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How to get an Apple Music student discount — get a cheaper monthly subscription

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If you're in full-time education then you won't want to pass up this amazing Apple Music student discount. The popular music streaming services offers access to millions of songs, alongside exclusive live radio channels and imitate interviews with the world's biggest recording artists.  

Apple Music is the perfect service to help soundtrack your day, whether that's enjoying the sunshine in the quad or pulling an all-nighter in the library. Apple is sweetening the deal further by including a free subscription to Apple TV Plus, so you can catch on up Ted Lasso ahead of the new season or binge-watch the mind-bending drama Severence

Here’s how to get an Apple Music student discount, whether you’re in the U.S. or U.K. Also, make sure to check out our guide to this week's best Apple promo codes

Who is eligible for an Apple Music student discount?

Apple’s eligibility criteria (opens in new tab) for this student discount states that in order to qualify you must be “a student studying a bachelor's degree, postgraduate degree or equivalent Higher Education course at a university, college.” The offer is also open to those in post-secondary schools in Canada only.

What is the Apple Music student discount?

Eligible students get 40% off a monthly Apple Music subscription for a period of up to 48 months, or until they are no longer a student (whichever comes first).

This takes the monthly price of Apple Music down from $10 to just $6 (£10 down to £6 in the U.K.), which is a fantastic offer considering the service contains just about every artist you can think of within its catalog. Although this does represent a small price increase as prior to June 2022, the offer was a 50% reduction. 

You also get a free subscription to Apple TV Plus, the company’s Netflix rival that offers a host of original programming and even some exclusive movies as well. Its library isn’t as diverse or sizeable as the likes of HBO Max or Disney Plus, but there’s still a range of content worth watching on the service. 

How to claim your Apple Music student discount in the U.S. 

The Apple support website (opens in new tab) offers a walkthrough on how to claim your Apple Music student discount, but the easiest way to sign up is through UNiDAYS (opens in new tab).

This third-party platform is used by a host of retailers to offer exclusive discounts to students, so it’s well worth setting up an account. You will need to use your university or college email address to prove your eligibility, though. 

Once you’ve created your UNiDAYS account, or logged in if you already have one, just follow the steps (opens in new tab) to claims your Apple Music student discount.  

How to claim your Apple Music student discount in the U.K. 

In order to claim an Apple Music student discount in the U.K. you need a UNiDAYS (opens in new tab) account. This third-party platform offers a host of student-exclusive deals, so you may already have an account. 

If not, create one using your university email address and then follow the instructions (opens in new tab) in order to claim your Apple Music student discount.  

More student discounts

There are plenty of other discounts available to students in the U.S. and U.K. — for instance you can also get a Spotify student discount, save big on a Best Buy student discount or pick up some new sporting gear with a Nike student discount. Plus, here's how to get a Microsoft student discount.

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.