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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 in an accredited college or university, you can apply for the student discount today.

Note: It’s currently not possible to pay for the student discount with PayPal.

If your university isn’t listed, you won’t be eligible to claim the discount. We're currently working to increase the number of universities listed.

If you already subscribe to Premium through a company other than Spotify (e.g. with your internet/mobile provider or with iTunes) you need to cancel your existing subscription with that company before you can apply the student discount.

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Your student discount is active for 12 months from the moment you apply it to your account. After that, your account will revert to the standard Premium rate.

This is so Spotify can check your eligibility each academic year. We automatically send you an email reminder when your discount is about to expire. If you’re still a student, you can reapply for an additional 12 months.

Yep! Sign up and the discounted rate will automatically begin on your next billing date.

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.

You can check the status of your subscription at any time.

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

Spotify gift cards are only available for Premium at its standard rate, so it’s not currently possible to pay for the student discount using a Spotify gift card.

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.

However, 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 an account with them for free when you sign up.