What is the ESNcard?
The ESNcard is the membership card of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), which also includes various discounts.
With the ESNcard you can receive discounts on a variety of events (such as parties and trips) during your stay in Bonn.
Additionally, your card can be used for discounts through our many partner groups across Europe for things like food and drinks, hostels, travel, etc.
Who is the ESNcard for?
The ESNcard is used by over 120,000 people annually across 37 countries, and the number continues to grow.
You can register for the ESNcard if you belong to any of the following groups:
- You are currently an exchange student at a university (or similar institution)
- You are an alumnus of an exchange program (for example ERASMUS)
- You are a volunteer member of ESN Bonn
How do I get the ESNcard and what does it cost?
The ESNcard is sold in nearly every country where ESN has its student organizations.
- Price: € 5.00
- Validity: up to 12 months after the date of purchase
You can purchase the ESNcard in Bonn at our events or during our Welcome Week at the beginning of every semester. In order to buy the card, you must bring with you a passport or other photo ID and a color passport photo with the dimensions 2.7 x 3.5 cm.
Where do I find ESNcard partners and discounts?
Local partners and discounts are generally displayed on our Facebook page and in our Erasmus group.
For discounts on individual events, details will be listed in the event descriptions which are also found on our Facebook page.
The national and international partners can be found on ESNcard.org. Simply register using the code on your card to gain access to the many discounts across your country as well as internationally.
Here are just a few of the great discounts you can expect to find:
- FLiXBUS – €3 coupon through ESNcard.org
- A&O Hotels und Hostels – 10% discount when you show your ESNcard at the reception
- DriveNow Car Sharing – free registration (€0 instead of €29) at the start of the semester
- Generator Hostels – 10% discount for online bookings
- Hostelling International – 10% discount for online bookings
- Logitech – 35% discount through ESNcard.org
- And many more…