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You can get certified certificates etc. from social services.

Please note that these can only be issued to students who are (still) enrolled at the Göttingen universities. Payment is only possible by student card.

  • We cannot make certified copies of civil status documents (e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates), foreign-language or digital documents
  • You pay per certification of a document including the copy:
    up to a maximum of 4 pages: 2 Euros
    from 5 pages: 3 Euros

International Student ID (ISIC)

If you are traveling abroad, you should have the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) in your pocket if possible. The ISIC is the only internationally recognised international student ID card.

With the ISIC you get benefits 

  • on flights,
  • transport,
  • leisure activities and much more

in over 130 countries for more than 150,000 offers.

The international student ID can be applied for by students (full-time) as well as secondary school students who are at least 12 years old. The ISIC costs 18 euros and is valid for one year from the date of issue.

The ISIC was introduced in 1953 by students for students as a travel and service card with documentary character. It has been recognised by UNESCO since 1968. The ISIC is issued by the ISIC Association, a non-profit organisation. Authorised publisher for the Federal Republic of Germany is rds (travel service Deutscher Studentenschaften GmbH).

There are currently around 4 million ISIC holders around the globe each year. In Germany, there are about 150,000 students who use the ISIC per year.

On the website, you will receive information about national and international ISIC partners from the areas of travel, transport and accommodation, culture and entertainment, sports, shopping and gastronomy. In addition, online offers in the hardware and software area as well as reservation and booking tools are listed.

You get the ISIC from the social service. Please bring your student ID and your passport and for the issuing of your ISIC.

Social Service

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 4
Zentralmensa, level 1
37073 Göttingen

Ms Dietrich
Tel.: 0551 - 39 35 120

Ms Strauß
Tel.: 0551 - 39 35 187

Opening hours

Our Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m 

On Mondays, Fridays and outside of these office hours please contact us

by phone: 0551 39-35120 or 0551 39-35187
or email: sozialdienst(at)