Get an Apple Music Student Membership

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

 

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

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

Learn more about Apple Music and Apple Music membership and pricing**.

Learn what to do if you're already a member of Apple Music.

Apple Music features might vary by country or region.

About validation

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

Periodically, UNiDAYS re-validates your student status. If UNiDAYS finds that you're no longer a student or if you reach 48 months of Student Membership, your membership automatically becomes an Apple Music Individual Membership.

Join Apple Music

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

  • Update the iOS your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Get the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  • Update your Android phone to Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or later.

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 membership from an Individual membership. Learn what to do if you're already a member of Apple Music.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Music app. If you don't see an Apple Music screen, tap For You at the bottom of the screen.
  2. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time, tap Start Free Trial.
    If you previously used the three free months, tap Get 3 Months Free.
    If you're an active member of Apple Music, tap Sign In, then change to a Student Membership.
  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 may 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 into 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 Student Membership 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 Get 3 Months Free to start your Student Membership.
    If you've already used three free months of Apple Music, tap Start Student Membership. 
  8. If prompted, enter the Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store. You can also use Touch ID to sign in.
    You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed until after the three-month free trial ends. Add a valid payment method and tap Join. You can use the same methods of payment for your Student Membership as a regular Apple Music member.
  9. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  10. Choose genres and artists that you like.

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, click Start Free Trial.
    If you previously used the three free months, click Get 3 Months Free.
    If you're an active member of Apple Music, click Sign In, then change to a Student Membership.
  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 may 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 into 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 Student Membership 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 Get 3 Months Free to start your Student Membership.
    If you've already used three free months of Apple Music, click Start Student Membership. 
  9. If prompted, enter the Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store. 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 until after the three-month free 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.

On your Android phone

  1. Download the Apple Music app from Google Play.
  2. Open the Apple Music app. If you don't see an Apple Music screen, tap For You at the bottom of the screen.
  3. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time, tap Start Free Trial.
    If you previously used the three free months, tap Get 3 Months Free.
    If you're an active member of Apple Music, tap Sign In, then change to a Student Membership.
  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 may 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 into 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 Student Membership availability.) After you sign in and are verified as a student, you'll see a message that asks you to open an app. Choose "Open with Apple Music" to return to the app and finish the join process.
  8. If you're joining Apple Music for the first time, tap Get 3 Months Free to start your Student Membership.
    If you've already used three free months of Apple Music, tap Start Student Membership. 
  9. If prompted, enter the Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store.
  10. You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed until after the three-month free trial ends. Add a valid payment method and tap Join. You can use the same methods of payment for your Student Membership as a regular Apple Music member.
  11. If prompted, agree to the terms and conditions.
  12. Choose genres and artists that you like.

If you're already an Apple Music member

If you have an Individual Membership to Apple Music, you can change to a Student Membership in the Music app or in iTunes on a computer. Learn how to manage your Apple Music membership on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, or on an Android phone.

If you’re an existing member of Apple Music, your Student Membership won’t take effect until your current billing cycle comes to an end. You won't be billed at the Student Membership price until your membership 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 membership

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

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

If you’re the organizer of a Family Sharing group, and you change to a Student Membership, 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 member. If you remain the family organizer, you'll continue to be billed for your Family Sharing group's iTunes purchases, including memberships and subscriptions.

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

Get help with UNiDAYS verification

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

 

*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). Institutions offering compulsory and further education courses are not eligible at this time.

**Pricing varies by country or region.

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