Does Chess.com have a student discount?
We're happy to offer a 50% off any Premium membership plan (Gold, Platinum, or Diamond) to our college, university, and high school students on Chess.com! If enrolled at an accredited school, you are eligible for this discount after verifying with our partner, UNiDAYS.
Student discounts are not available in all countries. In India, the student discount is 25%. Student discounts can only be redeemed on the web.
Sign up for our student discounts here.
Who is eligible for a student discount?
To be eligible for a student discount, you must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled in an accredited university, college, or high school.
- Have an official student email address, a digital copy of your school ID card, or access to your school’s education portal.
- Must be at least 16 years old.
How do I sign up for a discount?
Click here to go to our Student Discount page. Then simply follow the sign-up directions. Note: you will need a Chess.com account and a UNiDAYS account to get the student discount. If you don’t have them, you will be directed to create one or both. But don’t worry, the whole process is quick and easy!
In which countries are student discounts available?
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
I am a student with an existing Premium membership. Can I still get the student discount?
Yes! Existing Premium members who are students can claim their discount by contacting our member support team here.
How long will my discount last?
Your discount will last for the entirety of your Premium membership (even if you are no longer a student). However, if you deactivate your Premium membership and want to upgrade later with a student discount, you must re-verify your student status through UNiDAYS.
Who is UNiDAYS?
UNiDAYS is a company we have partnered with that specializes in verifying student status.
I encountered a problem trying to verify my student enrollment with UNiDAYS — what can I do?
Please get in touch with the UNiDAYS support team here.
Can I have more than one Chess.com account tied to my UNiDAYS account?
No. Only one Chess.com account can be linked to a UNiDAYS account.
Can I apply a student discount to a gift Premium membership?
No. Student discounts cannot be applied to gift Premium memberships.
Sign up for our student discounts here!