The International Student Identity Card
Developed to help nurture cross-cultural understanding and international exchange, the card originally provided students with access to exclusive discounts on travel opportunities, allowing cardholders to discover and interact with new countries, cultures and languages at reduced rates.
Now, firmly in the digital age, the ISIC card has evolved to best meet the needs of the modern day student. Although travel benefits will always remain central to the card, ISIC cardholders also gain preferential and discounted access to over 150,000 products, services and experiences relevant to all aspects of student life. There are a multitude of offers available to ISIC cardholders, from educational courses, software licenses, digital communications, public transport and magazine subscriptions, to music streaming, cafés and eateries, music festivals, theme parks, sporting events, world heritage sites and more!.
The ISIC card has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1968. The card is recognised by universities, academic institutions, student unions, national governments, financial institutions and ministries of education around the world.
ISIC facts & figures
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|ISIC||International Student Identity Card|
|Launch of current design||2019|
|Ownership||The ISIC card is owned by the ISIC Association, which is a not for profit organization|
|Annual Card Sales||Over 4 million, worldwide|
|Number of ISIC issuing countries||128|
|Number of issuing offices worldwide||More than 5,000 offices, 100+ ISIC country websites, 60+ ISIC country Facebook pages with over 200,000 fans/likers|
|Eligibility||Full-time students at school, college or university|
|Minimum age requirement||12 years old|
|Upper age limit||None|
|Card validity||Maximum 16 months, based on the academic year:
|Number of discounts and benefits||Over 150,000 around the world|
|Number of partnerships with banks worldwide||Over 100 worldwide|
|Number of partnerships with academic institutions||Over 1200 worldwide|
|Cost of an ISIC||The cost varies per country between 5.00 and 25.00 USD|