Apple Music’s limited-time promotion gives eligible students six months of free music

If you’re a qualifying student who happens to live in the United States or one of the countries where Apple’s new time-limited promotion is available—and you are not currently subscribed to Apple Music—you can now get double the standard three months of free Apple Music.

You qualify for the offer if you study a bachelor’s degree, post-graduate degree or equivalent Higher Education course at a university, college (US) or post-secondary school (Canada).

Junior, technical colleges and special courses are also eligible in Japan, Apple explains. In the UK, university students are eligible for the offer, as per the offer terms. According to The 8-Bit, the exact promotion requirements vary somewhat from one country to another.

A screenshot of the Music app for the Mac showing a splash screen advertising Apple Music's time-limited promotion for students

The offer is only available to new subscribers and valid up to April 30, 2021.

Am I eligible for this offer?

The Apple Music student subscription is only available in certain countries and regions. The Cupertino giant says the promotion is open to eligible users in the following countries:

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Canada and the United States.

After your six-month free trial has expired, you can subscribe to the ‌Apple Music‌ plan for students for $4.99 per month. To verify whether this Apple Music promotion is available where you live, visit to verify your eligiblity.

Apple explains in a support document on its website that eligibility verification is being conducted by UNiDAYS. “You’ll be taken to the UNiDAYS website where you’ll need to follow the onscreen prompts to verify your enrollment,” the document reads. “After UNiDAYS verifies that you’re a student, you’ll be redirected back to the Apple Music app or iTunes.”