ISIC, the only international student card

  • Prove your student status worldwide
  • Enjoy over 150 000 ISIC discounts all over the world
  • Join a community of 5 million students
La carte ISIC


Secondary and post-secondary students, and any person who is in full-time training.

According to the legislation*, a full-time student status is a person studying for at least 15 hours per week for a minimum period of 12 weeks. The minimum age is 12, while there is no maximum age. International students can order an ISIC card in France through our website

* Ministers of Education of the European UNESCO member's definition (Vienna, 1967).

Price and validity

The ISIC card costs €13.

The ISIC card is valid for up to 16 months, starting on September 1st until December 31st of the following year.

Over 150 000 exclusive discounts in France and abroad

Our story

In 1953, at the 3rd International Student Conference, French, European and international students asked for an international recognition. Thus, was born the International Student Identity Card -the ISIC card.

Since 1968, UNESCO officially endorses the ISIC card and recognizes it as the only internationally accepted proof of full-time student status. Today, the ISIC card is used by 5 million students in over 130 countries. It gives students access to thousands of services and benefits worldwide.

The isic card with your school identity

Today, more than 150 academic institutions in France co-brand their student card with ISIC to get worldwide validity.

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Who are we?

Global Youth & Student Community
Global Youth & Student Community (GYSC) is the company that develops the ISIC card as well as professional cards (teachers, STAFF ...) for academic institutions since 1953 in France and Luxembourg.

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