9.10 The International Student ID Card

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only student identity card which is valid all over the world. It entitles the holder to buy tickets at special student rates and to get reductions for airlines, on trains and buses, for accommodation, in museums, theatres, cinemas and other cultural events.
The card may be obtained for €15 in all student travel agencies (9.12) as well as from the student welfare organisation Studierendenwerk. The purchase of the ISIC includes an accident insurance policy. The ISIC is valid for 16 months, from September to December of the year following the date of issue.

Documents required to apply for an ISIC:

  • passport
  • passport photograph
  • Humboldt student ID card

Further information and practical advice on insurance coverage for travel, for studies and internships abroad may be found on the webpage of ISIC and in the booklet entitled "ISIC World Travel Handbook", which is obtainable at all student travel agencies.