Student Identity Card / Student Discount Card

All students have the right to apply for a Student Identity Card. Holders of a Student Identity Card may also qualify for a Student Discount Card – a validation on the Identity Card which entitles the cardholder to a discount on transportation and selected other services – provided that they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. A full-time undergraduate student at an institution of higher education who does not already have an undergraduate degree. The Discount Card is valid for a period of time equal to the number of years required to complete the student’s relevant programme of study plus two years.
  2. A part-time undergraduate student at an institution of higher education who does not already have an undergraduate degree. The Discount Card is valid for a period of time equal to double the number of years required to complete the student’s relevant programme of study.
  3. A master’s student at an institution of higher education who does not already have a master’s degree. The Discount Card is valid for a period of time equal to the number of years required to complete the student’s relevant programme of study.
  4. A doctoral student at an institution of higher education who does not already have a doctoral degree. The Discount Card is valid for a four-year period which begins on the day the student enrolls in the doctoral programme.
  5. A student from a European Union or non-European Union country who is studying at a Greek university under the auspices of the Erasmus programme. The Discount Card is valid for as long as the studies in Greece last.

Detailed instructions (in Greek only) on how to apply for a Student Identity Card can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs at: http://academicid.minedu.gov.gr/Procedure. Students should use their permanent home address rather than the temporary address where they are living during their studies.

Students who for any reason lose their status as a student, automatically lose their right to hold a Student Identity Card and must turn it in to their Department Secretariat.

A Student Identity Card is valid for as long as the cardholder retains the status of a student. It should be noted that students who are not entitled to the student discount receive just a Student Identity Card, without the additional validation entitling them to claim the student discount.