Student Oyster Cards

What is a Student Oyster card?

A student oyster card is a travel card issued by TFL (Transport for London) which offers eligible students a 30% discounts on travel cards or season tickets. This is only available to full time students who live in Greater London during semester time.

How do I apply for an oyster card? You will need to apply through TFL directly online. You will need to pay a one of £20 fee via credit or debit card.

When do I submit?

Anytime whilst you are a student at GSM. It will only last until your course end date.

How long does it take?

The process can take up to 2 weeks for your application to be approved and oyster sent out. If you are a new student, we will be unable to confirm your application with TFL until you have attended classes.

How will I be notified?

TFL will send you an email with confirmation and you will receive your student oyster card directly from TFL by post.

What information do I need?

You need to know your student ID number, course start and end dates, an active email and a colour digital photo that shows your face and shoulders clearly.

Note: If you are a new student, we will be able to confirm your application once you have attended Induction or your first day of teaching.

Any questions? If you have any questions, please contact the Student Hub at or 0208 003 3803.