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About the card

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What do I need to get the ISIC/IYTC/ITIC card?

Benefits and discounts

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About the card

What is the ISIC card?

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally recognised 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 discounts and benefits in over 125,000 locations. It is endorsed by organisations such as UNESCO, the European Council on Culture and the Andean Community of Nations. The card is recognised by universities, academic institutions, student organisations, 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.

Why get an ISIC card?

  • Prove your official student status where ever 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 more than 130 countries
  • Save money every day whether at home or travelling abroad

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.

What is a full time student?

Generally, full time 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.

What if I am not a student?

How much does the card cost?

The price of an ISIC, IYTC or ITIC card is only RRP $25.00 SGD – nothing compared to the hundreds of dollars you will save!

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How can I get the card?

Online

If you are in Singapore, you can apply for an ISIC, IYTC or ITIC online on this website.

Your card should be with you within 10 working days after payment. If you are in a hurry for your card you can visit any of these STA Travel stores in Singapore where you can purchase your card in store and have it issued straight away.  You will need to take your eligibility documents with you for this.

Visit a local ISIC Office
You can purchase your card instantly in one of our issuing offices within STA Travel Singapore stores.

See a list of stores here.

Please remember to take along all the necessary documents needed for your card to prove your student status and identity.

I’ve ordered my card, how long does it take to arrive?

Please allow up to 10 working days for your card to reach you.

Do you post cards overseas?

Unfortunately not, we can only post ISIC cards to addresses within Singapore.

My card is lost or stolen, what should I do?

ISIC cards are non-refundable and non-transferable so you will need to purchase a new card.  You can apply for a new card at your closest issuing office or online.

How do I renew my card?

ISIC cards are valid for one year.  To renew your card you can simply apply for a new one online.

What do I need to get the ISIC/IYTC/ITIC card?

What documents do I need to apply for the card?

ISIC
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:

  • A copy of your university or student identity card, clearly dated and indicating you are a full time student
    OR
  • A signed and dated letter on official university or school stationery stating you are studying there full time. We prefer an original copy, although photocopies and faxes may be accepted.

You will also need:

  • Your IC
  • A recent passport sized photograph of yourself

 IYTC

The International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) is for people aged between 12 – 30 years old who are not fulltime students.

To get an IYTC you must be able to prove your age with one of the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Your IC

You will also need a recent passport sized photograph of yourself.

 ITIC

The International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) is for full time teachers or professors.

To prove your full time teaching status, you will need a letter on official school or university stationery. This must state that you are employed at a recognised school, college or university for at least 18 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 academic year.

You will also need a recent passport sized photo of yourself.

How long is the card valid for?

The ISIC, IYTC & ITIC cards are valid for one year from the date of application.

Benefits and discounts

What benefits do I get with my ISIC, IYTC or ITIC? 

Your card provides you with a wide range of discounts and special offers – 150,000 of them!

This includes discounts on flights and ferries as well as at museums, bookshops and restaurants. You will make significant savings at home and when travelling abroad with your card.  Offers may vary according to your card type – use the global benefit search function to check out the discounts!  The ISIC Card is an international brand providing access to thousands of discounts in places your regular student may not be recognised!

Find out more about great student discounts and benefits, home and away  

How can I find benefits and discounts?

Please use our discount search engine to search for benefits and discounts worldwide.

You can also download the free ISIC App for Android and iOS devices online to search for benefits and discounts when you’re on the move.

Your card provides you with a wide range of discounts and special offers including travel, entertainment, education and software benefits. Discounts and benefits vary around the world so to make significant savings at home and when travelling abroad make sure your ISIC card goes everywhere with you!

Adjust the search settings to get discount information per category or in other cities or countries you may be interested in. Please note some benefits and discounts may have restrictions, or can only be redeemed online.

Can I search for discounts easily on my phone or tablet?

You can download the free ISIC App for Android and iOS devices online to search for benefits and discounts when you’re on the move.  Check out the map feature to find the discounts closest to you!

Do my friends and family also enjoy the benefits?

Unfortunately not, ISIC offers and discounts can only be enjoyed by the cardholder. However, your family and friends might also be eligible for their own ISIC, IYTC or ITIC card.

 

Business Requests


Can I offer a benefit from my company?

Offering student discounts and benefits means you can begin to build a relationship with these important customers.  ISIC benefits – and therefore your products and services – are promoted through different channels to students, targeting millions of students around the world through the ISIC websites, national ISIC organisations, social media, roadshows, discount guides and more.

Build your brand image

Partnering with ISIC says a number of positive things about your company and product: You take students seriously and care about their personal development. You are associated with respected organisations which have endorsed ISIC, including UNESCO, the European Union and national governments

No financial investment required
Partners pay nothing to ISIC to become affiliated, so there is no financial risk involved. All you need to do is offer an attractive and relevant discount or benefit to all cardholders.

One solution, many markets
ISIC partners reach multiple markets around the world in an efficient, cost-effective and coherent way. ISIC offices support you in determining what would be an attractive benefit for cardholders and help come up with the marketing solutions.

Guaranteed to target students
We can guarantee that the benefit(s) you offer ISIC cardholders are accessed only by students. All cardholders are officially verified as students. All ISIC cards have a unique serial number stored in our database, which means the ISIC Association can provide partners with an online card verification solution to ensure only valid cardholders are fairly accessing the benefit or discount.

Contact us if you are interested in offering an attractive ISIC student discount or benefit.

We would like to issue the ISIC card as our University card.  How can I find out more?

Thousands of universities worldwide partner with ISIC to upgrade their standard university ID for students, to an internationally recognised ISIC card offering cardholders over 150,000 discounts and benefits. Cards can be tailored to suit each campus’ facilities and requirements.

Contact us if you are interested in offering the ISIC card as a university card.


I would like to sell the ISIC card

If you are an organisation working alongside, or targeting students and youth, and you are interested in selling the ISIC card then please contact us to receive more information.