The Educards project: a European student card within the EDUC alliance

The Educards project aims to implement the European Student Card (ESC) for the member universities of the European Digital University (EDUC). This is an important step in the digitalisation of Erasmus student mobility.

What is the European student card?

Principle: Your student status is recognised throughout Europe

  • A graphic identity thanks to a European hologram on the student card, which allows a quick visual check
  • A European Student Identifier (ESI) which identifies the student across all applications and services developed
  • A QR code which allows the student's "student status" and its validity to be certified via a smartphone or a simple QR code reader

Objective: Facilitate your mobility in Europe and give you access to more services

  • Simplified access to services and student tariffs.
  • Simplified administrative procedures (data exchange between institutions)
  • Access to student life services (university restaurant, student room, libraries, etc.)
  • Access to city services at student rates (transport, sport, culture)

Incoming Mobility

Dear EDUC student, here are a few information related to the European Student Card that might help you preparing your mobility to the Université de Rennes 1.  Whether you are on a short- or long-term mobility, the universities of the EDUC alliance are working together to make services available through the European student card.

All university services are accessible through the local Korrigo that should be ordered following your registration process at UR1.

However, here are the services you are entitled to at the Université de Rennes 1 thanks to your home student card - ESC.

     } Library services are made available to any EDUC students presenting an ESC issued by their home university. The process is currently being implemented among the campus libraries. As for now, the process would be the following:

EDUC student presents ESC to a library staff who verifies the student status.

> if not in the repository (University information system)

  • registration process (free of charge)
  • loan of documents
  • access to online resources, but not remotely
  • possibility of creating a 6-day wifi p@ss

> if in the repository (registered at Université de Rennes 1)

  • no registration process needed
  • document loan
  • access to online resources, including remotely

     } Catering at the CROUS, student cafeterias (8 restaurants in Rennes)

2 means of payment:

  •  “Izly” payment (Izly card or smartphone app available for free on AppStore, WindowsStore and GooglePlay)
  •  Credit card, student rate on presentation of ESC."

As a student , when presenting your ESC to the cash desk of the “Restaurant universitaire CROUS” you will beneficiate from the student rate, whether you are registered at UR1 or not (3,30€)

     } WIFI access: Independently from the ESC, any student (and staff) from a member of the Eduroam network can have access to wifi on the campus by selecting the “EDUROAM” network. Student have to identify themselves using their usual login details from their home university.


NB: The personal information sent by your home university to the European Student Card secure platform is the following: student's email address, ESI (European Student Identifier) and academic level.

Outgoing students

The University of Rennes 1, in partnership with the universities of the EDUC Alliance, is experimenting with the European Student Card (ESC), which is also being implemented by many universities in Europe this academic year 2021/2022. The aim is to allow access to university services and student life throughout Europe with a single card.

However, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that the ESC card is new and that not all universities across Europe have developed related services.

However, we hope that your ESC card will be useful during your mobility. When you arrive at your host university, do not hesitate to mention it and show it. It may make it easier for you to access certain services!

The universities of the EDUC alliance are working together to develop priority services for students, including access to libraries. If you are going on mobility within an EDUC university, do not hesitate to make yourself known in order to help us facilitate access to more services!

Below you will find a short explanation of the principle of the card and its long-term objectives within the European Union.

The Educards project is a strategic partnership project (KA203) funded by the European Erasmus + programme.

Educards' final Conference - 16th June 2022

SAVE THE DATE // 16.06.2002 Educards' final Conference

In order to share the results of the Educards project with the European Higher Education community, the partners are organizing a conference entitled "Facilitate the student mobilities across Europe: the Educards project perspective" on June 16, 2022 in Rennes, France.  
This event will put in perspective the different challenges related to the development of digital tools in the framework of the implementation of the European Student Card Initiative, in line with the European Education Area by 2025.
On this occasion, we would be happy to welcome you as a participant.   
The Educards project started in September 2019. During the three years of the project, the Educards partners, members of the EDUC alliance, work collaboratively to implement the European Student Card. The partner universities have set themselves three objectives: 1/ to experiment with a methodological framework for implementing the European Student Card, 2/ to facilitate the use of the card by students, 3/ to optimize and improve the use of the European Student Card.

Participants’ profile:

  • Administrative staff from HEIs in charge of the implementation of the European Student Card Initiative / Digital E+
  • Administrative staff from HEis in charge of the student cards and digital tools for students services
  • National Erasmus+ agencies
  • Local and national representatives of institutions involved in the field of student services and European projects