About the ESNcard

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 our website http://esncard.org/

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.

Who can get the ESNcard?

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

  • Erasmus+ students;

  • Erasmus+ trainees;

  • Erasmus+ International incoming students;

  • International incoming students or trainees on a mobility programme, outside of Erasmus+;

  • International undergraduate or postgraduate full degree students;

  • EVS volunteers;

  • Volunteers:

    • ESNers: either active on Local, National or International level. They are all members of a section;

    • Alumni: contact your ESN section and see if you are entitled to receive an ESNcard (this depends on the statutes of each ESN section);

    • Buddies: if there is an ESN section in your city, and you are part of a buddy programme, contact the local ESN section and see if you are entitled to receive an ESNcard (this depends on the statutes of each ESN section). If you are not entitled, you can always become an ESNer.

How can you get the ESNcard?

The ESNcard can be obtained exclusively from your local ESN section in your destination city. If you are an ESNer, an Alumnus, or a Buddy and you are not in mobility, you can obtain your ESNcard from the local ESN section as long as you are volunteering for the organisation.

If there is no ESN section in your destination city, you can get your ESNcard from the closest ESN section.

Sections are kindly asked to contact their National Representative to get more information about how to order ESNcards.

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)