JetBrains Student Program: How to Renew & Graduation Discount

Mikhail Vink

It’s been a bit more than a year since we first launched our free Student License Program, and today we are really pleased that more than 230,000 students worldwide have made the choice to use JetBrains tools for educational purposes.

JetBrains Student Program

All licenses provided as part of the Student License Program are valid for one year. As the full year has already passed for thousands of the first program applicants, we’d like to update you on the Student License renewal process.

As long as you’re a student or teacher, you’re welcome to keep taking advantage of the Student License Program and renew your Student License for the next year, free. Watch for an email reminder from us sent out one week before your license expires and click the enclosed link to renew. Alternatively, use the dedicated link in your JetBrains account.

In other exciting news, when you graduate from an educational institution (and thus no longer eligible to renew your Student License), we would like to offer our congratulations and give you a 25% Graduation discount compliments of JetBrains!

The Graduation discount can be used toward the purchase of a new personal subscription for any single JetBrains product or for the All Products pack. The discount is available to all former Student License Program users and should be redeemed within 1 year of the Student License expiration date. Use your JetBrains account to purchase the license, and the discount will be applied automatically.

Please note that the Graduation discount cannot be combined with a Student License renewal and is valid for 1 year subscriptions. However, should you renew your Student License, a similar Graduation offer will be available to you the next year around.

If you have graduated or will graduate within the first year of the Student License program, you’re also eligible for this discount, even if your email reminder was missing information about this. The discount is already active in your account, and we’ll notify all users with expired Student Licenses within a few days.

Please share this news about the Student License Program as we believe there are many more students over there who can benefit from this opportunity.

If for some reason you’re still unable to apply for the Student License Program, encourage your university or college to get a Classroom License for you and your classmates.

Visit for more information and FAQs.

Have questions? Post a comment below.

Learn and develop with pleasure!
The JetBrains Team

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96 Responses to JetBrains Student Program: How to Renew & Graduation Discount

  1. George says:

    December 16, 2015

    Hi, I have a student license until May 2016 (on my student email). However, I’ve not really used any of the full applications (for educational purposes) because I’m working full time as a developer the past 1,5 year, so I’m using the community edition for developing at work.

    Since I’m a Junior developer and I make little money so far, I was hesitant to buy the ultimate version, but this discount is too good to pass.

    I have two questions
    1) Am I eligible for this offer or I have to wait for the student license to expire?
    2) I’m interested in the Full Pack, will I also be eligible for the additional discount the 2nd and 3d year, If I use the graduation discount? Thanks

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      March 10, 2016

      Hi! I’m sorry for a delay with reply.

      1. The offer will become available ~1w before the student license is expired. Feel free to contact our sales at if you’d like to take advantage of the discount earlier, they’ll be happy to assist you.
      2. The graduation discount is given for the first year only, but you’ll take advantage of the normal 2nd/3rd & onwards year discount after the first year (please refer to the buy page to learn more).

      Thank you!

      • Peter K says:

        March 21, 2020

        Interested in full pack for my students too. How do I go about it to purchase.

  2. Samuel de Oliveira Lima says:

    February 10, 2016

    Sou estudante autodidata de linguagens C/C++, gostaria de obter
    uma licença gratuita do CLion mais recente se for possível.

  3. Hemant Shinde says:

    March 10, 2016

    Myself student of Illinois Institute of Technology, want to use the WebStorm tool. Kindly let me know how can I avail the students subscription.

  4. Sulfen says:

    April 8, 2016

    If I am still in school and I end up making a profitable app can I use this IDE to develop a money making app? Or will I have to upgrade at that point?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      April 11, 2016

      Please have a look at the licenses comparison here: Student license has a following purpose of use: “Non-commercial only, including education and academic research”, so it’s meant to be used for the education-related activities only.

  5. Zhengyu Wang says:

    April 11, 2016

    What happens when the student licence goes out of date? The student will be charged directly?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      April 11, 2016

      JetBrains will not automatically charge the student on the license expiration (and actually when requesting a student license you’re not providing any payment information to JetBrains (such as Credit Card number or PayPal account), so it’s not possible technically as well).

      Upon the expiration of the student license you’ll get a reminder to update it for another year (if you’re still a student) or purchase a product with a graduation discount in JetBrains shop.

