In the world of bricks and mortar students can identify themselves by presenting a valid student card. However, in the virtual world this is impossible and uploading copies of a student card is undesirable for privacy reasons. So how can you validate that your customers are really students if they say so in your online service?

By using the InAcademia button!

InAcademia is a simple, one-button online service that allows online merchants to validate if a customer is a student or affiliated to an education institute in another way. It’s a low cost, easy to implement service providing lightening fast, entirely secure validation.

Want more information?

Take a look here for information for Students.
If you own a web shop or are an online merchant, take a look here.
Have a look here if you are an educational institute.

From early 2017 InAcademia is in the beta-phase and is looking for interested parties to take part in a pilot. Both educational institutes and commercial organizations are welome. If you are interested after checking out this website, please contact the InAcademia team at

InAcademia is a service being developed by the GÉANT Project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 731122 (GN4-2).