Premium for Students

With Premium for Students, you can get 50% off a Premium subscription for a whole year! You can renew every 12 months (up to 3 times), as long as you’re eligible.

What’s more, you can also get access to Hulu's ad-supported plan and SHOWTIME for no extra cost!

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If you’re currently enrolled at 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 a Spotify gift card, and you can't apply additional discounts such as Premium for Family.

Once you’ve successfully signed up to the Student discount, you can activate your Hulu ad-supported plan and Showtime account. 

Note: This offer is not compatible with the Hulu (no ads) or Live TV plans, or with any Hulu premium add-ons.

New to Hulu or SHOWTIME?

You can create a Hulu or SHOWTIME account when you activate the offer. 

Already using Hulu or SHOWTIME? 

You can connect your existing Hulu ad-supported plan or Showtime account, but you’ll need to switch your billing to Spotify to activate the offer. 

To switch your Hulu billing to Spotify, you just need to agree to the switch during sign up.

To switch your SHOWTIME billing to Spotify:

  1. Cancel your existing subscription with SHOWTIME.
  2. Wait for your subscription with SHOWTIME to expire. 
  3. Activate your access to SHOWTIME through your Spotify subscription page.


What happens if I cancel, or when my Student plan expires?

Your Spotify account will revert to Spotify Premium for $9.99 / month, and you will no longer have access to Hulu or SHOWTIME through your Spotify subscription. 

I connected the wrong account, what do I do?

If you connected to either the wrong Spotify or Hulu/SHOWTIME account, you need to cancel the subscription and resubscribe with the correct account.

My Hulu or SHOWTIME activation didn’t work.

We recommend waiting 24 hours, then reactivating. 

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.

Need help?

We verify your student status through a third-party service called SheerID. For more information, including details of the documentation you need to verify your student status, check out their student support page

We use SheerID to verify your Student status. If they’re unable to, we’re afraid you’re not eligible for the Student discount at this time.

Please check:

  • You haven’t already claimed the discount on another Spotify account. Find other accounts.
  • Your school is listed. If you didn’t see your school in the list during sign up, you're not eligible right now.
  • You haven’t exceeded the 4-year limit. The discount lasts 12 months at a time, with the option to renew a maximum of 3 times as long as you're eligible.

You can also submit for manual verification. For more info, check out SheerID’s FAQ.

No. You are entitled to only one account with the student discount at a time, and that discount lasts for 12 months even if you cancel the subscription or close the account.

If you want to apply your student discount to another account, you need to wait until 12 months have elapsed since you first signed up for it on your current account.

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 country settings.

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. 

Note: This process can take a minimum of 30 days. 

Need more help?

To manage your payments or cancel the subscription, log in to your Spotify account page. For any issues related to streaming on Spotify, check out our support site.

For any issues related to your Hulu account or service, check out the Hulu support site.

For any issues related to your SHOWTIME account or service, check out the SHOWTIME support site.

Last updated: 26 September, 2019