Make sure to get your ESNcard!

What is the ESNcard?

The ESNcard is the membership card of ESN which means that you can access to all the services offered by the ESN and our partners With the ESNcard, you will enjoy thousands of discounts (housing, sport, food, bars, etc.) all over Europe. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to participate in thousands of events (trips, cultural events, sports activities and parties) all year long. The aim of the ESNcard is to support and give opportunities to international students during and after their exchange.

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.

How to get an ESNcard during the COVID-19 pandemic

ESN Uni Helsinki usually sells ESN cards during office hours. We don't have an office space, so the location and times of the office hours may vary. We are closely following the Covid-19 situation and will try our best to organise office hours during autumn term 2021. We are currently planning the dates of the first office hours of the autumn.

We will announce our office hours on our social media and website, so stay tuned! 

What do you need for an ESNcard?

For your physical ESNcard to be valid, you will need:

  • Photo (official or non-official); photo size of 2.7 cm x 3.7 cm

  • ID (you don’t want us to misspell your name, do you?

How do I pay for the ESNcard?

You can pay with cash during our office hours. We also have an online option for the payment: our online membership, but please make sure that we have an upcoming office hour so you can pick up the physical card! You need the physical card to access the discounts on

What benefits will I have with ESNcard?

  • You can take part in ESN events at a reduced price with the ESNcard

  • The ESNcard is also used as a discount card in different places around Helsinki, Finland and Europe.

  • You can check all discounts on esncard.orgThe online membership alone will not work for! 

Can I join events if I don't have an ESNcard?

Definitely yes! But you will have to pay the full price.

Can I get an ESNcard if I'm not a student?

Then there are 3 possibilities:

  • you have been an exchange student in the past

  • you are an active ESN member or ESN Alumni

  • you don’t belong to those groups: sorry, you can’t buy the ESNcard, but you can start thinking about going on exchange!

Who is eligible for an ESNcard:

 Eligible for ESN Card: Erasmus+ students, Erasmus+ trainees, Erasmus+ international incoming students, international incoming students/trainees on a mobility programme outside of Erasmus+, international undergraduate or postgraduate full degree students, European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers, ESN volunteers (boards, actives, alumni).

 Not eligible for ESN Card: outgoing students, local students, former Erasmus+ students who aren't involved with ESN.