  6. Soban Farooq says:

    May 11, 2016

    “As long as you’re a student or teacher, you’re welcome to keep taking advantage of the Student License Program and renew your Student License for the next year, free. ”

    I’ll complete my graduation in three years. Will I able to use your products till I’m not a graduate or the license will be valid for two years?

    Please can you clarify that?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      May 11, 2016

      We’re not limiting how many years you can get a license as a student, so in your case it’ll be possible to use student license for three years (renewing it every year) and then get a graduation discount after the 3rd year.

  7. Ares says:

    July 6, 2016


    I have a the student license on my personal computer which is expiring in February 2017. I graduated in May 2016 and got my first job. I would like to purchase a single user license using the graduation discount to use on my work laptop. Will doing so deactivate my existing Student license on my personal computer? I’m not fully aware about the license policy, and I hope I am not violating it, but I was intending to use my existing student license (expiring in 02/2017) for my personal non-commercial learning projects.


    • Mikhail Vink says:

      July 8, 2016


      Getting a new license with Graduation Discount will not deactivate your Student license, but the discount is not available until about 2 weeks before the license expiration date. Could you please drop an email to describing the situation? My colleagues from sales department will give you the graduation discount earlier so that you can get a personal license.

      Using your student license (expiring in 02/2017) for your personal non-commercial learning projects is totally fine.


  8. Phi says:

    August 25, 2016


    I have a personal account using my gmail and a student account using my student email. I have a concern that how can I got a graduation discount by my personal account since my student email will be removed after graduation.

    Or can I update email/merge 2 my accounts after my graduation?

    Thank you,

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      August 27, 2016


      There is an option to update an email in your JetBrains Account (“Your Account” page, so you can change your university email there), but since you already have two accounts, you can simply reach out to my colleagues via and they’ll either merge your accounts or transfer all the licenses/offers you have to your personal account.

      Thank you!

  9. Sanjay Bhat says:

    September 22, 2016

    Are the products, such as phpStorm and AppCode, valid only for 30 days even with a student account?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      September 22, 2016

      Student account gives you a 1-year subscription to these products, but there is of course an additional 30 days to evaluate the product beforehand. Do you have any problems in getting the student license to work with it?

  10. Rahmatullah says:

    October 8, 2016

    Hi admin I have been using Phpstorm for a month as this editor is very help full to me and I am addicted to this editor but it requires licence I’d and I am a student it is difficult for me buy this product so how to create student account I have already have two Gmail account as I have already registered to this Web so I can’t use that again please help me how to create student acount and use your lovely products
    Looking forward to hearing from you

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      October 10, 2016

      Hi Rahmatullah,
      You can request a free student “all products” pack following the link Click “Apply Now”, provide a university-issued Email or ISIC number (or upload an official document), and the license will be delivered to you soon.

  11. Ilya says:

    November 3, 2016

    Hi! Thank you for such amazing products, Jetbrains!

    I`ve been using student licence for year and now would like to renew it. I have the same ISIC card, which was extended (I am still studying), but when I press “Apply” button I have message “This ISIC/ITIC membership information does not seem to be valid. Please check entered name and/or ID.” What should I do?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      November 3, 2016

      Hi Ilya,

      Could you please send us an email to with your name/email/ISIC card so that we investigate? You can CC me (mikhail.vink [at] as well.

      Thanks a lot!

  12. D.K. Alshekaili says:

    November 3, 2016


    Thanks for providing such a tool for education purposes at no cost for teachers and students. Do you have any licences for mass use of your products in academic institutions? For example, do you provide a licence that enables using IntelliJ IDEA IDE for a class of 30 students.

  13. Jhonatan Santos da Cruz says:

    December 29, 2016


    I believe I read it above but I want to make sure: my license is to be expired on February 27, 2017. I want to know if I’m elegible to renew my student license (still couple of years to graduate), after it’s expired, and more importantly, will I be warned of it’s expiration once it happens? Don’t I need to renew it before that days comes, as I read here somewhere (I believe it said 2 weeks)?

    Thank you very much, and sorry for poor english!

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      January 3, 2017


      You’ll get a renew notification via email one week before the expiration of your current license, and yes, you can definitely renew your student license using the link from the email (or via your JetBrains Account:

      Thank you!

      • Jhonatan Santos da Cruz says:

        January 10, 2017

        Thanks a lot!

