It has been about four years now since we first launched our free Student License Program. More than 860 000 students worldwide actively use JetBrains tools for educational purposes. A student can request their free subscription at https://jetbrains.com/student, and then renew it annually for free until they graduate. Upon graduation, JetBrains provides all the students with a 25% graduation discount.
From the very start of the JetBrains Student Program, we have offered three options to prove eligibility for a free educational license: an email address in a domain which is known by JetBrains as belonging to an educational institution, an ISIC card, or an official document which proves that you are a student.
We are happy to announce a new, fourth, option today, which aims to help make it simpler and more widely available for students to get their free JetBrains Student Packs.
Free educational JetBrains license is now a part of GitHub Student Developer Pack
Many students from around the world benefit from the GitHub Student Developer Pack, which GitHub created with some of their partners and friends to give students free access to the best developer tools.
Effective as of today, everybody who has a GitHub Student Developer Pack can get a free JetBrains Student Pack, which gives a free year-long subscription to all the JetBrains desktop tools, including IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, PyCharm Professional, CLion, and Rider.
If you do not have a free JetBrains Student Pack yet, but have your GitHub account which GitHub has already verified as belonging to a student, please open the GitHub Student Developer Pack page (https://education.github.com/pack), click on the card with the JetBrains logo, and authenticate with your GitHub credentials. You will be guided to a page on the JetBrains website where you can request your free educational license for JetBrains tools, you will get a series of two messages from the JetBrains team asking you to confirm your request and then to activate your educational JetBrains license.
Renewal of free educational license for JetBrains tools.
All licenses provided as part of the Student License Program are valid for one year.
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.