How to Get a Student Discount for YouTube Premium

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YouTube is the ideal platform to create and watch audio, text, and video content. As one of the most influential social media platforms, it is not only for entertainment and fun but also a good platform to learn something new or comprehend a subject.  

In general, YouTube content has commercial ads that can interrupt anyone using it for any purpose such as entertainment and learning. YouTube Premium is an ideal option to watch or listen to YouTube content without any commercial advertisements. YouTube Premium is available with several options like YouTube Music, YouTube Kids, and YouTube Premium Student. Learn here how you can get a student discount for YouTube Premium.    

Eligibility to Get a Student Discount for YouTube Premium 

YouTube has to follow rules & regulations of a respective country or geographical region to offer its premium membership plan. In the USA, it costs around $7 per month after a free trial. For European countries, students can have to pay around 12 Euros. In India, there is no free trial for students and a YouTube Premium Student plan can cost INR 80. As a student, you can try a Free Trial for a month with a new log in.  

To avail a student discount for YouTube Premium membership, you need to enroll yourself into a higher educational institute. Before you enroll in a college/university, find out whether the institute offers YouTube student membership or not. Further, you need to check whether the educational institute has SheerID approval or not as the SheerID program is the basic eligibility to get YouTube Premium Student membership.    

To check whether a college/university has YouTube student plans or not, you need to:

  • Open the YouTube app on your mobile device or the respective website on your PC. 
  • Find the Student landing page under YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium. 
  • Choose Try it Free. 
  • Enter or type the name of your institute on the SheerID form. Select the ideal student plan from the displayed options if your institute name appears there. 
  • Verify yourself as a student on the SheerID by entering your roll no. or ID. you can contact at [email protected] if you face any issue. 

You can take advantage of YouTube Premium Student Membership plan for four years if you meet the eligibility criteria in your country/state. Each year, you may need to re-verify your eligibility.   

Steps to Get Student Discount for YouTube Premium

  • Browse on your mobile or computer web browser. 
  • Choose Try It Free 
  • Verify yourself as a student by entering your institute’s name and roll number on SheerID. 
  • Complete the Sign-up process when you are redirected to YouTube. In the verification and sign-up process, you may need to upload a few documents and wait for manual reviews and get email notifications as the verification process ends. It can take half an hour to 48 hours based on your geographical regions/locality. Further, follow the instructions that appear on your device screen. The instructions could relate to log in to Google account, tapping on profile picture, and paid membership. 
  • Choose the payment option you want to utilize or add a new option. 

Tap on the Buy option to complete the process of YouTube Premium Student Membership. 

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