What is ISIC?
International Student Identity Card ISIC is the only globally recognized student ID with 150.000 student discounts around the globe.
What is my ISIC student identifier?
Your personal ISIC student ID is a 14-digit number that begins and ends with a letter (S358000000000X) for the ISIC cards issued in Finland. With this number you are able to activate your ISIC student ID in the ISIC App and log in to ISIC.fi to redeem the online benefits available to you.
You can find the ISIC number in your order confirmation email. If you have ordered a card from Frank, SLL or SAKKI, it is printed on your card
NOTE! Do not insert your 16-digit MasterCard card number if you have a payment function in your card.
How long is ISIC valid for?
The standard, digital ISIC is valid 12 months from the date of purchase. You can see the end date of your ISIC validity on your ISIC App profile or the digital card itself.
ISIC combination cards have longer validities. ISIC licenses for higher education students purchased via Frank is valid for 5 years. For secondary level students, the ISIC licenses purchased via SLL and SAKKI are valid for 3 years. However all these ISIC combination cards are valid only with a term sticker available from each student union.
How can I use the benefits and discounts I get with ISIC?
There are two types of ISIC benefits: local benefits and online benefits. You can find all local discounts from the ISIC app and ISIC's global website. The online benefits are visible both on this website and the ISIC App. In order to access online student discounts you can log in with your ISIC card number in the upper right corner of this website.
When logged in, you find the discount code or unique discount link on each benefit page. When using discount codes, copy the code, proceed to partner website and paste the code into the voucher/benefit code area when checking out to get the discount. Easy-peasy!
If you have an idea for student benefit or want to offer a discount for the students, please write to us on the contact form.
Where can I purchase student flight tickets?
ISIC is the only internationally recognized student ID and the only student ID for which the airlines give a student-priced fare. You'll find student flight tickets on ISIC's website and from student travel agency KILROY. Please note that student tickets are not available on airlines' own websites nor on any of the sites gathering prices from several suppliers.
If you want to ask tips for travel, book an adventure or ask about studying abroad, please contact KILROY travel advisors.
Does the digital ISIC work offline, too?
If you have activated your digital ISIC card in the ISIC App, you can access your digital card normally also in offline mode. Activating your digital ISIC and browsing the benefits only work in online mode.
In which countries is the digital ISIC accepted?
The digital ISIC is currently accepted as a valid ISIC student ID in the following countries:
United Arab Emirates
If you are travelling to a country which is not mentioned on this list, please contact us.
Who can order a digital ISIC card?
All full-time students enrolled in a governmentally approved educational institution over 12 years of age can order a digital ISIC card; there is no upper age limit (see Terms & Conditions 15.1.1). Some benefit providers, such as airlines, set an age limit to their benefits. Make sure to order your ISIC student ID from the country where your place of study is. If you are going to study abroad from Finland, you can order your ISIC from ISIC.fi or the ISIC provider of your destination. Please note that only ISIC cards issued in Finland include the logos of the national train company VR and bus company Matkahuolto, which grant you access to their student fares.
What is a full-time student?
Being a full-time student means that your primary occupation is a student (in contrast to your primary occupation being for example an employee, see Statistic Finland's definition); and you take at least 15 hours of study a week for at least three months a year. Continuing part time professional education or part time studies, when your primary occupation is other than a student, does not make you eligible for an ISIC student ID even if the time criteria above is fulfilled. When ordering an ISIC, you must be enrolled in a governmentally approved educational institution with an active status; or have the acceptance letter to join one next semester.
Can post-graduate students order an ISIC?
Yes, ISIC is available also for doctoral students as long as studying is your primary occupation - in practice, if you are able to join your student union as a post-graduate student, you are also eligible to apply for an ISIC student ID. You can either order a standard digital ISIC card from this site or, if you are a member of your student union, purchase a digital ISIC license or order an ISIC combination card from Frank.
Can incoming exchange students order an ISIC?
