Get an Apple Music Student subscription

Students enrolled in degree-granting universities and colleges1 can join Apple Music at a discounted monthly rate.

 

If you're a student at a degree-granting university or college1, you can join Apple Music for a discounted membership price2 for up to 48 months (4 years). The time does not need to be continuous.

The Apple Music Student subscription is only available in certain countries and regions. Learn more about Apple Music availability.

Learn more about Apple Music and Apple Music pricing2.

Learn what to do if you already subscribe to Apple Music.

Apple Music features might vary by country or region.

About validation

When you join Apple Music as a student, UNiDAYS, a student validation service, confirms that you're enrolled in a degree-granting university or college1.

Periodically, UNiDAYS re-validates your student status. If UNiDAYS finds that you're no longer a student or if you have a Student subscription for a full 48 months, your subscription automatically becomes an Apple Music Individual subscription.

Join Apple Music

Before you join, make sure that you have the latest software on all of your devices.

Then follow the steps to join as a new Apple Music member on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touchMac or PC; or Android phone.

You can also change to a Student subscription from an Individual one. Learn what to do if you already subscribe to Apple Music.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Music app. If you don't see a "Welcome to Apple Music" message, tap For You at the bottom of the screen.
  2. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time or previously used a trial, tap the trial offer.
    If you currently subscribe to Apple Music, tap Sign In, then change to a Student subscription.
  3. Choose College Student or University Student.
  4. Tap Verify Eligibility. A browser window opens.
  5. Enter your academic (.edu) or personal email address and search for your institution's name. UNiDAYS might use this email to keep a record of your eligibility.
    • If you already have a UNiDAYS account, tap "Already verified with UNiDAYS?" and sign in using the email address that you use with your UNiDAYS account.
    • If you're studying abroad, first tap "Studying outside of [country name]?" and change the country or region.
    • If you need help, tap UNiDAYS Support.
  6. Sign in to your institution's portal. In some countries and regions, you'll need to access the Apple Music offer while you're connected to your institution's Wi-Fi network or provide your academic email address. (Learn more about Apple Music availability.) After you sign in and are verified as a student, you'll see a message that says, "Open this page in 'Music'?" Tap Open to return to the Music app and finish the join process.
  7. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time, tap the trial offer. Otherwise, tap Start Student Membership. 
  8. If prompted, authenticate your Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, click Create Account.
  9. You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed the full monthly price until after the trial ends. Add a valid payment method and tap Join.
  10. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  11. Choose genres and artists that you like. You can also see what your friends are listening to and get notifications when artists release new music.

On your Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. In the upper-left corner, select  Music, then, click For You at the top of the iTunes window.
  3. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time or previously used a trial, click the trial offer.
    If you already subscribe to Apple Music, click Sign In, then change to a Student subscription.
  4. Click Get Started, then choose College Student or University Student.
  5. Click Verify Eligibility. A browser window opens.
  6. Enter your academic (.edu) or personal email address and search for your institution's name. UNiDAYS might use this email to keep a record of your eligibility.
    • If you already have a UNiDAYS account, click "Already verified with UNiDAYS?" and sign in using the email address that you use with your UNiDAYS account.
    • If you're studying abroad, first click "Studying outside of [country name]?" and change the country or region.
    • If you need help, click UNiDAYS Support.
  7. Sign in to your institution's portal. In some countries and regions, you'll need to access the Apple Music offer while you're connected to your institution's Wi-Fi network or provide your academic email address. (Learn more about Apple Music availability.) After you sign in and are verified as a student, you're redirected back to iTunes to finish the join process. 
  8. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time, click the trial offer to start your Student Membership. Otherwise, click Start Student Membership. 
  9. If prompted, authenticate your Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, click Create Account.
  10. You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed the full monthly price until after the trial ends. Add a valid payment method and click Join.
  11. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  12. Choose genres and artists that you like. You can also see what your friends are listening to and get notifications when artists release new music.