  14. Mike Futala says:

    January 16, 2017

    i am taking a class on CourseEra and would like to use your student license but I don’t have an email from Duke since this is a certificate program. Would I still qualify for the student license?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      January 16, 2017

      Online courses are not covered by the student program, so unfortunately it’s not possible to get a student license in this case. As of the license agreement ( “a student is an individual who is enrolled at a recognized tertiary educational institution (university or college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study, and upon request by Licensor is able to provide proof of such enrollment.”

  15. Mike Futala says:

    January 16, 2017

    Ok, thanks. I will continue to use Netbeans.

  16. Aniket says:

    January 29, 2017

    I am a student of 11th grade but I know programming and i use your clion ide to develop multi desktop applications and augmented reality apps. so i have not graduated yet. so for how long i can use the student license?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      January 30, 2017

      You’ll be able to prolong the license for one more year every time you can prove you’re still a student, so the overall time period depends on for how many years you’re going to study – there is no limit on our side. The only thing is – the check has to be passed once per year. Thanks!

  17. Keyur says:

    February 10, 2017

    Hello, Sir I am student and I have licence still Feb 2017 so, Now I again start my master education so, Can I get the Licence Again or not?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      February 10, 2017

      Hello! Yes, sure, you can renew your student license, in this case, you should get an email about it one week before your license expires. If it’s not the case, please contact us at, and we’ll have a look.

  18. Benjamin Odiyo says:

    March 6, 2017

    We have 4 labs with 35 desktops each used by Computer Science and Engineering Students. Is there possibility of getting a single academic license for installing intellij idea in these labs?

    • Philip Torchinsky says:

      March 6, 2017

      Yes, there are several possible solutions for such setups, please email the request to and explain the circumstances.

  19. mücahit says:

    April 8, 2017

    Hello,I am student and my license has expired.I couldn’t renew.Can you help me,please?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      April 9, 2017

      You should’ve got an email a week ago with a link to renew, it’s also available in the JetBrains Account ( If you still can’t find it, please email us at from the email the student license has been issued to, and my colleagues will have a look. Thanks!

  20. Thales Alves says:

    May 16, 2017

    Hello, Mikhail.

    I’ve tried applying for the license a couple of times, but I didn’t get the email. I’d like to know if Universities worldwide are accepted (and if so, which ones). I work and study at the University of Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil ( Is my uni elligible? Can I apply for a student license?

  21. Joseph Keane says:

    June 4, 2017

    I was wondering is 6th Form is included in this, and whether you can still get it if it doesn’t co-incide with any lessons at school. I intend to do CS at uni, but none of my courses this year involve it – I’ve been learning Java as a hobby

  22. Joseph Keane says:

    June 6, 2017


    I was wondering if UK 6th forms were part of this deal, and whether you have to be studying Computer Science in order to apply
    I currently use the free version with Java as a hobby, and plan to study CS at Uni in 1-2 years


    • philipto says:

      June 14, 2017

      Yes, high school students are included, if they are 13 of age or older. You can request your free subscription if you are a student, it does not matter if you take a CS course. There are also other disciplines where JetBrains tools help, such as bioinformatics, math, physics, etc.

  23. Tudor-Victor Armegioiu says:

    July 6, 2017

    Hey, the ‘I forgot my password’ option doesn’t seem to work. I tried for a new license, yet I couldn’t remember the password I used at a time so I tried resetting it multiple times, to no avail. This is the last e-mail I got from you, so my account still exists in your database. My e-mail is ‘’

    ‘JetBrains Student License Confirmation
    JetBrains Sales
    Răspundeți tuturor|
    Azi, 21:04

    Action Items
    Dear Tudor,
    Congratulations! Your JetBrains Student License is confirmed.

    Please use your account to sign in to JetBrains product(s) whenever you use them.

    Yours truly,
    JetBrains Sales Team
    The Drive to Develop ‘

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      July 12, 2017

      Hi! We’ve requested a “forgot my password” for your email and I you should get an email right now. Please follow the instructions there to restore the password.

  24. Solomon says:

    August 2, 2017

    please, how do I use my student license to activate pycharm I installed

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      August 9, 2017

      You need to enter your JetBrains Account ( credentials in the product license dialogue.

  25. Julie says:

    September 5, 2017

    Hello, I’ve just received my license (thank you 😉 ), can I install IntelliJ on the laptop I use to go to school, and an other IntelliJ on my desktop computer at home ?
    Or have I to install it on just one computer ?

    Thank you,

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      September 5, 2017

      Hi Julie,
      if you use IntelliJ IDEA on both computers for studies only it’s not a problem to have it or other products installed on both of them.

