JetBrains the company behind PhpStorm and several another popular IDE such as IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, WebStorm, etc. has launched a Free Student License Program in September 2014.
This makes it available for students as well as instructor to get a free Phpstorm license or any other products for one year. The same can be renewed after one year as long as you are a student or instructor.
Step To Get Free PhpStorm License
The license that we are about to apply will not only work with PhpStorm but, it will work on all the products of JetBrains including IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, WebStorm, RubyMine, PyCharm, AppCode, ReSharper Ultimate, CLion, and DataGrip.
To get the free license go to this link and click on the Apply Now button that you found after the list of products.
You will be presented with a form where you can apply your license using your University email address or ISIC(International Student Identity Card)/ITIC(International Teacher Identity Card) card. If you don’t have any of these two, you can apply using your Official document such as Student ID Card, etc.
Once you have submitted the form you will get your free license instantly. You’ll get an email with the license activation link. Except if you apply using the Official document, you’ll have to wait for the JetBrains team to review your application.
When you received your JetBrains Student License Confirmation, click on the Activate Educational License and follow the process to complete the activation of your license.