ISIC Switzerland


Who is entitled to get an ISIC card?
Every full-time student (at least 16 hours of study a week, for a minimum of 6 months per year), who is matriculated at a university.
ISIC App: How do I update my ID?
The update ID function is only visible for logged-in users, with a virtual ID that expires in 30 days.
Once you’ve renewed your card at your local ISIC issuer, simply use this function in our app to update your account to your new ISIC cardnumber. This way your existing account will continue, and you don’t have to sign-up again!
How to find the update ID button:
1. Click the three stripes in the top left corner
2. Click Profile
3. Here the Update ID will be visible under your profile picture.
After clicking the Update ID function, you’ll be able to fill in your new cardnumber, and done! Your virtual ID is updated to your new cardnumber.
ISIC App: My app is in the wrong language, what do I do?
The language the app selects is based on your phone settings. It looks at the priority list, and selects the highest option that our app is available in. For example if your app shows in Japanese, this simply means that the Japanese language is higher on the language-priority list then English.
This can be solved by following these steps:
1. Go to your Phone Settings Menu and find Language and Region
2. In the Language and Region screen, press Edit top right
3. In the Preferred Language Order, please check if the English Language is placed above the Japanese Language. If not, please drag English on top of Japanese
4. Press Done and Restart the ISIC app.
1. Go to your Phone Settings Menu and find Language and input
2. In the Language and input screen, press languages
3. In the preferred language order, please check if English is displayed higher on the list than Japanese. If not, please drag English on top of Japanese.
4. Done! Now restart the app, and you’re ready to go.
How much does the card cost?
Overview of the cost

ISIC: EUR 13, max. 12 months valid for full-time students

IYTC: EUR 13, 12 months valid for persons under the age of 31

ITIC: EUR 13, 12 months valid for full-time teachers
What documents do I need to apply for the card?
What documents do I need to apply for the card?

The ISIC is only available to full time students, so you must be able to prove you are currently studying full time at school, college or university. When applying please provide one of the following documents: A copy of your university or student identity card, clearly dated and indicating you are a full time student. And you need a signed and dated letter on official university or school stationery stating you are studying there full time. We prefer an original copy, although photocopies and faxes may be accepted. You will also need a proof of your date of birth (for example: passport, birth certificate, Official Identity Card issued in your country of residence) and a recent passport sized photograph of yourself.
Where can I purchase the ISIC?
You can purchase your card online or in one of our many issuing offices worldwide. Search for your local issuing office online. Please remember to take along all the necessary documents needed for your card to prove your student status and identity, as well as a recent passport photograph of yourself.
Can I renew my card?
In some cases it is possible to renew your card. Please contact the issuing office where you purchased the card for further details.
I lost my card, what should I do?
Generally, ISIC cards are non-refundable and non-transferable so you will need to purchase a new card. You can apply for a new card at your closest issuing office or online.
What is a full time student?
Generally, full time means at least 16 hours of study a week, for a minimum of 6 months per year.
Is there an age limit for the ISIC?
No! Students at a mimimum age of 12 year can get the ISIC.
What is the ISIC app?
With the ISIC app you discover thousands of ISIC discounts on your smartphone. With the virtual student id you can verify your student status and redeem offers instantly.

ISIC App: Why am I not able to sign-up?
There can be several reasons why you may not be able sign up:

- The ISIC central office has not received your card details yet and therefore your card has not been activated yet for online use
- Your ISIC serial number has been incorrectly inserted
- Your name on the card has been incorrectly inserted
- Your card has expired

- Check your card has been activated for online use by following this link:
- Double check you have inserted the right card credentials.
- If you are still incurring problems, please contact

ISIC App: Why have I not received the activation email?
There can be several reasons why you did not receive an activation email:

- There was a typo in the email address when you registered on the app
- The automated activation email message was caught by your spam filter
- Your email provider might have blocked the automated email message

Here’s what you can do:

- Check your spam or junk mail folder for an email from
- Add to your email contacts or approved senders list
- If you are still incurring problems, please contact

ISIC App: I cannot log-in to the app, what can I do?
There can be several reasons why you can’t log in to the ISIC global App

- You have tried you log-in with incorrect details
- There is a problem with your account
- You are using an ISIC profile that is not accepted

Here’s what you can do:
- Ensure you have created an ISIC global App profile (See sign-up instructions within the ISIC global App)
- If you are still incurring problems, please contact

ISIC App: Which mobile devices are compatible with the app?
Currently the following devices are supported:

- Android smartphones
Android OS 4.4 and higher

- iPhones
IOS 8.0 and higher

For those users that do not have the above mobile devices please visit the mobile website

ISIC App: Can I upload or change my photo in the app?
When we don’t have a photo on file, you can upload a photo to your virtual ID via the App. Go via the menu to your profile screen and upload an image for use on your virtual ID. Please ensure you upload a passport style, headshot photo.

It is possible to change your photo in the ISIC global app. You can request to have your photo removed at by providing your card number and reason for photo removal. After we have removed your photo you can upload a new photo to your virtual card.

Your photo can be removed by the ISIC global office if your profile image doesn’t include your likeness or is not headshot photo.