Yes, if you are a full-time student enrolled in a Finnish educational institution. Please note that ISIC alone is not a valid student ID for student-priced lunches. To get this benefit, please download Frank App and activate the Frank student ID.
Who can order a digital ITIC card?
ITIC (International Teacher Identity Card) is the international identity card for full-time teachers, who work in an educational institution at least 18 hours per week.
Who can order a digital IYTC card?
IYTC (International Youth Identity Card) is an international identity card for youth of 12 to 30 years of age.
What documents do I need?
To order an ISIC, you need a copy of your valid student ID and a coloured, passport-like photo of yourself.
As a student ID we accept a copy of your Finnish student card with a valid semester/year sticker; a copy of your attendance certificate for the ongoing semester or academic year; or the acceptance letter from an academic institution for the upcoming semester.
The order process step-by-step
If you have problems in uploading the documents or wish to change your information after proceeding to student verification, please contact us.
I paid for my ISIC but did not complete my order, what to do?
You will receive a confirmation of your card order latest by the next working day. Within the confirmation email there is a link to uploading your valid student ID and picture to the card order flow. Please note that before you upload the two documents, your card order is not finished and you cannot activate your ISIC ID.
I have not received an email to verify my student status and upload my photo, what to do?
First, check your email spam filter. If the confirmation email is not there, please contact us via the contact form with your name, e-mail address and order ID and we will get back to you asap.
I misspelled something on the card order form, what to do?
When you order your ISIC online, you'll get an e-mail receipt and then an e-mail with a link for uploading picture and your student documentation. If you have not uploaded your student verification and your photo yet, you still have the opportunity to change your personal details (except your name) before approving the final order. If you have completed the order and then discover a mistake, please contact us via the contact form.
I misspelled my name on the card order form, what to do?
The only piece of information that you cannot change after continuing on from the order form is your name. If you misspelled your name in your order, please contact us via the contact form.
What is the delivery time for ISIC?
Within 1-2 workdays. When you order a digital ISIC card online you'll receive an e-mail with a link for uploading picture and your student documentation. Please take extra care and follow the photo instructions carefully, so that you'll avoid unnecessary delay in your order! Your ISIC number is ready to be activated in the ISIC app when our service center has checked your student verification and ensured your picture meets its requirements.
My personal information has changed, how to update it on my digital card?
If you have changed your name or place of study in the middle of your card's validity, we can update the new information directly to your digital card. Please send us your new information via the contact form.
Signing up process step-by-step
Once you have received your personal 14-digit ISIC number, you are able to sign up to ISIC App and activate your digital ISIC student ID. Please
I am not able to sign up, what to do?
I have not received the verification email, what to do?
I cannot login to the ISIC App, what to do?
I want to change my information in the ISIC App, what to do?
If you wish to change your information, such as your name or your institution, please contact us and we will update your information to the ISIC App.
I want to renew my ISIC in the ISIC App, what to do?
Please order a new digital ISIC student ID from ISIC's website and make sure your name is written in the same format as for the card that you registered first in the ISIC app. When you have received your new ISIC number, go to your profile in the ISIC App (bottom right corner in the app) and click "Replace card". Type in your new ISIC number, click "Submit" and your new digital card will appear in your ISIC app. If you have problems in replacing your card, please contact us.
Which mobile devices are compatible with the ISIC App?
I don't have an ISIC number yet, where can I get it?
If you study in Finland, you can order your ISIC student ID either from ISIC's website or an ISIC combination card from Frank, SAKKI or SLL. If you order a combination card, your student ID is an official Finnish student ID as well - please see more detailed information about the combination cards below.
What is ISIC-Frank combination card?
If you study in a Finnish higher education institution, you can attach ISIC to your Finnish student card and enjoy all student benefits in Finland and around the world with one card. Read more below and order the card from Frank. Remember to activate your ISIC number in the ISIC App also if you order your ISIC number from Frank. See sign-up instructions above.
What is Frank?
