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 monthly office hours. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the office hours are not being organized. If you are in a dire need of an ESNcard, please send us an email ( or contact us on social media and we can discuss the situation.

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?

Payment can be completed by buying our online membership. If you want to have the physical card, please contact us before buying the membership!.

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.