NUS Extra Card

As an IoF Individual member studying towards one of our professional qualifications* you have the opportunity to apply for an NUS Extra Card.

What is the NUS Extra Card?

The National Union of Students (NUS) have produced a student card designed for people studying, but who are not members of a traditional Student Union. This card can be used as proof that you are a student and enable you to benefit from a range of student discounts.

What are the benefits?

With the NUS Extra Card you are entitled to a range of discounts with some leading brands, such as Amazon.co.uk and Apple. A list of the discounts and offers is available here.

How much does it cost?

The NUS Extra Card currently costs £12 for one year** the IoF has negotiated a specially discounted rate of just £10 for 13 months***.

This special offer is one of a number our Individual members can benefit from as part of IoF Privilege which provides access to a range of discounted products and services. As a student member studying for one of our qualifications you will benefit from a ‘Provider Price Promise’ on the NUS Extra Card. Find out more about your member benefits and IoF Privilege here.

Can international students apply for an NUS Extra card?

Yes, international students can still apply for the NUS Extra Card, but you need to use a UK address to register. Please contact the IoF Academy team to discuss how to process your application.

While the discounts and offers with NUS Extra Card are generally UK-based, if you join, you can also upgrade your membership with ISIC. The ISIC upgrade turns your NUS Extra Card into an International Student Identity Card, giving you access to over 40,000 discounts worldwide. Find out more at the ISIC website.

How do I apply?

You can apply for the NUS Extra Card online. When asked to enter the institution’s name, please type: Institute of Fundraising.

Then just follow the rest of the instructions, please note you will need 3 things to complete your application:

  1. You need to be studying for an IoF qualification*
  2. Have a webcam or recent photo to upload
  3. Have your credit or debit card ready

You can find more information about the NUS Extra card here


* To qualify you must hold current IoF Individual membership and be currently enrolled on one of the following: Certificate in Fundraising, Diploma in Fundraising or International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising.

** Cost of NUS card correct as on 1 September 2014.

*** ‘Provider Price Promise’ on the NUS Extra card of just £10 for 13 months available through IoF Privilege.