Nike is one of the world’s most famous and iconic clothing brands, but its apparel and footwear don’t come cheap. Luckily, there are ways to save money, and we’ll show you how with our ultimate guide to maximising your Nike student discount.
The Nike Student discount gives you 10% off most clothing, sporting equipment, and footwear for the duration of your studies, direct from Nike’s website. You redeem it via your unique discount code at the checkout, and we’ll explain exactly how to get it in this guide.
From time to time, the retailer increases its student discount to as high as 20%. Make sure you download the Nike app and sign up for the newsletter to keep up to date. You can do this by becoming a Nike member. Check out our Nike membership guide for full details.
Yes — any student can get a Nike student discount. You can get student discount even if you’re a part-time or mature student, either at college or university. You’ll need a valid email address from the educational institution you’re studying at to qualify, as the discount is validated through UNiDAYS (we’ll explain how below).
There are a handful of things that you can’t use the Nike student discount on. It’s not valid alongside any other offers, only valid when buying full-price goods (with the occasional exception, as we’ll explain later). Your basket can’t exceed £500, and you can’t use it to purchase gift cards, Apple products or NikeLab products. You also can’t apply it on Nike.com/launch or retroactively on any previous orders.
The discount also isn’t valid for delivery, but if you sign up as a member, you’ll get that for free anyway. Stick within these rules and you’ll still be able to receive a student discount on a range of popular items including best-selling trainer models Air Force 1 or Air Max!
You can get a Nike student discount through UNiDAYS membership, which the retailer requires to verify that you are a student. We’ll explain exactly how to do that and set up your membership in the next section.
Nike partners with UNiDAYS to offer a student discount, which is free to join. As we mentioned, you will need an email address from a valid educational institution to sign up if you’re not already a member. These straightforward steps explain how to start getting the student discount:
Sadly not. At present Student Beans doesn’t offer a student discount, but that may change. If you’re a student, it’s worth joining Student Beans anyway for other savings, and then periodically checking its site and this page to see if the situation has changed.
As things stand, you can’t secure a student discount via your TOTUM card (formerly NUS), but again this may change. If you become a TOTUM member and get a digital card, there may be offers in the future. Either way, you’ll likely get plenty of substantial savings on other items via TOTUM.
Unfortunately, the student discount is only available on full-price items and you can’t use it alongside other offers. It’s worth keeping an eye on this page though as that may change in the future, and occasionally the retailer will offer a student discount on top of other sales during specific promotions.
Questions? We thought you might have some, so here we've rounded up the ones most commonly asked about the dos and don’ts of Nike student discount:
Sadly, the student discount isn’t valid on sale items or combined with other discount codes. That said, you will be able to pick up some of the benefits of being a member alongside your student discount, including free delivery and free returns. Head to our Nike membership guide for full information on all of those.
Unfortunately, the student discount is not valid in Nike shops, an exclusion that extends to factory stores. You can use the discount on select items at House of Innovation Paris, so bear that in mind if you’re ever on holiday in the French capital.
If you’re studying in Europe, you may be eligible to claim the student discount through UNiDAYS. The discount applies to students at education institutions in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
Is your discount not working? Chances are it’s because your purchases aren’t eligible due to not meeting the terms and conditions. Before you check out, make sure you don’t have excluded items like sale products in your basket. Items with gift vouchers may also interfere with the application of the student discount. Still unsure? Check the full Nike student discount terms and conditions.
There are a few other tricks you can keep up your sleeve to save big on Nike: