October 11-13, 2022

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GitKraken Client Documentation

GitKraken Pro for Students

GitKraken Pro is available for free to students through the GitHub Student Pack. If you don’t have the pack yet, first apply through GitHub:

Get the GitHub Student Pack

🚨Important: Once you get the pack, you must sign into your GitKraken account through GitHub one more time to enable Pro on your account.


Enabling Pro for Students

Once GitHub has approved your pack, you must sign into your GitKraken account through GitHub 1 more time to enable Pro.

To sign in again, launch GitKraken Client and navigate to File Sign into a Different Account Sign in with GitHub

Or you may login by navigating to the profile dropdown > Sign into a different account > Sign in with GitHub


When you sign in with GitHub, GitKraken Client will check whether your GitHub account has the GitHub Student Pack. If the app sees the pack, you should see the Pro flag in the bottom right of the UI and you will be able to open private repos.

If you don’t see Pro then this means GitKraken does not see a pack with the email address tied to your GitHub account. This may mean you need to update the primary email address for your GitHub.com account.


Student Pack FAQ

How long does it take to approve the GitHub Student Pack?

GitHub controls the approval process for the GitHub Student Pack. If you have questions about the status of your application, please email education@github.com.

Once you get approved, all you need to do is sign into your GitKraken account with your GitHub account 1 more time.

I got the student pack but I don’t see Pro when I open GitKraken. What should I do?

Once GitHub has approved your pack, you must sign into your GitKraken account through GitHub 1 more time to enable Pro.

How long will I have Pro as a student?

You will have Pro while you have an active GitHub Student Pack. Once the pack expires, your GitKraken Pro access will expire too.

Can I use my GitKraken Pro license on more than one computer?

Yes, your GitKraken subscription is associated with your email address, not a specific computer. So you can use GitKraken Client on as many computers as you’d like!

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