About the European Student Card
European Student Card Initiative
The European student (ESC) card project is an EU funded project, whose aim is to make recognition of student status possible by all HEIs in Europe, so that by presentation of a student's card, a student can assert his / her rights with the HEI that is involved in the project. Its goal is to enable every student to easily and safely identify and register themselves electronically at higher education institutions within the EU when moving abroad for studies, and ease the access to services within host universities. This is an effort to boost student mobility in Europe and promote student participation in educational and cultural activities, in line with the vision of a true European Education Area.
UCC has been part of the European Student Card Project during its initial phase, joining in January 2017. UCC represented Ireland as one of four countries involved, with France, Germany and Italy also taking an active role. UCC is also committed to an active role in further phases of this, the next of which is scheduled to commence in January 2019, subject to the approval of the submitted proposal for funding.
For academic year 2018/19, UCC will offer its students the opportunity to have the ESC logo affixed on their UCC Student ID cards on request. This will allow UCC students travelling to other European Higher Education Institutes to avail of some of their student services, on presentation of their UCC ID card with logo affixed. For further details, please see our FAQ.