Back to School sales may typically revolve around stationery or school uniforms, but in a post-pandemic world, the need for remote learning tools is becoming all the more apparent.

Back to school sales provide the perfect opportunity to find discounts on laptops, PCs, and accessories like webcams, keyboards, monitors, cases, bags and more. In some cases, student discounts also extend to parents and staff.

With September around the corner, sales and student discounts are picking up. We're seeing new Back to School promotions launch every day – including brands such as Adobe, Xiaomi, OnePlus and Microsoft.

Amazon's End of Summer sale is also poised to launch on 26 August and run until 3 September promising even more savings!

We're looking at all Back to School sales on right now, along with any all-year student discounts. If you're in the US, see the best offers across American retailers.

When do Back to School 2021 dates - when do sales start?

While there’s no official start date to back-to-school sales, sales can start as early as July through to August, and until the new school year begins. In the US, Back to School Sales can start Auguest-end to early September.

Don't forget to keep an eye on our round-up of the best student deals of the month and our dedicated Back to School hub

Best Back to School 2021 sales & deals right now

See our dedicated article on the best student deals of the month.

Apple Back to School Sale

How to get a student discount?

Most retailers and companies with a student discount program require you to provide your university or school email address to qualify for the discount. Many rely on UniDays or Student Beans to verify your student status, which also require your uni email address for verification.

Both UniDays and Student Beans help students find discounts across tech, fashion, food and more all in one place. See our full guide to UniDays.

Below are some of the best deals on the web right now, which you can access with or without a student email. 

Best laptops deals right now

Below are a few highlights of the best laptop deals on the market this month. You can see the full list and our expert advice on how to choose a laptop in this article.

Best tablet deals

Check out the best tablet deals below and how to spot one here.

Best Microsoft Surface deals

Microsoft's incredible Surface range is an easy choice for students. Save on a Surface device below and see our full guide to buying one here.

Best VPN deals for streaming

A VPN is an essential not only for security but for all your international streaming needs. These are the best deals around, but you can see more here.

Best printer deals

If you're writing papers, you're gonna need to print them. Save on a printer below, plus here's how to choose a printer.

See our dedicated Back to School hub for even more deals and buying advice.