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Student discount

With Spotify’s student discount, you can get 50% off a Premium subscription.

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If you’re currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, you can apply for the student discount today! Renew every 12 months as long as you’re eligible.

Note: You are allowed only one account with student status at a time, and that status lasts for 12 months even if you cancel the subscription or close the account.

Happy studying!

Already have Premium?

That’s cool! The discounted rate will automatically begin on your next billing date. You can check the status of your subscription at any time.

Note: If you subscribed through any other company than Spotify (e.g. with your internet/mobile provider or iTunes), you need to cancel your existing subscription with them before signing up.


12 months, with the option to renew (we’ll remind you!) for another 12 months as long as you’re eligible. If you don’t renew, payments will proceed at the standard Premium rate.

You can pay for Spotify in lots of ways. Check the payment methods available in your country by clicking Subscription in the menu on the left of your account page.

Note: It’s currently not possible to pay for the student discount with PayPal or with a Spotify gift card.

You can't apply additional discounts to a student subscription. This includes any trial offers, and Premium for Family.

You can! If you’re enrolled with a university that’s eligible for our student discount, you can take advantage even if you’re abroad.

Your account’s country settings need to match the country of your university, and your payment method needs to have also been issued in that same country. For help with this, check out our guide to country settings.

It can take up to 28 days for your student credentials to be verified.

We use the good folks at SheerID to verify your student credentials, so if you’re having trouble signing up you can get in touch with them.

If we’re unable to verify your student I.D., you won’t be eligible to claim the student discount. In this instance, any charges will show on your statement as ‘pending’, meaning no money has actually been taken.

Once the bank receives the confirmation that your student I.D. failed to verify, the ‘pending’ charge will be refunded. This can take up to 48 hours, depending on your bank. You can reach out to them for more information.

Otherwise, try logging out and back in. Occasionally this is needed to force a sync of info between your device and our account system.

It’s also worth checking you’re logged into the right account.

For more help, check out Why isn't my Premium subscription working?

If your college/university doesn’t appear on the list provided, you can request SheerID to get it added. Just fill in this form and SheerID will email you if it’s accepted to the approved list.

We no longer accept NUS cards for the student discount. But it’s still super easy to take advantage of our student deal. All you need is an account with UNiDAYS. If you don’t already have one, you can create a free UNiDAYS account during the sign up process.