The ESNcard

The ESNcard is the membership card of ESN which means that you can access to all the services offered by the ESN and our partners.

With the ESNcard, you will enjoy thousands of discounts (housing, sport, food, bars, etc.) all over Europe. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to participate in thousands of events (trips, cultural events, sports activities and parties) all year long.

The aim of the ESNcard is to support and give opportunities to international students during and after their exchange.

•The ESNcard is valid for one year.

Who uses the ESNcard?

The ESNcard is used by over 120.000 people per year in 37 countries, and the numbers are growing every year.

You can get the ESNcard, if you belong to one of the following groups:

  • You have been an international student (e.g Erasmus or any other exchange programme)
  • You are currently an international student on exchange
  • You are a volunteer in ESN

    How can you get the ESNcard?

    The ESNcard is sold in almost all the countries where ESN is present by the ESN sections which are non-profit student organisations.

    The ESNcard can be obtained exclusively from your local ESN section. You can find the sales point of the ESNcard in “get a card”.


    ESNcard design

    All the ESNcards look the same on the front. The back was redesigned in 2010 to make it easier to incorporate logos of brand partners.

    Visit us here,create an account and you can take advantage of the benefits and discounts we prepared for you! 


    ESNCard Partners:






    Hostelling International


    Generator Hostels









    Ultimate Ears

    The Economist











    Focused on innovation and quality, the personal device manifacturer Logitech designs personal devices to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world.

    Among the products Logitech sells you can find webcams, speakers, keyboards, mice, audio products, gaming products, accessories for tablets and smartphones, video security to digital home equipment and more. 

    All ESNcard holders enjoy an exclusive 35% discount* on all products in the Logitech e-shop!

    Access the discount!

    To benefit from the exclusive 35% discount, you just need to:

    1. Request your discount code on the top-right side of this page (after logging in)
    2. Visit Logitech's website & choose the products you want to purchase (note that there is a limit of three products per purchase)
    3. Enter the discount code during the shopping cart process
    4. Done - your products will be shipped straight home to you!




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    Ryanair is Europe's largest airline company carrying 130 million customers a year on more than 1,800 daily flights from 86 bases, connecting over 200 destinations in 33 countries. Based on a low-cost business model, Ryanair makes travelling across Europe easier, faster, and more affordable.

    Ryanair, along with Erasmus Student Network, has committed to improving Erasmus experience for all European students.
    That is why, from September on, when flying with Ryanair, all ESNcard holders will be able to enjoy:

    • 15% discount on 8 single flights (or 4 return flights)
    • Free check-in luggage of 15kg with each of these 8 flights booked
    • Weekly travel offers for Erasmus students
    • Tailored Ryanair in-journey offers on the mobile app


    In order to claim the discount, you must be a holder of an activated and valid ESNcard. Don't have it yet? Get it here!

    Once you have received your ESNcard, make sure to follow the next steps:

    1. Register in ESNcard.orgAs this data will be used to validate your ESNcard during your flight booking process, please, remember to fill in all the blanks in your user profile - also your ESNcard number.
    2. Go to myRyanair and sign-up (or log-in if you already have an account).
    3. Add your details in the "Erasmus" tab of your myRyanair dashboard.
    4. Wait until your ESNcard and other details are validated. This is not live validation, so it might take a few days.
    5. Once it is validated, use the booking widget at the bottom of the Erasmus section of your myRyanair dashboard to make your bookings at a discounted rate. Only bookings made using this widget will be considered for the discount, so make sure you do not use the normal booking engine of Ryanair or any other booking systems.

    Now that your user profile is updated and your ESNcard valid, you can book your Ryanair flights to any destination offered.
    Keep in mind that you should book your tickets at least 28 days in advance* and that the offer applies to the dates between the 1st September and 15th June*.

    For more info, click here!

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    HotelsCombined, the world’s leading hotel comparison website, helps ESN Members to find the best rates for the accommodation by comparing all the top travel sites in one simple search.

    To make your Euro-adventure everything you want it to be, HotelsCombined is also offering a 10% discount to ESNcard holders!

    How does HotelsCombined work?

    Our technology cuts through availability and prices from all the leading online travel sites from around the world. In one quick and easy search, we show you only the information you want to know and need to know. You'll find just what you're after and can be sure you got the most out of your booking.

    We also guarantee to find you the best price on a hostel, hotel or apartment. It's our promise to you.


