Council Tax discount applications

Student discount

Please use this form to apply for a student discount.

To count as a full-time student, your course must:

  • last at least 1 year
  • involve at least 21 hours study per week

In order to award the discount we require the following evidence as proof of your status as a student. If you do not already have these documents you should obtain them before you proceed with your application. The documents will need to be uploaded as part of the application process.

Evidence required

Students undertaking a course at an establishment in the United Kingdom

  • A declaration completed by the school/college or university; or
  • A copy of their student certificate

Students undertaking a correspondence course or a course at an establishment in a EU member state

Provide one of the following:

  • Copies of confirmation of acceptance onto the course
  • Confirmation of payment for the course
  • Enrolment details
  • Key details of the course

If your application is successful, your discount will be reviewed annually.

Households where everyone is a full-time student do not have to pay Council Tax.

Download school, college or university declaration

Apply for a student discount