      Hope it helps,

  26. Secain says:

    September 7, 2017

    Hello, I used to apply a license for the profestional pycharm but now I changed a computer and I find that there is no Available Licenses in my account. And I can’t apply one more by the same student email. What can I do? I’m still a student in the UESTC and my student email is Available Licenses

    • Secain says:

      September 7, 2017

      The last sentence is wrong, pass it

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      September 7, 2017

      Hi! Please make sure that you are logged in via your .edu email address, not your personal email address. The student license should be still there, change of the computer doesn’t affect this. If you still can’t find it, please email us at with your .edu email address, so that we can check your account. Thanks!

  27. Robert says:

    September 27, 2017

    Thank you so much for offering this program! The student license has been invaluable and your IDEs have saved me a lot of time (I came from Atom). Thanks a lot!

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      September 28, 2017

      Great to hear it Robert!
      Thank you and happy developing!

  28. Smit says:

    September 27, 2017

    I am at the first year of diploma in information tech. it will take about 6 years(3 years of diploma and 3 years of engineering) for me to completely graduation. But My license is ending at September 24, 2018.Will I be still able to renew my Licenses for 6 years then ?

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      September 28, 2017

      You will need to renew your student subscription once a year. And if still have access to your student email address then it will work.

  29. Thomas Ward says:

    November 4, 2017

    I’m graduating in December 2017, but I won’t be able to purchase the graduation discounted version at that time as I’ll be in the transition period between school and work.

    I work on multiple Free and Open-Source Software pieces in my spare time, as well as do development in multiple IDEs (including DataGrip, PyCharm, IntelliJ, and WebStorm), and want to ensure that I have the license. Is there any way to get the graduation discount a month earlier so that I can switch to a full license (with the discount of course) instead of the educational license, so that when the educational license expires I won’t be slammed with scrambling to cobble together the funds to pay for the full license at that time? I have some money between now and the expiration due to working while at school, but that won’t last forever.

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      November 4, 2017


      I’ve asked our sales team to assist you with this request, you’ll get more information from them on Monday via the email you left the comment with.


  30. Timofey says:

    November 29, 2017

    Hello, I’ve applied for student discount nearly a month ago, but now I can’t find a file with a license key. Is it possible to somehow recover my student license code?
    Thank you in advance.

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      November 29, 2017

      Hi Timofey
      I can see two “JetBrains Student License Confirmation” emails sent to your email address.
      Please check your spam. You need to click the link in that email to finish the registration and obtain the license.
      I also see you tried to reset your JetBrains Account password today. Did you receive the email about that?
      Can it be that your server is somehow blocking emails from

  31. Rajarshi Kundu says:

    March 11, 2018

    HI Sir
    I am currently pursuing my UG BCA course and currently using the students
    Licence. But If I completed my Graduation and opted for Opted for masters degree like MCA can a again persue for students lisence ?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      March 11, 2018

      Hello Rajarshi,
      Yes, sure, you will be able to renew the student license in this case.
      Thank you!

  32. Venugopal Madathil says:

    March 16, 2018

    How can I receive renewal email again? Mine is expiring in another week.

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      March 16, 2018

      Please log in to your JetBrains account at then find and click a link titled “Renew my Education Pack”
      Hope it helps!

      • Rui Ventura says:

        March 19, 2018

        Such a link does not exist :\ At least I’m unable to find it

  33. Sherly says:

    April 21, 2018

    all people can get Renew & Graduation Discount ?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      April 22, 2018

      Yes, everyone who has got an Education Pack (JetBrains tools for Students)

  34. Nikhil Anand says:

    April 25, 2018

    Do I need to be <13 to avail the student license?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      May 10, 2018

      No, and as a JetBrains Privacy Policy “Our products and services are not designed for children under the age of 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has submitted information directly to us, we will endeavor to delete the information from our systems.”

  35. Tomoe Nakano says:

    August 5, 2018

    I have used my university email address to register student pack, but I got mistake when filling my real name. How could I change it?

  36. Michal says:

    December 3, 2018

    I have used my university email address to register student pack, but I didn’t receive the instructions in the verification email

  37. lisa says:

    January 12, 2019

    Hey, I have used my university email address to register student pack, but I got mistake when filling my real name. How could I change it?

  38. Ali Yazdi says:

    January 17, 2019

    We still are students in Iran.
    I’m sorry for you.

