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The Best Student Broadband Deals 2021

Top Student Broadband Deals 2021

Welcome to The Student Saviour Broadband Guide 2021. Here you’ll find all the best student broadband deals available right now. This is the most comprehensive comparison of 12 month, 9 month & monthly rolling student broadband deals in the UK – including exclusive deals you can’t find elsewhere! Check out our top picks, or scroll through to find the right offer for you!

Top Tips

  • Don’t trap yourself in anything longer than a 12 month contract. We have included longer contracts at the bottom in case you want to check them out, but we generally advise against getting one as a student.

  • Order in advance. Let’s face it, students leave everything to the last minute. That means every August/September more than a million students are ordering their broadband. Installation dates often get pushed back by weeks, and in some cases, months. If you know when you’re moving in, you can book now and choose a start date in the future. You’ll only start paying from the date you choose, and you can make sure it will actually be ready for you when you move in!

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The Best Student Broadband Deals

Our top picks. Swipe through to find the best deal for you!

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Virgin Media

View our main Virgin Media page

Virgin Media is the undisputed champion of student broadband. It runs its own fibre optic network, allowing widely available speeds of up to 500Mbps. We have partnered with them to get you guys the best student exclusive 12 month and monthly rolling contracts. Secure your deal – register your interest for later in the summer, or buy now! To order by phone, call 0113 887 9988. Make sure you quote ‘Student Saviour’ to get your student exclusive deal.

M100

108Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £27pm


M200

213Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £32pm or 1 month rolling contract for £39pm


M350

362Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £37pm or 1 month rolling contract for £44pm


M500

516Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £42pm or 1 month rolling contract for £49pm


Now

View our main NowTV page

NowTV have very competitive fibre optic broadband offers, with 12 month contracts as standard. This makes them a great alternative if Virgin isn’t available in your area. Their fastest ‘Super Fibre’ has an average speed of 63Mbps. They also have non-fibre offerings for those of you that need it.

Super Fibre

Limited time offer: 63Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £22pm


Fab Fibre

36Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £22pm


Brilliant Broadband

11Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £18pm


Plusnet

View our main Plusnet page

Plusnet are another great alternative if Virgin aren’t available in your area. Their speeds and prices are very similar to Now, and they boast UK call centres if you have any issues!

Unlimited Fibre Extra

66Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £25.99pm


Unlimited Fibre

36Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £22.99pm


Unlimited Broadband

10Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £18.99pm


BT

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BT’s 12 month contracts are live! Get yourself BT Fibre on a student friendly 12 month contract. Their 9 month offers aren’t available yet, Want us to let you know if they go live? Sign up here.

Fibre 2

67Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £36.99pm


Fibre 1

50Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £32.99pm


Fibre Essential

36Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £31.99pm


Three

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Three offer 12 month contracts on their 4G & 5G home broadband. Just plug it in – no phoneline or engineer required. In our opinion, it’s probably not worth risking the 4G. The 5G, on the other hand, is a great option if Superfast 100Mbps+ fibre isn’t available in your city.

5G Home Broadband

100Mbps WiFi | 12 month contract for £34pm


4G Home Broadband

4G Broadband | 12 month contract for £25pm


John Lewis

Your nan’s favourite department store also does broadband. They offer 12 month contracts and are pretty reasonably priced. We find there are better options out there… such as all the ones listed above. You can’t buy a pair of socks from Virgin though, can you? Checkmate.

Fibre Extra

66Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £32.50pm


Fibre

36Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £27.50pm


Unlimited

10Mbps Broadband | 12 month contract for £20pm


All Broadband Providers below this line ONLY offer 18 or 24 month contracts.


Vodafone

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Vodafone has widely available superfast fibre broadband, which is great! What’s not so great is that they only offer 24 month contracts. Boooo! On the plus side they do have some great mobile contracts. You can find their mobile offers on our main Vodafone page.

Superfast 1 Pro

36Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £35pm


Superfast 2 Pro

63Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £35pm


Superfast 100 Pro

100Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £38pm


Ultrafast 200 Pro

200Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £40pm


Ultrafast 500 Pro

500Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £45pm


Gigafast 900 Pro

900Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £60pm


EE

View our main EE page

EE only offer 24 month broadband contracts at the moment. They do also have 1 month rolling contracts on their mobile broadband. We’re not really counting this, as it costs £75 a month for 100mbps 5G broadband; with an up front fee of £275. If you hate money you can grab that offer below. That said, their mobile network is the fastest in the UK. Check out their mobile offers on our main EE page.

Full Fibre Max 900

900Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £60pm


Fibre Max 300

300Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £47pm


Fibre Max 100

145Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £39pm


Fibre Plus

67Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £31pm


Fibre

36Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £27.50pm


Standard

10Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract from £23.50pm


Sky

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Sky, believe in better only 18 month contracts.

Ultrafast

145Mbps Broadband | 18 month contract for £35pm


Superfast

59Mbps Broadband | 18 month contract for £28pm


TalkTalk

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TalkTalk only offer 18 month contracts. In terms of 18 month contracts they are generally priced pretty competitively, and often offer vouchers when you sign up.

Fibre 150 Superfast

145Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract for £29.99pm


Fibre 65

67Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract for £25pm


Fibre 35

38Mbps Broadband | 24 month contract for £22pm


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Virgin Media
Now TV

Plusnet
BT

What Download Speed Do I Need?

These days Fibre is pretty much a necessity. The general rule is – faster the better. That said, if you live in a house of 3 people and only use broadband to surf social media, there’s no point wasting money on 500Mbps fibre. You also don’t want your Netflix to freeze every 5 minutes, so it is a balancing act between cost and speed. In an average student house you can get by on 60+Mbps, with 100Mbps+ being optimal. If you stream a lot of TV, play a lot of computer games, or have 5+ people in your house you may want to consider a faster speed.

Important: The download speeds that broadband providers advertise are the average speed, and at peak times they can halve. With this in mind, if the price difference is a few quid a month, it’s probably worth boosting your speed.


This article is updated regularly and we try to keep all information as accurate as possible, if you do notice an error please let us know! Our top picks are based on a combination of price, download speed and and special offer. We receive updates from broadband providers regularly and based on the current offers available we make our choices. If you’re a broadband provider and would like to offer a better deal than those above, get in contact with us! Like with other price comparison sites external links on this page are affiliate links. Clicks to which may result in a commission once a purchase has been made. This keeps us free.