ISIC discounts and benefits

Your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) brings you benefits from over 40,000 outlets, from rail tickets and hostels to museums and cinemas around the world. The ISIC card is used by over 4.5 million full-time students in 120 countries every year. It gives students access to tens of thousands of student services and benefits worldwide.

To check for outlets offering discounts in your city, please click here.


Student services with your ISIC

On top of all the great student discounts at home and abroad, your International Student Identity Card (ISIC) also gives you access to invaluable student services. We'll help you keep in touch with friends and family and lend you a hand whenever you're in need.



Your ISIC card is also your phone card

International SIM Cards, Mobile Phones & Phonecard

Whether you're sightseeing in London, trekking through the jungle in Malaysia or studying overseas, ISIConnect offers significant savings on international calls from over 160 countries to help you stay in touch with friends and family back home.


International Mobile Phones & SIM cards 
Travelling overseas with your domestic mobile phone can be very expensive with very high roaming costs.


Choose from a selection of ISIConnect SIM cards or global mobile phones and start saving! International SIM cards & Mobile phones

  • Save up to 70% on international calls from all over the globe
  • FREE incoming calls in 4- 60 countries worldwide!
  • Yours to keep with no contracts, no plans and no surprise bills
  • Add more call time wherever you are in the world, it's easy online or over the phone
  • FREE online journal of your trip based on where the phone goes - with Facebook & Twitter feeds
  • Worldwide delivery

 Click here to find the best solution for you


Global Phonecard

It's easy! Just activate the virtual phonecard in your ISIC.

  • * Save up to 70% on international calls from over 160 countries, with rates from just 3c/minute!
  • Family and friends can leave you voicemails for free wherever you are!
  • Recharge anywhere, anytime - over the phone or web

Click  here to activate or recharge your account now. Have your ISIC card number handy.


24-hour ISIC Emergency Helpline

Of course we all want to have a safe and enjoyable trip. But when things go wrong, it's good to know that ISIC is here with some important phone lines to help you out.


Cardholders' Emergency Helpline


All cardholders (of the International Youth Travel Card and International Teacher Identity Card as well as the ISIC) have exclusive access to the 24-hour ISIC Emergency Helpline.


In case of an emergency, you can telephone the ISIC Emergency Helpline free of charge. Speak to an operator and they will refer you to legal, medical or travel advisors, depending on what you need.


All information is available in English, Spanish, French and German.


How to contact the Emergency Helpline

  • Call the international operator using the local telephone number of the country you are visiting.
  • Ask to make a reverse charge call to the ISIC Emergency Helpline to the number printed on the back of your ISIC card.
  • The Emergency Helpline operator will ask you for your 12-digit ISIC number. This is printed on the front of your card.


You can also connect directly to the ISIC Emergency Helpline, for free, through ISIConnect Access Numbers. 


Legal Advice

The ISIC Emergency Helpline operators can advise you of your nearest embassy or consulate. They can also refer you to a local lawyer.


Medical Advice

If you need medical advice while away, the Emergency Helpline operators can refer you to a qualified doctor in the country where you are.


If the medication you need is unavailable, they can help to arrange prescribed medication to be sent to you.


Qualified doctors are available to give medical advice over the phone.


General Emergencies

Need to send an urgent message home? The operator can send an urgent message to your family at home, in an emergency.


If your travel documents have been lost or stolen, they can tell you the nearest student travel office to organise emergency changes to your travel plans.


Important: Please do not contact this number if you have a query regarding travel or medical insurance. It is recommended that you take out full insurance before you travel.


Please bear in mind that any costs incurred as a result of an Emergency Help Line referral, for example legal or medical fees, are your responsibility to pay. ISIC helps you find these essential services for students on their travels but we cannot pay any associated costs.