  39. Alejandro Nardo says:

    February 20, 2019

    I have a student license that is expiring the next week. When I want to renew my license, filling the formular I get an error saying that you don’t support my university. I had thought it was. Im student of University of Havana. then, is it supported or not anymore? what should I do?
    thanks in advance

  40. Muhammad Hamza Haneef Qureshi says:

    May 27, 2019

    Hi! Thank you for such amazing products, Jetbrains!

  41. Shivani Mohan Agarwal says:

    June 7, 2019

    Hey, I have been using the PyCharm Professional version from last one year whose license expired on 5 June 2019. I need to import its setting to my PyCharm Community version. How can I do that?

    • Robert Demmer says:

      June 20, 2019

      Please reach out to and our team will be happy to help.

  42. Chandray Murmu says:

    August 11, 2019

    I had activated my student JetBrains account in May and i have not used for 3 months, can i deactivate the account and start back the student license program again.

    • Robert Demmer says:

      August 13, 2019

      You shouldn’t have to worry about that. You can continue with your current year and renew for another you assuming that you remain a student.

  43. Shakil Ahmed says:

    October 12, 2019

    I am getting this message when i click in the link emailed to me for renewing license
    “Sorry, you can not accept invitation for administration of already managed personal JetBrains Account. Please contact JetBrains Sales.”

  44. Laura Lbk says:

    October 21, 2019

    April 2019 i’ve activated a student licence. I didn’t use it since June. Now i wanted to install PhpStorm again on my desktop BUT I have some problems with the licence activation.
    It says “no suitable licenses associated with your account. Well. So i’ve tried to apply again to a student/teacher licence. And it says “If you would like to renew your Student License, please use the dedicated link in your JetBrains Account, or check the email reminder we send out one week before your license expires for the same link.” The link just goes on my account where is said “no available licence” and i’ve never received any e-mail from jetbrains notifing me that my licence expired.

    After all, the licence shouldn’t be expired as i activated it april 2019 ?

    • Robert Demmer says:

      October 23, 2019

      Please shoot an email to and we will help you get sorted out.

  45. Kamil Suhak says:

    November 5, 2019

    I am currently a high school student in Poland taking extended maths, physics and informatics lessons at school. Can I apply for the license? If so, what do I have to write in “university email address” field? Our school does not have its own domain as far as I am aware ( I am a first-year student )

    • Kamil Suhak says:

      November 5, 2019

      I reason that if there is a “secondary” level of study option, then the graduate date should just be my date of getting the secondary school certificate? ( Is graduation the word for finishing high school as well as for finishing studying? )

  46. Oance Rares says:

    November 21, 2019

    I can’t update my student license. I have received the email for updating it on my university email, but did I didn’t update it in time. Now when I go to renew my student license, it tells me that the university email I am providing is already used and I should go to my JetBrains account or check the update license email they’ve sent me.
    If I go to my JetBrains account and apply for a free student license it takes me to the page where I just was (JetBrains Products for Learning-apply for free license page) and if I go to my university email and check that link it says that it expired and I should apply again for a license (which again takes me back to the same page from which it says that the email was already registered and I should check my email).

    • Robert Demmer says:

      November 22, 2019

      Please send an email to and we will try and help.

  47. Kalama Mashaka says:

    March 17, 2020

    How do u join this program?

  48. Solomon Chege says:

    March 21, 2020

    I am a student at South Eastern Kenya University, I would like to use the WebStorm tool. Let me know how I can avail the students subscription.

  49. Adrian Wierzowski says:

    April 17, 2020

    I have just found out about your program.
    I applied and some confirmation e-mails appeared on my university e-mail account.
    I would like to know wheter the program requires the university to participate. Is it allowed for students to use JetBrains tools even if university doesn’t know about the program? Or will I make some trouble for my uni by me applying?
    Best regards.

    • Robert Demmer says:

      April 21, 2020

      The university itself doesn’t need to know about or approve your request. That of course assumes that you are an active and eligible student from that university.

  50. jie chen says:

    May 25, 2020

    I am a student, and my student license has expired for one year. When I reapply, the tips “use the dedicated link in your JetBrains account”,but I can’t find where is the “dedicated link”.

    • Robert says:

      June 4, 2020

      One week before expiration you should have received and email with instructions. Maybe this time has not come yet, or it went to a spam folder?

      If you are experiencing issues you can reach out to and our team will be happy to help.