What is Amazon Prime Student and what are its key benefits?

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Are you heading off to university? If the answer is yes, we have good news for you. Amazon is offering its Prime subscription platform free for all students for six months. This means all prospective students can avoid paying the £39 annual charge for the service, or the £3.99 a month fee, by signing up for the 6-month free trial.

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What is Amazon Prime Student?

Prime Student is a membership programme created especially for higher education students studying in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

A 6-month trial of Amazon Prime delivery benefits such as unlimited 1-day home delivery, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Wardrobe, 10% of textbooks, 20% off AmazonBasics Products and Prime Photos is available to customers who satisfy the conditions set out in the Prime Student Terms & Conditions.

Once the account has been set up, discounts and promotions will be emailed to the user’s Amazon.co.uk e-mail account or made available on the Prime Student membership page.

After your 6-month trial, your Prime Student trial will automatically convert to either a £39 per year or £3.99 per month Amazon Prime membership, and you’ll gain access to additional benefits including Kindle First.

After you graduate, or at the end of your fourth year of Prime Student membership, whichever comes first, your Prime Student membership will end and your Amazon Prime membership will automatically renew on its anniversary date into a full paid membership for Amazon Prime at the regular rate.

Unless, of course, you manage your account and cancel the free trial before the six-month period ends.

Who can join Prime Student?

To reap the benefits of Amazon Prime, you must have an Amazon.co.uk account, be aged 18 years or older, be a student enrolled in a higher education institution geographically located in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland and be able to provide proof of enrolment upon request.

You will also need a valid academic email address that contains the domain suffix .ac.uk if you’re a student in the UK, or .edu.ie if you’re a student in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up for Amazon Prime as a student?

  1. Go to Prime Student sign-up page.
  2. When you sign up, Amazon will ask you to provide the following:
    • Your institution email address (ends in ac.uk)
    • Expected graduation date
    • Academic level
    • Course subject
    • Payment details (although you won’t be charged until after the six-month period)
  3. After you submit your sign-up form, Amazon will send you the verification link in the email. Click the link to confirm your email address and complete the sign-up process.
  4. Enjoy the benefits of Prime Student for six months completely free of charge!

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What are the key benefits of Amazon Prime Student?

  • Six-month free trial.
  • Unlimited one-day home delivery and Prime access for faster shipping.
  • Discounts on textbooks and other AmazonBasic products.
  • Access to Prime Video for unlimited films and TV shows and Prime Music for streaming your favourite songs.
  • Access to Prime Photo for unlimited photo storage.
  • Access to books and magazines for unlimited reading on any device.

Things to watch out for

  • The charge that will hit your bank account if you do not cancel the membership before the six-month period ends.
  • Impulsively spending money when you don’t need to, even if the delivery is free or if the product has a discount.

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