Student identity cards

Students of Charles University (CU) are issued with student identity cards in the form of contactless smart cards. The CU-ISIC card is issued to all students in full-time or combined type of study without limitation of age. Printed on both types of card is the personal number of the student and a unique identification number of the card in the form of a bar code. There is a box for cardholder’s signature on the reverse side of both types of card.  Further information and pictures of the card can be found at

Student of CU have a right only to one CU student card (regardless of whether you are registered for more than one study programme). You have to collect this card personally at one of the card issue centres (see below).

Types of Card

You may choose one of two types of card:

  • a CU student card combined with international ISIC card (below referred to simply as CU-ISIC),
  • a standard CU student card.

Charge for Cards and their Validity

The standard CU student card is issued free of charge, while a fee of 230,- CZK  is charged for the issue of a card with the ISIC licence, which allows the cardholder to enjoy a whole range of discounts and benefits in the CR and abroad (and please note that the standard price of an ISIC card issued outside the CU is 350,- CZK). There is also a charge for replacement of the card in cases of loss or damage.

A card with the ISIC licence issued to students registered for studies in the actual academic year is valid from 1st of September (of the actual academic year) till 31st December (of the next academic year). From September 1, you will have an option to prolong the validity of the CU-ISIC card for the next year. Prolongation of the CU-ISIC card validity is carried out at the CU card issue centres (Department for Medical Studies in English in Pilsen) where a new holographic sticker will be stick on the reverse of the card. For prolongation you pay the same (discount) charge as when you are issued with the card for the first time, i.e. 230,- CZK. In view of the exceptionally advantageous conditions negotiated for the combination of an ISIC licence with the CU standard card, CU students do not have the possibility to obtain or prolong an ISIC card elsewhere than at the CU card issue centres.

A CU-ISIC without a valid ISIC licence henceforth may be used as a good standard CU student card.

Use of the Cards

CU student cards serve as passes that allow CU students access to CU libraries and the right to borrow books and other materials there, access to CU computer labs and so on. They are used in CU canteens. The cards are used to enter selected buildings and for other applications.

Examples of the use of the CU-ISIC card are set out in the leaflet issued together with your CU-ISIC card.

Cards Issue

Cards will be issued at the Centre for Studies in English during the office hours, i.e., Monday: 8.00 – 12.00, Tuesday: 8.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00, Thursday: 8.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00, Wednesday and Friday: closed.

All student cards can be collected at faculty’s Department for Medical Studies in English only in person!

Together with the student card you will receive a free card case that is designed to suit your card.

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It is important to be aware of following:

  • The first issue of a standard CU student card is free of charge.
  • The first issue of a CU student card combined with the international ISIC card (the CU-ISIC card) is charged by a fee of 230,- CZK.
  • The replacement of your card is subject to payment:
    - standard CU student card: 100,- CZK
    - CU-ISIC student card: 230,- CZK
  • Prolongation of the CU-ISIC card validity (which is marked on the reverse of the card by a holographic sticker) is always carried out at the beginning of new academic year at the Department for Medical Studies in English and is charged by a fee of 230,- CZK.
  • The CU-ISIC card is serving as an international identification card of the student. Information on discounts which you can gain as a holder of the CU-ISIC card is available on the Internet page
  • Detailed information on student cards is available on the Internet pages

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