On your Android phone

  1. Download the Apple Music app from Google Play.
  2. Open the Apple Music app. If you don't see a "Welcome to Apple Music" message, tap For You at the bottom of the screen.
  3. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time or previously used a trial, tap the trial offer.
    If you already subscribe to Apple Music, tap Sign In, then change to a Student subscription.
  4. Tap "Are you a college student?" or "Are you a university student?"
  5. Tap Verify Eligibility. A browser window opens.
  6. Enter your academic (.edu) or personal email address and search for your institution's name. UNiDAYS might use this email to keep a record of your eligibility.
    • If you already have a UNiDAYS account, tap "Already verified with UNiDAYS?" and sign in using the email address that you use with your UNiDAYS account.
    • If you're studying abroad, first tap "Studying outside of [country name]?" and change the country or region.
    • If you need help, tap UNiDAYS Support.
  7. Sign in to your institution's portal. In some countries and regions, you'll need to access the Apple Music offer while you're connected to your institution's Wi-Fi network or provide your academic email address. (Learn more about Apple Music availability.)
  8. After you sign in and are verified as a student, you'll be redirected from your web browser to the Google Play Store. Close the Google Play Store and open the Apple Music app.
  9. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time, tap the trial offer. Otherwise, tap Start Student Membership. 
  10. If prompted, enter your UNiDAYS login information. You might also need to enter the Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store.
  11. You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed the full monthly price until after the trial ends. Add a valid payment method and tap Join.
  12. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  13. Choose genres and artists that you like. You can also see what your friends are listening to and get notifications when artists release new music.

If you already subscribe to Apple Music

If you have an Individual subscription to Apple Music, you can change to a Student subscription in the Music app or in iTunes on a computer. You can also change on an Android phone.

If you already subscribe to Apple Music, your Student subscription won't take effect until your current billing cycle comes to an end. You won't be billed at the Student price until your date of renewal.

If you see a message that says "This device is linked to another Apple ID," learn how to disassociate your device.

You can also change the email address that you use as your Apple ID.

If you're a part of a Family subscription

If you're already part of an Apple Music Family subscription, you probably don’t need a Student subscription. 

If you're in a Family Sharing group, and you change to a Student subscription, your family organizer will be billed both for your Student and the Family subscription. 

If you're the organizer of a Family Sharing group, and you change to a Student subscription, the rest of your group will lose access to Apple Music. The next time they sign in to Apple Music, each family member will see an option to join as an individual. If you remain the family organizer, you'll continue to be billed for your Family Sharing group's iTunes purchases, including subscriptions.

Learn how to manage Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV, or on an Android phone.

Verify your eligibility

Near the end of each year that you have an Apple Music Student subscription, you'll be asked to verify your student status. The steps are slightly different depending on if you're using an iOS device or an Android phone.

On an iOS device

During the verification period, you might see a message in the Music app that asks you to verify your status. To verify your status:

  1. Tap Verify Eligibility.
  2. Tap "Go to Website."
  3. Sign in to your institution's portal.

After you sign in to your institution’s portal, you’ll be directed back to Apple Music and see a confirmation screen.

You can also verify your student status at any time through Settings on your iOS device:

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store.
  2. Tap your Apple ID, then tap View Apple ID. You might need to authenticate your Apple ID.
  3. Tap Subscriptions. If you have more than one subscription, tap Apple Music Membership.
  4. Tap "Verify your student status." You'll be redirected to a website at which you'll confirm your student status with UNiDAYS, a student verification service. 
  5. Follow the prompts to verify your eligibility. If the verification is successful, you'll automatically return to Apple Music and continue your Apple Music Student subscription.

If you're no longer a student or if you complete 48 months of a Student subscription, your subscription automatically becomes an Apple Music Individual subscription. If you're prompted to verify your student status after launching Apple Music, but you are no longer a student or have completed 48 months of a subscription, tap I'm No Longer A Student. You won't be asked to verify again.

Learn more

Get help with your UNiDAYS account

If you need help with your UNiDAYS account, contact UNiDAYS Support.

 

1 To qualify for an Apple Music Student Membership, you must be a student studying a bachelor degree, post-graduate degree, or equivalent Higher Education course at a University, College (US only) or Post-Secondary School (Canada only). Junior, technical colleges, and special courses are also eligible in Japan.

2 Pricing varies by country or region.

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