7 best deals on the internet for int’l students in 2022

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Whether you are looking to save a couple of bucks when shopping or are for some nifty student subscription plans for study or pleasure, here are our top recommendations. Source: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP

As an international student, studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. Still, it can be tough to enjoy these moments while figuring out how to stretch your tight student budget. Lucky for you, we have searched the web for some of the best deals on the internet to ease your financial stress.

Whether you are looking to save a couple of bucks when shopping or for some nifty student subscription plans for study or pleasure, here are our top recommendations:

7 best deals on the internet for students

1. Amazon Prime Student

Want to enjoy to perks of Amazon Prime as a student? You can with Amazon Prime Student. Some benefits include free same-day delivery, two-hour grocery delivery, access to Prime Video and Amazon Music Prime, among others.

The best part? This student membership allows you to access Amazon Prime for free as a student for six months. After that, it costs half the price of Prime (e.g. 3.99 pounds if you’re in the UK or 7.49 US dollars per month if you’re in the US).

2. Apple’s Back To School campaign

The tech giant does offer discounts for students and educators from time to time. For example, their “Back to School” campaign in India allows current and new students, teachers and university staff to enjoy great deals on a line of Apple products.

If you are on a tight budget, consider Apple’s refurbished products programme. These refurbished devices are fitted with genuine Apple replacement parts that have been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. They are backed by a one-year warranty and cost less than a brand new Apple product.

3. Microsoft’s Back To School campaign

Microsoft also provides discounts for students and educators. Depending on your country of location, they provide 10% discounts to K-12 and higher education students, faculty, and parents when purchasing certain products, including select Surface devices such as the Surface Go 3 and Surface Laptop 4.

Once you have your valid school email address, you can apply to access Office 365 Education for free. The package comes with a line of Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, One Drive and Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools, as stated on Microsoft’s website.

4. Spotify Premium (Student Plan)

Fourth on our list of best deals on the internet for students is Spotify. We know how important it is for you to curate the ideal playlist to “get in the zone”, whether for studying or working. Spotify offers a premium plan for students if you want to enjoy access to a vast catalogue of music, podcasts and audiobooks

Plans will vary depending on where you are currently located or are studying, but here are prices for the following countries:

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Softwares such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Lightroom are essential for digital art and design students to run wild with their creative imagination. Source: Luca Sola/AFP

5. Adobe

Are you a digital art or design student? Chances are, you would have heard of the Adobe Creative Cloud — a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography and more. 

The great news is that Adobe has an education pricing for college students that costs  US$19.99 per month for the first year, and US$29.99 per month after that. If you’re not ready to commit, you can try their seven-day free trial first.

Get details about eligibility requirements here.

6. Headspace Student Plan

As one of the more popular mindfulness and meditation apps on the market, Headspace is a helpful app for students looking to learn to stress less, focus more and be happier. The Headspace Student Plan costs US$10 per year.

Some benefits of subscribing to the app include access to a large selection of meditation lessons and routines to follow, SleepCasts (a collection of soothing voices reading bedtime stories to help you sleep well), and mindful workout routines.

7. Notion Personal Pro Plan

Last on our list of best deals on the internet for students is Notion. Notion is an all-in-one workspace that is ideal for students and teachers who are looking to optimise the learning process. It is a project management and note-taking software. 

The Personal Pro Plan will allow users to use unlimited pages and blocks. Users can also access previous versions of Notion pages from the past 30 days; there is no limit on the number of files you can upload on Notion.

Its website notes that you are eligible for free access to the Personal Pro Plan if you are a student at an accredited college or university with a valid school email address. Student IDs and other documentation will not be accepted for verification. K-12 students are also not eligible for the Pro Plan, but they can use the Personal Plan with unlimited storage for free.