College kids in nearly two dozen new countries are now eligible to access Apple Music's 30 million-song library for half the normal sticker price. The student plan, which was introduced in May, has been rolled out in Canada, Japan, France and China, among other markets.
Student pricing was already available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Denmark. New territories cover all parts of the globe, including South America (Brazil), Africa (South Africa), Asia (Hong Kong), the Persian Gulf (UAE) and Europe (Sweden, home of Spotify). In all there are now roughly 32 places where students can get Apple Music for cheap.
How cheap? In the U.S. and Canada, the price is $4.99 per month instead of $9.99 per month.
Apple works with a company called UNiDAYS to help verify that students looking to snag half off are actually enrolled in school. Students are also fast-tracked to the discount if they use a school email address or sign up using campus WiFi. Students on the five (or six or seven or…) year plan take note: this deal only lasts four years following sign-up, though three years don't need to be continuous. Grad students are also eligible, but the 48-month limit appears to be set in stone.
Here are the new countries where student pricing is available:
United Arab Emirates