ISIC - International Student Identity Card

Brief info

The International Student Identity Card, or ISIC for short, is the only proof of student status recognised worldwide, and offers great discounts in over 120 countries around the globe - for example on tickets and accommodation, or when entering museums and theatres.

The ISIC has been around for 45 years. During this time, it has been used by more than 40 million students. The card is issued by the ISIC Association, an international umbrella association of student travel organisations. The authorised issuer of the ISIC in Germany is rds Reisedienst Deutscher Studentenschaften GmbH in Hamburg.

The international ID card is recognised by UNESCO as a document for student mobility for its contribution towards international understanding, and is available in Germany from over 500 student travel agencies, students’ unions and student organisations.
You can find more information at or visit us at StuPa (R 0.05).

The Student Parliament at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences is one of these 500 issuing offices, and we offer you this service free of charge.

Those eligible to apply

The following provisions apply to German and foreign applicants, regardless of the place of study in Germany or abroad.

Persons from the age of 12 upwards, who fit into one of the following categories:

  • Students who attend a state or private university with a minimum stay of 6 months and at least 15 hours per week
  • Pupils who attend a secondary school (German equivalents: Hauptschule, Realschule, Gymnasium, Gesamtschule) from Year 5 onwards, trade school or vocational school, or a private recognised training institution
  • People who are in a vocational training/apprenticeship programme and attending a vocational college

Also eligible

  • Students who have been granted a leave of absence, who have a matriculation certificate
  • Students attending preparatory courses, only with a matriculation certificate
  • Doctoral candidates, only with a matriculation certificate
  • Trainees in law or teaching (completing part of their two-phase academic training)

Please bring the following for your application

  • Current matriculation certificate or school ID card/certificate
  • Copy of passport / personal ID card
  • Colour photo in passport format (36 x 30 mm)
  • Application for the card to be issued (the form is also available from StuPa)
  • Receipt for EUR 15.00 (to be paid at the Cashier’s Office B 1.37)

ISIC validity

1 year from the month of issue

Download the application form

If you don't have time/opportunity to come to Rosenheim, there is now also the possibility to download the form, fill it in and submit it with the rest of the documents (see above) to us by post.

Our postal address:
Hochschule Rosenheim 
z.H. Studierendenparlament
Hochschulstraße 1 
83024 Rosenheim

If you have any questions you can also contact us by e-mail:

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