Apple have announced a new Apple Music membership plan designed for students, bringing the complete Apple Music experience for a price that is 50% off the full individual membership. It’s the first time Apple have offered student pricing to Apple Music – Apple’s music streaming service.
Students enrolled in qualifying universities or colleges can join Apple Music at a discounted monthly rate.
Available in a number of countries including Australia, the discounted student membership will bring the monthly price of A$11.99 down to just A$5.99 for up to a total of 48 months (4 years) – equating to a saving of A$287. The maximum time of 4 years does not need to be continuous, which is great for those who may defer their studying or choose to study for short courses every few years.
You do, however, need to be an eligible student for the offer and complete the verification process through UNiDAYS a student validation service. Apple will be “periodically” re-evaluating your status, if at any time you are no longer a student your membership will be changed to Individual membership costing A$11.99 a month.
Apple Music is available from a huge number of devices from Apple’s own iPhone, iPad, Mac range to Apple Watch, SONOS Speakers, Mac/PC and even Android.
How to sign up to Apple Music Student Membership
Getting the Apple Music Student discount is a simple process and one which is available to both new and existing users. Apple have outlined steps on their website in a number of ways.
If you’re new to Apple Music, from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch simply:
- Open the Music app.
- Tap Get 3 Months Free, then tap “Are you a college student?”
- Follow the final steps including verifying your eligibility with UNiDAYS.
If you have already signed up to Apple Music and wish to change your membership to a student membership simply:
- Open the Music App.
- Tap your
- Tap View Apple ID. You might be asked to sign in.
- Under Subscriptions, tap Manage.
- Tap your Apple Music membership and change your subscription to the Student membership.
Other Apple Student Discounts
Apple also offer discounted pricing to students on their range of Mac computers and the iPad range with the Apple Education Discount Pricing Offer. The offer allows students and teachers to access special pricing of up to A$280 off Apple Mac computers including MacBooks and A$30 off all iPad models including the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.