What is the ESN Card?

The ESN card will carry the memories of your best time spent abroad. With this card, you will gain access to all ESN's events at a special price and you will have discounts and offers with our local partners and over 1500 others all around Europe!

The aim of ESNcard is to support and give opportunities to international students during and after their exchange, with the duration of one year, you will have access to all ESN events like trips, cultural events, sports, activities, and parties. Moreover, you will have offers from our international partners on transportation, accommodation, online services, and learning opportunities. You can find all the offers and information on the ESNCard site. Some examples are Ryanair, Flixbus, Spotahome, Uniplaces, Perlego, Grammarly, The Economist, Rosetta Stone, Lyca Mobile and many others.



Who can get the ESNCard?

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

  • You are currently an exchange/international student
  • You are an active member of an ESN section

(There is no age limit)

How and where can I get the ESNCard?

Each ESN Section could sell the ESNCards, you can buy the ESN card at our presentations during the welcome days and at many of our events. Please check in with us throughout the semester before an event or write to us on Instagram or by mail.

To get your ESN card you'll need to provide

  • A printed color passport photo of yourself
  • Name and Surname
  • Country of Origin
  • Day of Birth
  • University
  • Phone Number

The cost of ESNCard is 15 CHF


How long is my ESNcard valid?

The ESNcard is valid for 12 months from the date of the purchase. If your ESNcard expires, you need to buy a new one.

I bought my ESNcard during my exchange, is it valid in my home country?

As long as your ESNcard hasn't expired, you can use it for all ESNcard discounts in Europe.

Can I use my ESNcard as a student card?

ESNcards are not valid students cards, These are exclusively delivered by Higher Education Institutions (HEI)

Can my family and friends enjoy the benefits and discounts of my ESNcard?

Unfortunately not. Only ESNcard owners can benefit from the ESNcard advantages unless otherwise stated by the partner.