If you're a mature student (i.e. over the age of 26 and in full-time education), then there are two ways you can apply for National Rail discounts:

  1. If you're aged between 26 and 30, then regardless of your student status you can apply for a 26-30 Railcard. Visit our article How do I apply for a 26-30 Railcard?
  2. If you're a full-time student, then whatever your age you can apply for a 16-25 Railcard. There is more information about mature student eligibility on the 16-25 Railcard website. You will apply for your railcard online, but will also need Student Services to sign and stamp an additional Mature Student Online Application Form. Once you've completed this form, please bring it to one of the Student Services desks or you can submit an online enquiry and attach your completed form to be stamped.