The best student discounts

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Student discounts are a blessing for anyone who's studying, especially given the rise cost of living in many countries. Students already often struggled to cover all of the tools they need for their education and almost inevitably incur significant debts, so any saving on tech or software essential for study is very welcome 

And you might be surprised to learn that quite a number of big tech companies do actually offer sizable student discount deals; they just don't tend to make much noise about it, and sometimes make the discounts rather hard to find. They also tend to change the terms fairly regularly, which makes it hard to keep up with just what savings are on offer.

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Adobe Creative Cloud for students: <a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1101lr4vm/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.adobe.com%2Fcreativecloud%2Fplans.html" data-link-merchant="adobe.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get 60% off CC All Apps
An all-apps subscription to Creative Cloud gives you access to over 50 apps, plus Adobe Fonts, 100GB cloud storage and more. Normally $52.99 per month, students and teachers pay just $19.99 per month for their first year (follow the link and go to the students and teachers tab).

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Apple for students: <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1519156&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fus-hed%2Fshop%2Fback-to-school&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - apple.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get select discounts plus a $150 Apple Gift Card with select Macs and iPads
Students in higher education can claim select discounts on Macs and iPads plus (up to) a $150 gift card for future Apple purchases. There's also 20% off AppleCare+. Visit our dedicated <a href="https://www.creativebloq.com/news/apple-back-to-school" data-link-merchant="creativebloq.com"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - apple.com"">Apple Back to School article for more details and Apple saving.

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Amazon Prime student discount: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8429&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fhp%2Fwlp%2Fpipeline%2Fmembersignup%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get 6 months of Amazon Prime Student free, then 50% off
Amazon Prime Student offers access to award-winning movies & TV shows, songs and ad-free custom playlists from Amazon Music, and free premium delivery on millions of items. Students can get a 6-month free trial, and then pay $6.49 per month for Amazon Prime Student. Click on the link and then 'Are you a student?'

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Apple Music student discount: <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1519156&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fen-us%2FHT205928&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - apple.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get 50% off
Get Apple Music for half-price: just $4.99 a month rather than the usual $9.99 for up to 48 months. You'll have access to 60 million songs, and you'll also get Apple TV + for a limited time.

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Hulu student discount: <a href="https://www.spotify.com/us/student/" data-link-merchant="spotify.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get Hulu and SHOWTIME for free + 50% off a Spotify Premium account
Enjoy Spotify Premium, Hulu (ad-supported), and SHOWTIME for just $4.99/month after a one-month free trial, and cancel at any time. This offer is open only to higher education students who haven't already tried Spotify Premium.

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Microsoft Office student discount: <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=24542&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Ftopic%2Fstudent-discount-for-microsoft-office-office-in-education-59d471cf-d851-a798-e9b6-68764754d496" data-link-merchant="microsoft.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get Office 365 Education for free with 1TB storage
Access the online version of Microsoft Office for free, plus 1TB of online storage. Your school may also allow students to install the full Office apps on up to five Macs or PCs for free. You just need a valid school email address to get started.

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Nike student discount: <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8150602-13773186?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.nike.com/help/a/student-discount" data-link-merchant="nike.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get 10% off at Nike.com
Save 10% before shipping charges on most items sold on Nike.com. This discount is available to eligible high school, college, and university students in the USA.

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Adobe CC for students: <a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1101lr4vm/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.adobe.com%2Fuk%2Fcreativecloud%2Fplans.html%3Fred%3Da%23" data-link-merchant="adobe.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get 65% off an All Apps subscription 
An All-Apps subscription to CC allows you to download the full range of over 50 apps on as many devices as you like. You also get Adobe Fonts Portfolio,100GB of cloud storage and other benefits. Normally £51.98, students and teachers can get a Creative Cloud subscription for just £16.24/month for the first year.

Apple student discount: Get discounts on selected Macs and iPads + a £120 gift card

Apple student discount: <a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435298/7615?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fuk-edu%2Fshop%2Fback-to-school%2F" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get discounts on selected Macs and iPads + a £120 gift card
Students in higher education can a £120 gift card and 20% off AppleCare+ as well as discounts on specific Macs and iPads.

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Amazon Prime for students: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8429&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.co.uk%2Famazonprime%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-21%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-21" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get 6 months of Amazon Prime Student free, then 50% off
Amazon Prime Student offers access to award-winning movies & TV shows, custom playlists from Amazon Music and free fast delivery on millions of items. New members can get a 6-month trial for free. After that, Prime Student costs just £3.99/month. Click on the link and then 'Are you a student?'

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Apple Music for students: <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1519156&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.apple.com%2Fen-gb%2FHT205928&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - apple.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get 50% off
Get Apple Music for half price: you'll pay just £4.99 a month rather than the usual £9.99 for up to 48 months. You'll have access to 60 million songs, and you'll also get Apple TV + for a limited time.

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Microsoft Office for students: <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=HlvbvYZP82I&mid=43674&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.microsoft.com%2Fen-sg%2Fhelp%2F4027313%2Foffice-student-discount-for-microsoft-office-office-in-education%23%3A~%3Atext%3DIf%2520you%27re%2520a%2520student%2CMacs%2520or%2520PCs%2520for%2520free." data-link-merchant="microsoft.com""re%20a%20student,Macs%20or%20PCs%20for%20free." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get Office 365 Education for free with 1TB storage
Access the online version of Microsoft Office for free, plus 1TB of online storage. Your school may also allow students to install the full Office apps on up to five Macs or PCs for free. You just need a valid school email address to get started.

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Nike student discount: <a href="https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awinmid=16327&awinaffid=103504&clickref=hawk-custom-tracking&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nike.com%2Fgb%2Fstudent-discount%2F" data-link-merchant="nike.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Get 10% off at Nike
Save 10% before delivery charges on most items sold on Nike.com. This discount is available to students available for college, sixth form and university students who can verify their status.

Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.