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Explorer Insurance - $199

The ISIC Explorer is our most comprehensive insurance plan! Get all the benefits of the ISIC Premium, plus trip cancellation benefits. 

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ISIC Discounts

Get hundreds of deals on products, services and experiences worldwide with ISIC! Check out ISIC cardholder offers at home and abroad below.

Am I eligible for an ISIC card?

You can get your hands on an ISIC card if you're a full-time student at school, college, language school or university. There's no maximum age limit, but the minimum age is 12 years. 'Full-time' means 12 weeks or more of study during one academic year.

What is the ISIC card?

The International Student Identity Card is a world-recognized student ID which provides discounts on travel, shopping, accommodation, food, entertainment and transport. Once purchased, ISIC/ITIC/IYTC cards are non-refundable but are valid for 1 year.

I’m not a student, can I still apply for an ISIC?

No, but if you are 30 or younger you can apply for the International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) , which offers discounts on travel, lifestyle and entertainment in over 133 countries.

What do I need to get an ISIC Card?

Getting a virtual ISIC is quick and easy! 


1. A digital photo - passport style (can be a selfie).
2. A scanned copy of your proof of full time student status clearly showing the date of issue (for example your university card, a letter from your school, official enrollment letter). 
3. A scanned copy of your proof of identity (for example your passport or driver's license).
4. Your method of payment.

View our privacy policy for information on how we protect your personal data. 

** Please note, ISIC Travel Insurance policies issued to residents of Florida, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Washington will only be eligible for the coverage of 1 trip within the first 180 days of issue.


Terms and conditions

Eligibility conditions apply (proof required)


To be eligible for an ISIC card you must be: A full time student at school, college, language school, university or if you’re in higher education.  There’s no maximum age limit, but the minimum age is 12 years.  ‘Full-time’ means 12 weeks or more of study during one academic year.  The ISIC card is subject to the eligibility requirements already mentioned and is conditional upon approval. ISIC card is presented in the form of a virtual card. Discounts and offers available via ISIC are subject to change at any time, without notice. Please refer to  for offer details. Additional terms and conditions may apply to individual discounts.

Discounts subject to change or cancellation without notice. 

The travel insurance content on this page is a general summary for US residents only. Coverage not valid when traveler is less than one hundred (100) miles away from primary residence. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Check the coverage documents for each plan for full details.