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Exclusive discounts for students

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


Lose the plastic! But never lose your card. Virtual ISIC cards coming early Summer 2020. 


Terms and conditions apply




  • 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.



  • All the benefits of the ISIC ID Card, plus basic travel insurance benefits
  • Insurance is valid for 180 days



  • Includes all the benefits the benefits and discounts of our standard ISIC Cards
  • The ISIC Premium provides cardholders with 180 days of travel protection
  • The ISIC Premium Plan also includes coverage for baggage loss/theft, trip interruption, and more!



  • The ISIC Explorer Card comes with the most comprehensive travel insurance policy of all of our ID Cards
  • The ISIC Explorer Card includes all the benefits of the ISIC Premium, plus trip cancellation benefits

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.

Already purchased your ISIC card?

Once it arrives, you'll need to follow these steps to add your photo and activate it.


1. Select your photo. You can use any image that clearly shows your face, so print your favorite selfie. 
2. Trim your photo to match the size of the white box on your card. 
3. Place your photo on the white box.
4. Gently remove the paper backing from the laminate covering your card by pulling it away from the card. 
5. Firmly press the laminate over the card and photo to seal. 
6. Once assembled, your card is activated, registered and ready for use!

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.

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.