What is ISIC Card?
ISIC (International Student Identity Card) is the only globally recognized proof of student status for high schools, colleges and universities and selected one-year post-secondary fields of study. This card is issued on behalf of the globally run ISIC Association under the auspices of UNESCO for more than 60 years! Elementary school students are eligible for a special junior version, ISIC Scholar.
In addition to the international recognition of student status, card holders can use number of discounts all over the world. ISIC is valid in over 130 countries, allowing access to more than 125,000 discount locations globally including 2,700 discounts in the Czech Republic.
The lower or upper age limit for obtaining an ISIC card is not fixed. ISIC therefore is even available to students over the age 26 if the student is enrolled in full-time study (for at least six months), or if a student is attending a high school. Only schools registered with the czech Ministry of education (MSMT) are recognized.
ISIC´s can be issued in two ways – the first is a card that lasts for one academic year, which can be bought via online ordering or through our agents network; the second is a card produced by schools directly, either high schools or universities who cooperate with us.
ISIC SCHOLAR is a special card for elementary schools which are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. As with regular ISIC´s, the ISIC SCHOLAR card is issued on behalf of the ISIC Association under the auspices of UNESCO.
ISIC SCHOLAR can be obtained through at select retailers.
All holders of this card can enjoy the same benefits as holders of an ISIC.
The basic validity of all types of cards is 16 months – from September 1st of one year to the end of December of the following year. This validity remains constant regardless of the date of issuance.
In the period from September to December, it is possible for card validities to overlap. Card orders placed after September will have the new 16 month validity.
The vast majority of ISIC cards issued in the Czech Republic are issued directly by the schools / universities. These cards are able to be revalidated each academic year by the school / university using an ISIC approved revalidation sticker.
A school / university issued ISIC card is generally issued for the entire study period at almost all universities, many private universities and more than 350 secondary schools throughout the country. These school / university issued cards generally offer a discount on the retail price and are also able to take advantage of the annual system which enables the user to retain the same card throughout their studies.
Cards issued by the schools / universities can also contain microchips which enable students to solve practical tasks throughout studies (entry into buildings, use in cafeterias and canteens, copiers, library cards etc.).
Does your school / university offer an ISIC card? More information can be found here. Sale prices for ISIC´s may vary from school to school based on the school´s recruitments.
An ISIC card can be valid for 16 months and you can easily and quickly purchase using one of two ways:
- Online ordering
Fill in the web application, which requires to upload a document confirming your studies as issued by your school / university. After payment, we will mail the card to your home
- Distribution network
You can purchase an ISIC while you wait through our ISIC agent network across the country.
Please note that unlike the school / university cards, you cannot extend the validity of these cards, and these cards will not contain any microchips that may be used for various practical purposes on your school´s campus.