Eligibility, Joining, and Website Information

  • Am I eligible to purchase a ticket?

    If you are a student or faculty member for a government accredited college, community college, or university of 2-4 years, you do qualify as a student/faculty member! You do not need to be attending school full time, as long as you are currently enrolled and taking/teaching classes, you are eligible.

    StudentUniverse also offers Youth Fares. To qualify for Youth Fares, you do not need to be in school, you just need to be between the ages of 16-25. Since we have more fares available for students, if you are both a youth and a student, please join as a student to get the best fares.

    We also have fares anyone can purchase, so if you're not a student, faculty member or youth, you CAN still book with us. Simply join as an ADULT, and you're on your way.

    Sign up, and book a great fare!

    More info on student eligibility:

    Full or part-time students and faculty currently enrolled or teaching in graduate programs are eligible.

    If you are a student who is studying abroad, please join under whatever school you are registered in as a currently enrolled student. You can be a student at a school anywhere in the world, as we have students from schools all over the world getting our great deals. If you do not see your school listed, go to the join page, select the country where your school is located, and then select the link "Need help finding your school?" right below. We will review your information right away, and get your school added to our website.

    Note: Some of our student airfares do have age requirements.

  • Can I purchase a ticket if I am a secondary school student?

    Even without a school issued e-mail, you can still get our great student airfares! If you are a currently enrolled part or full-time student, and you do not have a school-issued (.ac.uk) email address, sign up here. If you are a full or part-time faculty member, sign up here.

    StudentUniverse also offers Youth Fares. To qualify for Youth Fares, you do not need to be in school, you just need to be between the ages of 16-25. Since we have more fares available for students, if you are both a youth and a student, please register yourself as a student to get the best fares.

    We also have fares anyone can purchase, so if you're not a student, faculty member or youth, you CAN still book with us. Simply register as an ADULT, and you're on your way.

  • What if I don't have a school-issued (ending in .ac.uk) email address?

    Even without a school issued e-mail, you can still get our great student airfares! If you are a currently enrolled part or full-time student, and you do not have a school-issued (.ac.uk) email address, sign up here. If you are a full or part-time faculty member, sign up here.
     
    StudentUniverse also offers Youth Fares. To qualify for Youth Fares, you do not need to be in school, you just need to be between the ages of 16-25. Since we have more fares available for students, if you are both a youth and a student, please register yourself as a student to get the best fares.
     
    We also have fares anyone can purchase, so if you’re not a student, faculty member or youth, you CAN still book with us. Simply register as an ADULT, and you’re on your way.
  • Do I need an ISIC/ITIC/IYTC card to purchase a ticket from you?

    No, you do not need to buy an ISIC/ITIC/IYTC (International Student/Teacher Identity/International Youth Card) to purchase student flights from us.

    Other student travel companies require you to buy an ISIC/ITIC/IYTC card (for over £9), but we do not. We do not accept ISIC/ITIC/IYTC cards as proof of student/faculty/youth status, and we will work with you and your school to do that at no charge.

  • Why do I need to have my student/faculty status verified?

    StudentUniverse is able to offer low student airfares because we work with all of the major airlines to offer student and faculty members significantly discounted airfares that they will not sell to the general public. We check to make sure you are a student or faculty member, so we can keep offering you these great deals.

    In addition to student/faculty fares, we also offer Youth fares. To qualify for Youth Fares, you do not need to be in school, you just need to be between the ages of 16-25. Since we have more fares available for students, if you are both a youth and a student, please register yourself as a student to get the best fares.

    If you're not a student, faculty member or youth, you CAN still book with us. Simply purchase as an ADULT, and you're on your way.

  • Are students of non-UK schools eligible to purchase?

    Yes! To become a member of StudentUniverse, please sign up here.

    If you do not see your school listed, we would be happy to add it to our site.

    Note: To be added, your school must be accredited by an independent/government body, and offer degrees of some kind.

  • Not sure if you already have an account with us?

    If you try to create an account and you see the message:
    Email in use, please login

    Then you already have an account with StudentUniverse using this e-mail. You can login right away. If you forgot your password, we have password help available or contact us directly.

  • What if I'm part of a study abroad program?

    If you are a student who is studying abroad, please register under whatever school you are registered in as a currently enrolled student.

  • Do you offer group travel discounts?

    Yes! If you are traveling in a group of 12 or more, complete the group travel request form and we will follow up with you as quickly as possible.

    Groups under 12 can book themselves directly online on the StudentUniverse homepage.

  • Why am I no longer verified?

    Because a person can change universities, take time off, graduate, or just leave university, we do need to re-verify your status from time to time.

    StudentUniverse also offers Youth fares in addition to student flights. To qualify for Youth Fares, you do not need to be in school, you just need to be between the ages of 16-25. Since we have more fares available for students, if you are both a youth and a student, please register yourself as a student to get the best fares.

  • What do you do to ensure privacy on your site?

    We follow industry standards for credit card transactions to make sure your information stays protected. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology and Private Communication Technology (PCT) security standards, which are widely used and respected across the industry. SSL encrypts your name, address, telephone number and credit card information before they are transmitted across the Internet, so you can feel safe about doing business with us.

  • My school is not listed on the sign up form

    We would like to add your qualified (post secondary) college, university, or community college to our database so that you can enjoy the benefits of free membership with StudentUniverse.

    To be aded to our site, your school must:

    • Be accredited by a government accrediting agency
    • Offer degress - bachelors, associates, etc.

    Please let us know if your school meets these requirements and should be added to our database, and we will be happy to do so. If you're booking a flight traveling within the next week, please send us your school's information. Then, call us toll-free within the US or Canada at 1.800.272.9676 (outside the US or Canada at 1.617.321.3100). Our agents are available 24 hours a day, every day of the week to book right away.