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    Jnuine is a free mobile app that lets you gather all the unforgettable photos of your journey abroad in real-timewith your friends.

    To create a Jnuine Photo Album:

    • Give the title and enter the start and end dates of your journey abroad.
    • Invite your friends by sms, email or QR code to share their best photos.
    • Add your photos each day and pick your favorites among those posted by your friends.

    The photos you have selected are automatically sorted by capture date and compiled in a stunning print-ready photo book. Your photobooks are shipped worldwide. 

    As an ESNcard holder you get a 20% discount all your Jnuine printed photobooks.*

    For more information about Jnuine visit our website:


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    Travel Europe and stay in style at the design-forward Generator Hostels!

    With 9 properties, Generator is located in the hippest areas of Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Hamburg, Venice, Barcelona and Paris. Generator Rome, Amsterdam and Stockholm will open in 2016.

    Your ESNcard gets you 10% off our best available rate at any Generator hostel.*

    This offer is valid only when booking through Generator website, using the discount voucher. Don't forget to show your ESNcard when checking in.



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    All Erasmus students have access to a special promotion: 25% discount of the service fee in over 30.000 rooms from Lisbon to Paris, London to Valencia, Bologna to Nottingham - and pretty soon all over Europe!

    Don't forget to use the promocode: ESNINTERNATIONAL (when at the "Pay and Book" page).

    Uniplaces is an online marketplace for booking student accommodation with thousands of verified properties.

    The simple booking process is done online and can be done months in advance - students being able to secure accommodation in a city they haven’t arrived to yet and don’t even know is the key that opens the door to this new experience.

    In a way that is safe, trustworthy and with consistent quality, Uniplaces provides easy-to-find, easy-to book accommodation. This helps to make any international student’s experience memorable: with value-added initiatives that’ll make that experience unforgettable.

    In addition Uniplaces and ESN are together breaking down barriers to student mobility, with the Living the Dream Scholarship, the first-ever crowd funded scholarship for student accommodation, and the Uniplaces Academy.


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    Free Hostelling International membership!

    With the Hostelling International membership ESNcard holders can get 10% discount in over 4.000 unique hostels as well as thousands of other local and national discounts around the world. From Paris to Berlin, Shanghai to New York, Sydney to Buenos Aires, Brussels to Stockholm.... Everywhere!

    Hostelling International is the only global network of Youth Hostel Associations. Located in some of world’s most inspiring locations, the HI network offers 4,000 unique hostels in 91 countries worldwide. All their hostels meet assured standards, which guarantee a range of good quality safe accommodation, in friendly surroundings at affordable prices.


    The table below lists the membership requirements of Youth Hostel Associations whose hostels are listed on this site. Please note that some of these links point to native language versions of the country's membership page. 

    Membership Required: 'Yes' in this column indicates that Membership is compulsory in this country.
    Member Saving: 'Yes' in this column indicates that Members will receive a discount on accommodation of at least 10% (compared to non-members). A valid membership card must be shown on arrival to benefit from this saving.


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    The Economist sets a different standard. As the next generation of opinion leaders, it's important you stay up-to-date on what's happening around the globe. Each week, The Economist spans everything from European and world news, politics, business and finance, science, technology and the arts.

    Available in print-only, digital-only or as a print and digital package, you have the opportunity to enjoy The Economist's stimulating debate, intelligent insight and genuine quality however you wish whether you're at home, at university or travelling. And now digital subscriptions also include The Economist Espresso, our daily app for smartphones.

    Go beyond the headlines, to get the bigger global picture. Subscribe to The Economist today!  As an ESN member, you can take advantage of this preferential offer and save 20% on the regular subscription rate. You will also receive one copy of Intelligent Life, the bi-monthly lifestyle magazine from The Economist as a gift.*


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    35% off on Ultimate Ears Wireless Speakers !

    The Ultimate Ears wireless speakers are designed for people, their friends and wherever life takes them. And with new features and experiences regularly released through free software updates, UE speakers just keep getting better. 


    Access the discount!

    To benefit from the exclusive 35% discount, you just need to:

    1. Request your discount code on the top-right side of this page (after logging in)

    2. Visit Ultimate Ears's website & choose the products you want to purchase (note that there is a limit of three products per purchase)

    3. Enter the discount code during the shopping cart process

    4. Done - your products will be shipped straight home to you!


    Free shipping for orders over 39€