top of page


We want you to enjoy your time abroad here in NZ and make the most of your exchange! We know that anything that can ease the load on your budget is greatly appreciated, so we've teamed up with International Student Identity Card (ISIC) to help! 

​What is ISIC? 

ISIC is all about making student life better. The ISIC card was first established in 1953 and is now issued to students in over 130 countries. As a full-time university student, you can apply for a student card with ISIC. For more information about eligibility and discounts, check here.

The ISIC card has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) since 1968.  The card is recognised by universities, academic institutions, student unions, national governments, financial institutions and ministries of education around the world.

How can ISIC help?

  • Access over 150,000 student discounts and offers in around 130 countries

  • Save money every day both in your home country and abroad (i.e. here in NZ + other countries!)

  • Access student services and facilities internationally – includes travel, cafes/eateries, transport, sport events, music festivals, educational courses and more!

  • Valid from date of issue for 12 months

Can ISIC help me?

Students who meet these requirements are eligible for the ISIC card: 

  • Minimum 12 years age (no maximum age)

  • Bona fide full-time student engaged in Secondary School, University or College education at a recognised education institution (proof of full-time student status required)

As university students on exchange, you will need proof of full-time student status and identification document proving Date of Birth (i.e. Passport, Driver's Licence, Birth Certificate). The Card Applicant must upload a copy of their student card clearly stating ‘full time’, a scanned letter from the school/polytechnic/university or matriculation card or an application form signed and stamped by the principal or registrar of the school/Educational Institution, to confirm that the Applicant is a full-time student​.

When completing the application form, you will need:

  • Passport style photo (front facing head and shoulders)

  • Image/Scanned copy of proof of identity (ID or Passport)

  • Confirmation of study less than 2 months old (e.g. host university acceptance letter)

For SASS members, the ISIC card is NZD $30 (incl GST). If you’d like to make the most of the benefits of an ISIC card, please click here!  


Want to know more? Check ISIC out!






Study Abroad Students' SocietY


bottom of page