The ESNcard is the membership card of the Erasmus Student Network. It is a proof of membership in an ESN section and so indirectly of the ESN Network. To learn more visit

The ESNcard is also used as a discount card in many cities and countries around Europe. Please visit the partner page of the website of your ESN local section or your ESN country to find more information.

The ESNcard is valid for 12 months and only valid with a photo and correct personal data. The card is strictly personal and cannot be used by somebody else than the card holder.


  • Provide access to all services and discounts offered by ESN and our partners to international students.

Who can get the ESNcard?

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

  • You are a member of an ESN section

How can you get the ESNcard?

The ESNcard can be obtained exclusively from your ESN local section.

ESN Halle sells ESNcards for 10€ during their office hours. Please bring a photo of yourself (size: 2.7 cm x 3.7 cm).


What fields does ESNcard contain?

It consists of several fields; all must be filled in in the process of issuing the card:
  • PHOTO FIELD (for a photograph of the card holder; with a photo size of 2.7 cm x 3.7 cm )

  • NAME (for name and surname of the card holder)




  • ESN SECTION (either the issuing section or home section of the card holder)

  • COUNTRY (home country of the card holder)

  • VALIDITY (it's valid for 12 months since the date on the card)

  • CARD NUMBER (unique number of each card)



Do I have to activate my ESNcard?

Yes! In order to benefit from the discounts you have to register your ESNcard. You can do this here.