The ESNcard

The ESNcard is a membership and discount card of the Erasmus Student Network. With it, you can access services offered all over Europe by ESN and our partners. The ESNcard project first started in the year 2005 and has been growing ever since. Over the last year, 120.000 cards were produced and distributed among the ESN members and the exchange students. The discounts in Austria vary among the following areas of life:


  • Events - cheaper price for ESN events and trips
  • Culture - discounts in theatres, concerts and museums.
  • Sports - Discounts in gyms.
  • Nightlife - Discounts in bars, pubs, clubs, cheaper/free entrances to parties, cheaper drinks
  • A free bank account and a free sim card with a special deal
  • Discounts in certain shops all across the country


Who uses the ESNcard

The card is used by 120.000 people per year in 37 countries. In order to obtain one, one of the following criteria has to fit you.


  • You have been an international student in the past.
  • You are currently an international student on exchange.
  • You are an ESN member.


Where to find the discounts

A precise overview of all the advantages and the discounts with the ESNcard can be found on its official website, With the code on your card, you can register online and use all of the international discounts such as New Yorker, HostelWorld, Brussels Airlines, The Economist, EuRail, InterRail, BlaBlaCar, Education First and many others.


Where to get the ESNcard

The ESNcard is exclusively sold at your local ESN section. Find them here in order to contact them. The card is valid for 12 months and only valid with a photo and correct personal data. The card is strictly personal and can’t be used by somebody else than the card holder.


Contact us

If you want to become a partner of the ESNcard and contribute to the experience of going on exchange, contact us at board AT esnaustria DOT org.