Get a YouTube student membership

You may be eligible for a discounted YouTube paid membership if you are a student. Learn about who qualifies for a student membership and how to sign up.

YouTube Student Membership Eligibility

In order to sign up for you a YouTube student membership you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a United States Title IV accredited college or university. Student plan memberships are not currently offered in any other location.
  • Be verified as a student by SheerID.
If you meet all the eligibility requirements for a membership, you will be eligible for up to four years of student membership. You will be required to re-verify your eligibility every year.
If you currently have an active subscription to a YouTube paid membership and would like to switch to a discounted student membership, you will need to first cancel your existing subscription before being able to sign up for a YouTube student membership.

Student Membership Options

We offer several options for amplifying your YouTube experience. You can sign up for either a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium membership as a student - you’ll get all the same benefits at a discounted rate. Learn about our paid membership options to decide which one is right for you.

Start a paid student membership

YouTube Premium

Become a YouTube Premium member to access benefits on YouTube, YouTube Music, YouTube Gaming, and YouTube Kids.
  1. Visit youtube.com/premium on your computer or mobile web browser.
  2. Select Save money with a family or student plan.
  3. Under the Student section, select Get student plan.
  4. Follow the steps to complete verification with SheerID. If SheerID is able to verify your eligibility, you will be redirected to YouTube to continue the signup process.
    • If you are not immediately verified, you will be asked to upload additional documentation to verify your eligibility. These documents will be manually reviewed and you will receive an email notifying you of your eligibility status within 20 minutes.
    • If your eligibility is confirmed through the additional verification step, you’ll need to log back into your account. Navigate to your profile by tapping on your profile picture, select Paid memberships, and then you’ll see a notification prompting you to finish signup using the steps below.
  5. Select the payment method you wish to use or add a new payment method.
  6. Click Buy to complete the transaction.

Visit youtube.com/paid_memberships at any time to view details about your membership, including the date and amount of your next payment.

YouTube Music Premium

Become a YouTube Music Premium member to enjoy millions of songs and music videos without ads, download your favorite songs and videos for offline listening, and more.
  1. Visit youtube.com/musicpremium on your computer or mobile web browser.
  2. Select Save money with a family or student plan.
  3. Under the Student section, select Get student plan.
  4. Follow the steps to complete verification with SheerID. If SheerID is able to verify your eligibility, you will be redirected to YouTube to continue the signup process.
    • If you are not immediately verified, you will be asked to upload additional documentation to verify your eligibility. These documents will be manually reviewed and you will receive an email notifying you of your eligibility status within 20 minutes.
    • If your eligibility is confirmed through the additional verification step, you’ll need to log back into your account. Navigate to your profile by tapping on your profile picture, select Paid memberships, and then you’ll see a notification prompting you to finish signup using the steps below.
  5. Select the payment method you wish to use or add a new payment method.
  6. Click Buy to complete the transaction.

Visit youtube.com/paid_memberships at any time to view details about your membership, including the date and amount of your next payment.

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