Free access to FT.com for schools anywhere in the world
year old students, including
further education colleges in the UK.
Preparing for life after school
Free access to FT.com can help students with relevant and fresh ideas for essays, exams, extra-curricular activities and in interviews. Universities and employers confirm that broader general knowledge helps the best candidates stand out.
Participants receive access to all FT.com content available to regular subscribers. In addition, with the help of teachers, we highlight and guide readers to FT journalism that can enrich education and help prepare students for successful careers.
If you are a teacher, librarian or school officer, register your interest for free access to FT.com. This offer is for any school worldwide teaching 16-19 year old students and further education colleges in the UK.
If you are a student, parent, governor or someone else with an interest in our programme, please share details with teachers, schools and colleges you know and tell them to register at ft.com/schoolsarefree. For more information you can read our guide to the Financial Times for schools programme, or if your school already has access, our guide to creating or reactivating your FT.com account.
Our partnership with the Financial Times has enriched our students’ learning, and helped them connect the concepts learnt in the classroom to the wider world.
Request sign-up link
1Check if your school is already registered
Good news! It looks like your school has free access to ft.com.
Select your school from the list below to request your sign-up link.
If your school is not displayed below and you are a teacher or administrator please register your interest
Or if you are a student, parent or friend of a school that is not registered, please share this link with a school administrator.
2 Select your school
Unfortunately, that school is not signed up to the FT schools programme. Register your interest.
FT Student Advocate Programme
The FT is offering two ambitious, curious Year 12 students in each school the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence by becoming a Student Advocate.
Students promote the benefits of reading the FT to their friends and teachers and represent the voice of students to the FT. They will work closely with the FT Schools Team to develop more engaging resources for young people.
Please fill in the form to register your interest. A member of the team will
be in touch to discuss setting up your institution with free FT access.
Please note, this is only for 16-19 year old students and teachers at secondary education institutions.
Paid for access for Tertiary Education worldwide can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not find the answers you're seeking below, please email us at email@example.com.
Schools will have access for at least a year and can then continue at no cost for as long as the programme lasts. The FT will notify schools if and when the programme ends.
Participants receive access to all FT.com content available to regular subscribers. In addition, the FT and a panel of teachers will promote relevant FT articles, videos and podcasts in a weekly email service. The email will include an explanation of the relevance to the curricula.
Access will be provided through the school’s IP network. This means that individuals accessing from the school IP network will not need to identify themselves and anonymity will be protected.
Yes. The advertisements that run on FT.com will be visible.
Yes. Access to FT.com and associated emails will be terminated for the students who leave school or college.
No. You will only be able to create a login with the email domain of your school or college. Each login is for the sole use of a specific student or a teacher at your school or college and is not to be shared. We monitor for password sharing and will remove access for accounts that are shared.
The weekly email is an integral part of the Service and will highlight FT editorial content of relevance to the curriculum. Each student and teacher who logs in to FT.com using the school's email domain will receive the Newsletter at that email address, until they choose to unsubscribe from receiving the weekly email.
If an education institution has a mix of ages above and below 19, then please contact us, as we can offer mixed solutions - where the under 19's gain free access and there are discounted education rates for the over 19 population.
Free access applies to all students up to 19 years old in secondary rather than tertiary education, irrespective of what they are studying.
If you experience any technical issues whilst filling in the form, please first try updating your browser or using a different one. If neither solution works, please contact us directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.