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Best of student discounts

Student discount

Got a student card? Then don’t forget to use it every once in a while – you can get discounts on a variety of products and services from rail tickets to car insurance.

Student Leap Card

The national Student Leap Card offers travel discounts nationwide with Iarnród Eireann, Dublin Bus, DART, LUAS, Bus Éireann and other carrier services. It also gets you offers and discounts from a number of partners – for more information see

You can also avail of discounted travel on Irish Rail with a valid student ID.

Monday entertainment

Fancy a film? On Monday you can get 2 for 1 student tickets at the Irish Film Institute. You can also apply for student membership for only €10 on Mondays with a student card (normally €15), which gives you cheaper tickets throughout the year, discounts at the IFI café/bar and shop, double loyalty points, a free off-peak cinema ticket and more.

Car insurance

Axa’s StudentFirst policy provides students with free monthly instalments, and upfront discount and a further 1.25% discount every quarter providing you don’t make any claims. You just have to be under the age of 26 when you take out the policy, and be enrolled in a third level institution.


With AIB’s Student Plus Account, you’ll get access to a range of benefits, including avoiding account or transaction fees (although you’ll have to inform staff of your student account for each transaction), access to reduced rate loans and overdrafts, commission free foreign currency as well as a voucher for the Student Leap Card (ending October 31st 2015).

They’re not alone – Bank of Ireland offers no quarterly fees and interest free loans for student customers, while KBC Bank’s student current account comes with free lodgement fees and contactless transactions, free cashback and no quarterly fees. You can also choose between €100 or two free return flights to a number of European cities.

Apple discounts

Thinking of getting a new Mac or iPad? If you’re a student then you can make some savings from Apple – you can save up to €227 on a new Mac (and get a pair of Beats Solo2 headphones), or get up to €33 off a new iPad.

Back to school with Microsoft

Heading back to school? Students get 10% off the Microsoft Surface tablet, four years of Office for two computers/tablets as well as online storage for €79, and discounts on Nokia Lumia phones.

Getting creative with Adobe

Students get 65% off – get your hands on the complete Adobe Creative Cloud suite for €199.26/year, or Creative Cloud Photography for €12.29/month.

Your Clothing

Getting student discounts with iClothing is simple – just register with your student email address, provide them with your full name and a photo of your student ID, and once it’s processed they’ll send you personalised student discount codes.

Eat for Less

Grab yourself a discounted bite to eat with the O’Briens student advantage card – giving you a 20% discount .


When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.