Join the Erasmus Generation, get the ESNcard!

Join the Erasmus Generation, get the ESNcard!

The card of the Erasmus Generation

Did you know that each year more than 150,000 international students get their ESNcard? But what is the ESNcard and what is it used for? 

Well, simply put, ESNcard is the membership card to the Erasmus Generation. A card that will carry the memories of your best times spent abroad with constant new experiences and lots of international friends. And a card that will grant you over 1500 discounts and special deals all around Europe!



Why should I get the ESNcard?

ESNcard is your membership card to the Erasmus Student Network. It is a proof of membership in your ESN section, and so indirectly of the whole ESN Network. With the ESNcard, you can attend a great variety of ESN events all around Europe. From student parties and city tours, to cooking workshops and culture nights. ESN events are created to make you feel at home wherever you go. And that is not all, it also gives you over 1500 discounts all around Europe so you can experience more while spending less!

How do I get my ESNcard?

It’s simple. All you have to do is contact the closest local ESN section to your receiving institution and they will issue one for you.

To check which one is the closest local ESN section to the destination of your mobility, please check this site.


How do I get my ESNcard online?

It’s simple. You get it the same way as your physical ESNcard. All you have to do is contact the closest local ESN section to your receiving institution and they will issue the ESNcard for you.

We as don't distribute neither online nor offline ESNcards and therefore you always need to contact the ESN sections of your receiving instituion.


What will I need to bring with me?

  • a printed colour passport photo
  • your ID/passport
  • a document proving your mobility status (such as a Learning Agreement, Training Agreement, Acceptance Letter, etc.)


Who can get the ESNcard?

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

  • Erasmus+ students
  • Erasmus+ trainees
  • International incoming students or trainees on a mobility programme, other than Erasmus+
  • International undergraduate or postgraduate full degree students
  • ESC participants
  • ESN buddies, volunteers and alumni


ESNcard discounts

Do you want to make the most of your time abroad while saving as much money as you can? Well, we have great news for you! ESNcard provides the best discounts and special deals that cater to every need of the Erasmus generation. Here are some of the discounts you can get with your ESNcard: 


Want to travel far, without breaking the bank? The ESNcard travel discounts make it easy for you to collect all the travel memories you want while staying on budget. Take Ryanair discount for example, with the ESNcard you can get 10% off on your flights + free checked-in luggage. Do you prefer to travel by land? ESNcard gives you discounts on Flixbus and Flixtrain. It also gives you 20% off on your Donkey Republic membership so you can discover new cities on a bike. And if you want to ship your luggage back home or to a new country, ESNcard got you covered with a Eurosender discount so you can ship your belongings safely to your front door. 


We all know it can be stressful to find a home when you move to a new country. Luckily for you, ESNcard has 25% off on Spotahome and Uniplaces services which help you secure a home online from the comfort of your bed. For shorter trips, you have discounts with Hostelling International which provides a network of hostels ready to host you in every corner of the world!

Online services

It is difficult to carry a lot of books when going on exchange. ESNcard gives you a discount on your subscription to Perlego which provides you with access to thousands of university books online. And to make sure your papers are 100% correct, ESNcard gives you a 50% discount on Grammarly services which proofread your papers for you! You always get 50% off on EnhanCV to help you write the perfect CV and cover letter, bulb to create the perfect digital resume & portfolio, and Tiqets special deals for museums, shows and a variety of cultural attractions all over the world.

Learning opportunities 

It is always good to learn the basics of the language of your host country. That's why ESNcard provides you with a 60% discount on Rosetta Stone's language learning platform, so you can start learning the language before you even start your journey abroad!

It is also important to be prepared for your studies and thesis writing. ESNcard gives you 20% off on The Economist to equip you with the best analyses and articles to inspire your projects. 


And there is more... follow the ESNcard Facebook page and the ESNcard website to stay updated and find out about all the international discounts.