FAQ

What is the ISIC Mastercard digital card?
In partnership with Mastercard, International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is proud to introduce an Overseas Student Education Program to support students throughout their overseas education experience. The program is designed to provide benefits from pre-destination to at-destination for the students when studying abroad.

Start off your journey on the right foot and sign up now for your ISIC Mastercard digital card to enjoy access to both ISIC and Mastercard exclusive travel related benefits!
What can the ISIC card do for me?
- Prove your official student status wherever you go
- Gain access to student services and facilities internationally
- Access to over 150,000 student benefits and discounts in close to 125,000 locations in over 130 countries
- Save money everyday whether at home or travelling abroad
How can I find where to use my card?
Through 'Mastercard ISIC Benefits' below. Our search engine lets you find both online and show your card benefits.

You can also download the free ISIC App for both Android and iOS devices to search for benefits when on the go!

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Can I use my card as proof of identity?
The ISIC card is proof of student status and 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.
So, how can I get an ISIC card online?
You can easily apply online for an ISIC, IYTC, or ITIC card.

Virtual cards are accessed via the FREE ISIC app which is available on the App Store or Google Play or via https://m.isic.org/. Virtual cards are accessible as soon as your online application has been approved.
Am I a full-time student?
Generally, full-time study means at least 15 hours of study a week, for a minimum of 12 weeks per year.

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.
How long are the cards valid for?
The cards are valid for one year from the date of application.
What documents do I need to apply for an ISIC card?
The ISIC (International Student Identity Card) is available to full-time students, so you’ll need to be able to prove you are currently studying full-time at school, college or university.

When applying, please provide any of the following documents:
- Screenshot of units you are currently enrolled in (showing your name on the image)
- Letter from your school/university stating you are enrolled on a full-time basis
- A student card stating full time/concession sticker

We’ll also need from you:
- Proof of your date of birth (for example: passport, birth certificate, official identity card)
- A recent passport-style photo (can be a selfie too!)
I can't access my virtual card!
Not to worry, just get in touch with us and we’ll look into this for you.

Virtual cards are accessed via the FREE ISIC app which is available on the App Store or Google Play or via https://m.isic.org/

How can I offer a benefit to students?
Very easily! Simply get in touch with us below and we'll do all of the hard work from our end.