Frank is a Finnish student service that negotiates all student benefits for students in Finland and ISIC cardholders and produces the national student card for higher education students. Frank’s student benefits are available to all students who have registered into Frank's service and ISIC cardholders. Check out what's going on with Frank at Facebook and Instagram!
What is the difference between a Frank-ISIC combination card and standard, digital ISIC?
Frank issues the official, national student ID for higher education students in Finland. Even though you get the majority of the student benefits with your standard ISIC, you cannot redeem discounts for the student-priced meals in student restaurants. With the Frank-ISIC combination card you get the most out of student life: all student discounts in Finland, and all ISIC student benefits around the world.
The standard ISIC is always digital, whereas you can choose between a digital or plastic Frank-ISIC combination ID when you order it via Frank. Your ISIC number in the plastic Frank-ISIC student card is valid for 5 years, always according to the term sticker attached to the card. Remember to activate your ISIC number in the ISIC App also if you order your ISIC number from Frank. See sign-up instructions above.
My plastic Frank-ISIC combination card has gone missing, what to do?
You can continue using Frank's digital student ID and your digital ISIC in the ISIC App normally before receiving a new plastic card. If your card had a payment feature, you need to deactivate the card to avoid misuse of the card. If you had...
Unfortunately, these student cards are not reimbursed.
Answers to other frequently asked questions about Frank-ISIC combination card can be found on Frank's FAQ.
What is a SAKKI-ISIC combination card?
If you study in a Finnish vocational school and become a member of Finnish Vocational School Students' Union SAKKI ry, you can attach ISIC to your SAKKI member card and enjoy all student benefits in Finland and around the world with one card. Read more and order the card from SAKKI.
What is the difference between a SAKKI-ISIC combination card and standard, digital ISIC?
SAKKI issues the official, national student ID for vocational students in Finland. With the SAKKI-ISIC combination card you get the most out of student life: all student discounts for vocational students in Finland, and all ISIC student benefits around the world.
The standard ISIC is always digital, whereas you can choose a plastic SAKKI-ISIC combination ID when you order it via SAKKI ry. Your ISIC license in the plastic SAKKI-ISIC student card is valid for 3 years, always according to the term sticker attached to your card.
My plastic SAKKI-ISIC combination card has gone missing, what to do?
You can continue using Frank's digital student ID and your digital ISIC in the ISIC App normally before receiving a new plastic card from SAKKI. You are able to order a new card by
Answers to other frequently asked questions about SAKKI-ISIC combination card can be found on SAKKI's FAQ.
What is a SLL-ISIC combination card?
If you study in a Finnish upper secondary school and become a member of Finnish High School Students' Union SLL, you can attach ISIC to your SLL member card and enjoy all student benefits in Finland and around the world with one card. Read more and order the card from SLL.
What is the difference between a SLL-ISIC combination card and standard, digital ISIC?
SLL issues the official, national student ID for upper secondary students in Finland. With the SLL-ISIC combination card you get the most out of student life: all student discounts for upper secondary students in Finland, and all ISIC student benefits around the world.
The standard ISIC is always digital, whereas you can choose a plastic SLL-ISIC combination ID when you order it via SLL. Your ISIC license in the plastic SLL-ISIC student card is valid for 3 years, always according to the term sticker attached to your card.
My plastic SLL-ISIC combination card has gone missing, what to do?
You can continue using Frank's digital student ID and your digital ISIC in the ISIC App normally before receiving a new plastic card from SLL. You are able to order a new card by sending an email to [email protected]. The price of a new card is EUR 5 for covering the cost for issuing a new card + EUR 9 for renewing your ISIC number = EUR 14. You can also send a new passport-like picture of you, if you would like to change your picture on your student card.
Answers to other frequently asked questions about SLL-ISIC combination card can be found on SLL's FAQ.
In case of discrepancies or complaints concerning your purchase, please do not hesitate to contact us with the contact form. Should you for any reason not be satisfied with the outcome, ISIC is obliged to inform you that you may refer your case to The European Commission's Online Dispute Resolution.