YouTube Music, Premium Student Membership: What Is It, How To Avail The Discount

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YouTube Student Membership details for a discount on YouTube Music, YouTUbe Premium. We discuss everything you want to know about YouTube student membership.

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YouTube offers student membership plans for those interested in purchasing paid subscriptions of YouTube Music and YouTube Premium services. For those who don't know, YouTube student membership plans make these paid YouTube services accessible to students at discounted rates. The purpose is simple: YouTube wants to attract youngsters to its premium services. YouTube announced its student membership plans last year. Here we discuss everything you need to know about YouTube student membership:

How to check if you are eligible for YouTube Student Membership

According to Google, the student eligibility is determined by SheerID. Once your account is SheerID verified, you can check what student plans are available for you to purchase. Enter your institution details on the SheerID form. First things first, you need to be verified as a student by SheerID. You can start the process by sending an email to SheerID at customerservice@sheerid.com. Google says if you meet all the eligibility requirements for a membership, you will be eligible for up to four years of student membership. However, you will be required to re-verify your eligibility every year.

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How to avail YouTube Student Membership benefits

Once you have a valid student membership, you can avail discounts at the time of subscribing to either YouTube Music or YouTube Premium or both. If you already have a standard YouTube Music or YouTube Premium subscription, you will have to cancel that before you can avail student membership benefits.

Step 1: Visit youtube.com/musicpremium/student on your computer or mobile web browser and select 'Try it free.'

Step 2: Follow on-screen instructions to complete verification with SheerID.

Step 3: Once SheerID determines your eligibility, you will be redirected to YouTube sign-up process.

Step 4: Select the payment method or add a new payment method. Click 'Buy' to complete the transaction.

A similar process is applicable while subscribing to YouTube Premium. All you need to do is go to youtube.com/premium/student instead.

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Availability of YouTube student membership

Initially, YouTube student membership plans were available to select colleges and universities in the US. Now, YouTube has expanded discounted student pricing for premium services in more markets.

YouTube student membership plans are available in the following markets:

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Bahrain
  4. Belgium
  5. Bolivia
  6. Brazil
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Canada
  9. Chile
  10. Colombia
  11. Costa Rica
  12. Cyprus
  13. Czechia
  14. Denmark
  15. Dominican Republic
  16. Ecuador
  17. El Salvador
  18. Finland
  19. France
  20. Germany
  21. Greece
  22. Guatemala
  23. Honduras
  24. Hong Kong
  25. Hungary
  26. India
  27. Indonesia
  28. Ireland
  29. Italy
  30. Japan
  31. Kuwait
  32. Lebanon
  33. Luxembourg
  34. Malaysia
  35. Malta
  36. Mexico
  37. The Netherlands
  38. New Zealand
  39. Nicaragua
  40. North Macedonia
  41. Norway
  42. Oman
  43. Panama
  44. Paraguay
  45. Peru
  46. The Philippines
  47. Portugal
  48. Qatar
  49. Romania
  50. Russia
  51. Saudi Arabia
  52. Singapore
  53. Slovakia
  54. South Africa
  55. Spain
  56. Sweden
  57. Switzerland
  58. Taiwan
  59. Thailand
  60. Turkey
  61. Ukraine
  62. United Arab Emirates
  63. United Kingdom
  64. United States
  65. Uruguay
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