About ISIC

THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD

The ISIC Association’s main product is the ISIC card, the only internationally accepted proof of full-time student status. It is endorsed by organisations such as UNESCO and the European Council on Culture. The card is recognised by universities, academic institutions, student organisations, national governments and ministries of education around the world.

 

ISIC card in Ireland

The International Student Identity Card has been sold in Ireland since the 1970’s. Our mission is to develop and deliver to students, youth and teachers a wide variety of benefits and advantages covering all areas of culture, entertainment, leisure, sports and travel.

Who uses the ISIC card?
The ISIC card is used by over 5 million students in 130 countries every year. It gives students access of thousands of student services and benefits worldwide.

The ISIC Association also manages two alternative cards, with similar benefits. The International Youth Travel Card (IYTC card) is for anyone aged under 26. Full-time teachers and professors can get an International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC card).
ISIC card distribution
ISIC cards are distributed in 130 countries through a network of Licensed Authorities, which are usually leading student focused organisations or Students’ Unions.

In each country, these Licensed Authorities are exclusively responsible for ISIC card sales, distribution and marketing, as well as for building and managing the portfolio of benefits in that country. ISIC cards are issued through Licensed Authorities’ own branches, and through distribution partnerships with other organisations (Appointed Offices) such as universities and banks.

In countries without a Licensed Authority, the ISIC card is distributed through Appointed Offices only, which are directly managed by the management organisation IAS in The Netherlands.

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