The coveted 50% off discount Apple offers its student customers for their Apple Music service has just expanded to even more countries than before, The Verge reports.
The discount, which began in 2016 and had previously only been available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, will now be expanded to include 82 other countries, chief among them being Israel, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, the Philippines, and Taiwan. The company’s goal is to include “nearly all the countries where Apple Music is available” in the discount eligibility, hoping to roll out changes by the end of February. Currently, only 79 of the planned 82 locations will feature the discounted subscription rate, the last three to receive it by February 26th at the latest.
In order to qualify for the reduced price subscription, students must first register with UNiDAYS, a free program for student discounts. Registering with the service confirms that the account’s owner is an active university student. After that, you’ll automatically qualify for the discount for the next 2 years, or until UNiDAYS confirms you are no longer enrolled before then. When that happens, you’ll be forced to pay full price like everyone else.
The student pricing for Apple Music is only one of several things those in school can get for less. Apple’s iMacs and iPads are both available at a reduced price for students, as are the Mac mini and Mac Pro. Additionally, many of these products come with a free set of wireless Beats headphones, and you might find further savings by trading in your old Apple tech while you’re at it.
As with any promotions, these details can change depending on where you live. However, given the company’s newest initiative in expanding student discounts to even more countries, the playing field might be more level than ever quite soon.