How to Get An Apple Music Student Discount

Stream all the music you want at a student price

Apple Music is a subscription service that allows you to stream over 50 million songs, including songs from your own personal iTunes library. If attend a qualifying school, you can save big with an Apple Music student discount and have all-you-can-eat access to streaming on campus.

There are two ways to obtain the discount; you can sign up for it through iTunes or through Unidays. All your options are explained below.

Apple Music is compatible with Apple and Windows computers, and it also works with both iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Who Is Eligible For The Apple Music Student Discount?

Apple uses the third-party Unidays service to verify your enrollment at a qualified school. Once you've been verified through Unidays, you are qualified to receive the Apple Music student discount.

Here are the basic requirements to qualify:

  • Enrolled at a qualifying university or college
  • Currently studying for a bachelor degree or post-graduate degree

Additional Apple Music discounts are sometimes available directly through Unidays. Continue reading to find out how to take advantage and save even more money.

What Do You Get With The Apple Music Student Discount?

The Apple Music student discount provides you with all of the same benefits of an individual Apple Music subscription at about half the price. You get access to stream over 50 million songs, including songs from your personal iTunes library, access across all your devices, offline listening, and more.

The Apple Music student discount is only available for four years. The years don't have to be consecutive, but once you have used up four years of discounted student pricing, your account will be converted to an individual Apple Music subscription at the normal price.

How To Get The Apple Music Student Discount Through iTunes

You can sign up for an Apple Music student plan or convert an existing Apple Music plan to the student discount version at any time. The general process is similar whether you sign up through iTunes on your computer or the Apple Music app on your iOS or Android device, although the specific steps might differ.

Here's how to get the Apple Music student discount through iTunes:

  1. Open iTunes.

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  2. In the upper left corner, click or tap Music, then click For You in the center menu bar.

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  3. If prompted, click or tap Continue, then click or tap the trial offer.

    A screenshot of iTunes.

    If you already have an individual Apple Music account, don't sign up for a new trial. Instead, sign in as usual and then change your account to a student subscription.

  4. If prompted, click or tap Get Started, then select College Student or University Student, and tap or click Verify Eligibility.

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  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to verify your enrollment. If you have a .edu email from your school, enter it. Otherwise, enter your personal email address and select your school.

    A screenshot of the Apple Music Unidays verification.

    If you've already used Unidays in the past, provide the requested information until presented with the option to click or tap "Already verified with Unidays?" and sign in with your Unidays account to speed up the process.

  6. Sign into your school's portal. After you successfully sign in and verify, you'll be sent back to iTunes to finish signing up.

    In some cases, you'll have to be connected to your school's Wi-Fi and also use a .edu email address to successfully access the Apple Music student discount.

  7. In iTunes, click or tap the trial offer to start your Apple Music student subscription. Otherwise, click or tap Start Student Membership.

  8. If prompted, verify your Apple ID, billing info, and accept the terms and conditions. You'll then be able to access your new Apple Music account.

Who Is Eligible For The Apple Music Student Discount Through Unidays?

Apple uses Unidays to verify student subscriptions to Apple Music, but Unidays itself sometimes has additional deals. To take advantage of these additional discounts, you need to sign up for a Unidays account.

This process is similar to verifying through Unidays during the Apple Music sign up process, but there is an additional age requirement to use the site.

To use Unidays, you must be:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Currently enrolled at a college or university
  • Able to access to either a .edu email issued by your school, or a credit card style student ID from your school

Unidays doesn't let parents sign up for their children. Students have to sign up for the service on their own, and they have to meed the age and enrollment requirements to do so. That means you can't take advantage of Unidays discounts if you're under 16, even if you're enrolled at a qualifying school.

What Does The Unidays Apple Music Student Discount Get You?

The specific Apple Music student discounts that are available through Unidays differ from time to time. As an example, you may be able to receive three free months of Apple Music before you start paying the regular student price.

To see exactly what discounts are available, you have to sign up for the service and check the Apple Music portal on the Unidays site.

After you sign up for Unidays and verify your enrollment, you can view current offers for Apple Music and a large number of other services and retailers. The Unidays site provides you with the option to generate one-time-use coupon codes, which can be entered during the sign up process for a service like Apple Music, or the checkout process at online stores.

How To Sign Up for Unidays To Get An Apple Music Student Discount

The Unidays signup process isn't difficult, but it does require you to verify your enrollment at a qualifying school. Once you've successfully set up and verified your Unidays account, you can use it to generate coupon codes.

Here's how to get yourself set up with Unidays:

  1. Navigate to the Unidays website and click or tap the (three vertical lines) icon in the upper left corner.

    A screenshot of the My Unidays site.
  2. Click or tap Join now.

    A screenshot of the Unidays main menu.
  3. Enter your email address, select a password, and click or tap Join now.

    A screenshot of the Unidays sign up page.
  4. Enter your school information, and click or tap Continue.

    A screenshot of the Unidays student verification page.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your verification process. If you aren't able to verify automatically, or your school isn't listed, contact Unidays for the procedure to verify manually.

How To Get Your Unidays Apple Music Student Discount

Once you've signed up for a Unidays account, and verified your enrollment, you're ready to check for Apple Music discounts. This is a fairly straightforward process that involves visiting the Apple Music portal on the Unidays site, and generating a coupon code if one is available.

Here's a basic outline of how the process works:

  1. Navigate to the Unidays Apple Music portal, and click Get Now.

    A screenshot of the Unidays Apple Music portal.
  2. When presented with an offer, click or tap Redeem Code.

  3. Copy the student discount code, and click or tap Launch Website.

  4. Follow the instructions and sign up for an Apple Music subscription with your Unidays student discount or free trial period applied.