Can’t wait for our best student WiFi deals?
Student broadband deals are available in summer, for a limited time before the new academic year. But you’re in luck. Rolling contract broadband is another great option for students, or anyone looking for short-term deals. With no early disconnection fees and the freedom to cancel with just 30 days’ notice, these can be as temporary as you like. You’d still have flexibility to come back in 2024 and take advantage of our best student broadband deals!
What is student broadband?
Student broadband (sometimes called student WiFi) is unlimited fibre broadband, just on a shorter term contract. 18-months is standard for most broadband deals, but student broadband deals last 30-days or 12 months at a time. Ideal when you only need an internet connection for the academic year, or even for part of a semester.
Find the right student broadband for your accommodation
Our student broadband deals will give you a choice of two contract lengths and a wide range of superfast speeds. Whatever your needs, whether you’re a couple or big group living together, we have broadband student deals for you.
- M125 Broadband is plenty for two housemates. Game, check social media and browse online, all at the same time.
- M250 Broadband is ideal for four of you. Stream movies, game and browse online, all together.
- M350 and M500 Broadband support six or more. Stream party playlists, have movie nights and multiple gamers playing at once.
Ideal for short-term rentals
Keep 30-day student broadband deals rolling for as long as you need. Such as from September to July, while you’re staying in halls or uni accommodation.
Go superfast on a student budget
M125 to M500 student broadband deals are as fast and reliable as standard broadband deals. But much more flexible and with contract terms that are student-friendly.
Plus, take advantage of these extra benefits
10% credit back on selected entertainment subscriptions
Get student broadband and TV in 2024. Add Stream from Virgin Media and you can pick and mix entertainment, like Netflix, each month.
Speeds guaranteed in every room – or money back
You can add our WiFi guarantee with WiFi Max to 2024 student broadband deals for a monthly fee.
What should I look for when choosing the best student broadband?
You’ll need to know what you’re looking for in terms of cost, contract length and, of course, student broadband speeds. So before you get into comparing our best student broadband deals, make sure to chat through your budget, speed needs and even your plans for the summer, all together as roommates.
12 month student broadband deals – Ideal if you’re staying in uni accommodation mid-June to September.
30-day student WiFi deals – Easy to cancel and avoid student broadband bills while you’re home from uni over summer.
You may want to base your student WiFi speed on how many students will use the connection at the same time and the types of activities you’ll use the internet for.
All of our speeds are plenty for researching and uploading assignments, but the faster student broadband deals can do more online, at the same time (that’s putting it simply), with more bandwidth for video calling, streaming classes, even fun stuff like online gaming.
When budgeting for student WiFi, consider the cost per person, not just the total monthly price and you may find that the faster student broadband deals are more affordable than you’d think.
Another good trick for keeping costs down is to look at our 12 month broadband deals, which are often cheaper than broadband on a 30-day contract. Compare both and see which type is the most affordable broadband for students.
You know to chat to your roommates about the important stuff, such as contract length, budget and student broadband speeds. So, make sure you consider:
Can you commit to a 12 month student WiFi deal or a rolling 30-day contract?
How many students want to use the internet at the same time? Do you want to connect your console and play games online? The more you want to do on the internet, all at the same time, the faster your student broadband speed may need to be, for everyone to enjoy a fast and reliable connection.
Price per person
Splitting the cost can make even our fastest student broadband deals more affordable. So consider how much each student can afford, not just the total monthly price.
Our speed guarantee promises reliable WiFi in every room, or money back. Find out how to add WiFi Max coverage to your student broadband, for a monthly fee.
Stream from Virgin Media
Fancy adding Stream to our student WiFi deals? Find out more, such as how you can pocket 10% credit back on selected entertainment subscriptions and make it easier to split the cost for services like Netflix and Disney+ by choosing to add them to your Virgin Media bill.
All our best broadband deals for students will be right here, ready for you next summer. Why not save this page for later and set a reminder for you to come back and follow these quick and easy shopping tips:
- Simply enter your postcode to see what student broadband deals you can get.
