What is the ESNcard?

The ESNcard is the membership card of ESN which means that you can access all the services offered by ESN, its partners and, of course, our local partners. Additionally you will save a lot of money on our events, because almost all events have special discounts for ESNcard holders (trips, parties, and other activities).

With the ESNcard, you will enjoy many discounts (housing, sport, food, bars, etc.) all over Europe. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to participate in diverse 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.

Who can Buy an ESNcard?

The ESNcard is only sold to the below listed persons coming to Saarbrücken. Students from Saarbrücken who will do their Erasmus abroad must purchase the ESNcard at the local section of the receiving city.

  • Erasmus+ students.
  • Erasmus+ trainees.
  • Erasmus+ Full International Degree incoming students.
  • International incoming students or trainees on a mobility programme, other than Erasmus+.
  • International undergraduate or postgraduate full degree students.
  • EVS participants.
  • ESNers: either active on the Local, National or International Level. They are all members of a section

Further information can be found on

What do I need to get an ESNcard and where can I get it?

You can buy the ESNcard by filling in this form and paying the price on Pretix via credit card or Giropay (you will get the link after filling in the form)
The ESNcard costs 5,50 Euro. As we do not have an office you can either get the discount code via mail or ask for your card to be shipped. For shipping, we charge 1 Euro additionally and we ship only within Saarland and to Trier.

After recieving your ESNcard, you will have to put a colour photo on it to make it valid. The card is not transferrable to someone else.

How do I register and activate my ESNcard?

Go to and activate your card by adding its number to the form. If you have had another ESNcard before, you can simply add the new ESNcard number to your user account. If you encounter any challenges, please contact us directly:

General enquiries

How long is my ESNcard valid for?
   The card is valid for 12 months from the date of acquisition. The acquisition date is written on the ESNcard by the section that distributes it to you.

I lost my ESNcard, what can I do?
   You need to contact us (the ESN section which you are a member of), to see how you can get a new one. Once you have a new ESNcard, please fill in this form.

I brought my ESNcard during my exchange, is it valid in my home country?
   The ESNcard is valid for 12 months from the date set in the front side. As long as your ESNcard has not expired, you can use it for all ESNcard discounts in Europe.

Further information about the ESNcard can be found in the ESNcard FAQ.