December has arrived, and if you’ve been looking to grab a student discount throughout the Christmas season, you’ve come to the right place.
This guide to finding the best student discounts and deals will help you get everything you need for college—including laptops, tablets, smartphones, and software—without breaking the bank.
We’ve put together the best deals we can find to make sure you can stay frugal and save your student budget. Also check out our roundup of the best technologies for college and university.
You may also want to check out our roundup of the best bank accounts for students and the best laptops for students. We have also put together a list of the best phone contracts for students.
There’s even more discounts on tech this holiday season – take a look at our picks for the best Christmas deals overall. If you also need presentation ideas, take a look at our holiday gift guide.
Best student discounts now
7. OnePlus Student Packages
currently: FREE ACCESSORIES & DISCOUNTS
Buy a OnePlus 9 series phone and get free accessories – including headphones and adapters – and get additional discounts on other mobile accessories.
8. Dell Student Store
currently: up to 20% off
Dell is offering up to 20% off Dell XPS, Alienware, and Dell gaming and peripherals.
14. Gym Group Student Membership and Deals
currently: Two gym access for £69 for 6 months
If you want to get fit at university and at home, The Gym Group offers membership in two centers (one near campus and one at home) for just £11.50 a month. New students can also get a free pass.
16. Student Deals Technical Adviser
Huge selection of student deals via Tech Advisor’s Student Beans discount site.
Where to find the best offers and discounts for students
Once you start researching, you’ll realize that there are thousands of deals designed exclusively for students elsewhere on the web. It can be very confusing, so we picked the best.
There are more tech student discounts available to browse on our Student Beans discounts page. You can search all kinds of tech student deals out there, to find whatever you’re looking for quickly and easily.
Adobe Student Deals
If your course includes any type of design, video, or photography elements, Adobe Creative Cloud is an excellent set of software to have in your arsenal. Unfortunately, this is rather expensive, which does not fit the budget of students easily. See our guide dedicated to Adobe CC.
There is, of course, the student discount, which has an amazing 73% off right now. You can get the entire package for just £13.15 a month compared to the regular price of £49.94 a month. Get Creative Cloud for Students here.
amazon prime for students
Being a student is not all about work. Sometimes you need to take a break from pouring in textbooks, a chance to relax, recharge, and watch your favorite series.
One excellent way to do this is with the Prime version of Amazon’s Student. There’s a whopping six-month free trial, after which your membership is half the price, just £39. With Prime, you get access to the Amazon Video library for unlimited streaming, but you’ll also get free next-day delivery and more.
Apple Education Store
Apple has a good student discount program available if you know where to look.
You’ll find the Education Store here, and you can read more about how to buy from the Apple Education Store on its sister site, Macworld.
Also check out the 10% Apple discount available from Student Beans if you haven’t already.
Dell Student Deals
Dell has a similar Student Store, which offers a number of discounts across its range of laptops and desktops when creating a free account. Considering the fact that Dell makes some of the best PCs on the market right now, this is a tempting proposition.
Head over to the Dell Student Store now to find out more.
Lenovo Student Deals
Like Microsoft and Apple, Lenovo has its own Student Store where it promises to save up to 5% on its range of laptops. To access the deals, you will need to create a free account on the Student Store.
Microsoft Student Deals
Microsoft has its own Student Store, which includes a decent selection of deals and discounts. On the software side, students can get Office 365 for free, which Microsoft confirms is not a trial. You need the school’s email address to claim. Office 365 includes Word, Excel, and all other Office applications. Read our complete guide to getting Microsoft Office.