- Compare our best student deals and select the one with the right speed and contract length for you.
- When placing your order, please provide your academic ('ac.uk') email address, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Student discount broadband isn’t something we currently offer, as we can’t accept any student discount cards, like TOTUM or UniDAYS, right now (sorry). But our 2024 WiFi deals for students will offer amazing value in other ways – for example, all of our deals give you access to great perks, like Priority, at no extra cost. Or, if you’re open to a standard broadband contract rather than 30-day or 12 month student broadband deals, you can sometimes find special offer broadband deals that come with savings or a gift.
Sure is! All our deals come with unlimited broadband, including student WiFi deals, next available from summer 2024. And with no broadband data allowance to worry about, you’ll be able to concentrate on what’s important, like learning, streaming, and connecting with loved ones online.
You don’t! Rolling contract broadband, available year-round, is an option for everyone, not just students. These flexible 30-day deals give anyone the freedom to cancel the contract with just 30 days’ notice and you won’t pay an early disconnection fee. Only our student broadband deals are exclusively for students.
The legal stuff
*Monthly price of Virgin Media’s main services and O2 Airtime Plan will increase each April from April 2025 by the Retail Price Index rate of inflation announced in February each year plus 3.9%. Doesn’t apply to any add-ons you may have selected, out-of-bundle charges or admin costs, which may increase separately. See www.virginmedia.com/prices and www.o2.co.uk/prices for details.
Xbox Series S or £200 bill credit:
- This offer is available to new Virgin Media customers ordering the Bigger Combo bundle + Movies, Bigger Combo bundle + Sports HD, Biggest TV bundle (including Volt variants), or the Mega Volt bundle online.
- The bundle needs to be ordered between 26th February and 11.59pm on 3rd March 2024.
- Your contract runs for 18 months.
- This offer can’t be used with another offer.
- A household can only claim 1 Xbox or 1 bill credit amount.
- We can remove this offer at any time.
- Prices may change during your contract.
- We can’t offer cash or anything else in place of this offer.
- You won’t be able to keep your Xbox or bill credit if:
- You cancel your services before they’re installed or before the end of your 14-day cancellation period.
- You downgrade your bundle before your services are installed or before the end of your 14-day cancellation period.
Virgin Media £200 bill credit: This offer is available to new Virgin Media customers ordering the Bigger Combo bundle + Movies, Bigger Combo bundle + Sports HD, Biggest TV bundle (including Volt variants), or the Mega Volt bundle online.
This bill credit will be applied to your first bill. Any that’s left over will be applied to your following bills until it’s all used. This offer runs between 26th February and 11.59pm on 3rd March 2024.
No setup fee
This promotion means you won’t pay the usual setup fee of £35. No setup fee is available on all bundles, broadband & phone, and broadband only packages. If you can set up using a Self-Install pack, but choose to use an engineer for the installation, you’ll still be charged £30 for this service.
- Read the terms on the Priority app or at o2.co.uk/terms
Get fast, reliable WiFi gliding through every room or money back
Eligible Virgin Fibre areas only. WiFi Guarantee available with M50 broadband or faster. £8p/m extra or included with Gig1, Gig2 or Volt. At least 30Mbps download speeds in every room or £100 one-off credit. Up to 3 WiFi Pods if needed. Exclusions & legal stuff apply.
†To verify, see: https://www.virginmedia.com/legal/awards. Best in Test: based on umlaut Fixed Broadband Benchmark 2023 comparing major UK ISPs on download speed, upload speed, latency and stability. Uswitch Most Popular Broadband Provider: based on Uswitch consumer research Dec 2022 - Jan 2023 conducted by Opinium comparing broadband sales volumes and overall customer satisfaction of major UK ISP operators, split equally to form a combined score. Best Combined Connectivity Experience: based on GWS test results Oct 2022-Apr 2023 comparing data connectivity performance of major UK mobile operators and their associated ISP partners to form a combined score across both mobile network and WiFi experience.