To qualify for a student discount, you must be at least 13 years of age and enrolled in one of the following:
• University or college — accredited public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study*
• Primary or secondary school — accredited public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction*
• Homeschool — defined by state homeschooling regulations
How do I purchase?
The best way to purchase is by using the links below;
At checkout, you’ll need to provide the name of your school and indicate whether you are a student, educator, or administrator.
What is proof of eligibility?
Use a school-issued email address: If you provide a school-issued email address during purchase you are instantly verified. (A school email address may include .edu, .k12, or other email domains sponsored by educational institutions.) If you do not have a school-issued email address or your email address cannot be verified, additional proof of eligibility may be requested after purchase.
Students and educators at accredited schools
Proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, institution name, and current date. Types of proof of enrollment include:
• School ID card
• Report card
• Tuition bill or statement
Proof of eligibility may include:
• Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool
• Current membership ID to a homeschool association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)
• Dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year
Contact Adobe at 0800 028 0148 if you are unclear about whether you qualify.
* Accredited schools are those that are approved by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the U.S., such associations include:Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.
† Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.
Who is eligible for Office 365 University?
Office 365 University is available to full- and part-time enrolled students, faculty, and staff of qualified, accredited higher education institutions. Alumni of these institutions are ineligible. Qualified, accredited higher education institutions include Universities, Polytechnic schools, and Institutes of Technology, as well as other tertiary-level institutions, such as colleges and vocational schools that award academic degrees or professional certifications. Restrictions may vary by country.
Academic Status Verification
For academic status verification ‘school’ is defined to include ‘schools, universities, colleges, technical/STEM schools, and other academic schools’ throughout the verification process.
What are the steps for student verification?
There are just four easy steps. If you’re not signed in to your Microsoft account, the site will first direct you to the Microsoft account sign-in page. Next you’ll visit the Academic Verification page where you’ll take the following steps:
1. I have a school email account:
If you have a school issued email account (for example, email@example.com) you can use this option to verify your academic status. The general steps to get verified through this option are:
a) Enter your school issued email address
b) Confirm the same email address
c) Click “Verify” button
d) You will receive an email with a verification link. Click on the link in the email to get verified.
2. I have a school account:
If you have personal credentials to sign in to your school’s internal sites, you may be able to verify your academic status by logging into your school’s access page. To get started, search for your school below and click “Continue”.
3. I have an International Student Identity Card:
If you have an ISIC card then use this option to get verified. Enter your complete ISIC number and click “Verify”.
4. I was issued a verification code:
If you have 25 digit verification code, which is different from the product key, then select this option. Enter your verification code in the series of text boxes and click “Verify”.
5. I can supply documentation:
If you cannot use any of the above methods then try this option. After selecting this option follow the form on the page. Upload one of the approved, and acceptable documents through the form and click on “Submit” button. You will receive an email with the academic status decision in 3 to 5 business days. You may also want to go through “How do I verify my academic status by providing documentation?” to learn more about this option.