Get all the apps your students need.

Purchase apps in bulk with the Volume Purchase Program and distribute apps directly to devices with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan.

Apps for iOS and Mac.

Buy apps in volume for both iOS and Mac through the VPP store. Free apps are also available, so you can provide students and faculty with all the tools they need to enhance learning.

Pricing for education.

Developers can offer education institutions special pricing on apps through VPP. If a developer has enabled education pricing, institutions receive a 50% discount when purchasing in quantities of 20 or more.

A better way to manage content.

You can use the Volume Purchase Program with your mobile device management solution to distribute apps over the air.

Manage apps.

Easily assign apps to devices or users while retaining ownership and control. With iOS 9, you can now choose to distribute apps directly to iPad, and no Apple ID is required on the device. This helps speed up your institution’s deployments and lets users create their Apple ID at a later time. Apps can be assigned, revoked and reassigned.

Learn more about managing devices

Speed up content delivery.

Using Caching Server 2, you can can quickly deliver OS updates, app downloads and updates, and content updates over the air. When a device on your network downloads new software or data from Apple, a copy is automatically stored on your server. This speeds up the subsequent download and delivery of content over your institution’s network.

Learn more about Caching Server 2

Accepting cards and purchase orders.

Education institutions can purchase apps in volume using purchase orders and credit cards. Institutions using purchase orders can procure Volume Purchase Program Credit (VPP Credit) which provides credit to administrators electronically through email and for any amount. Education customers can buy VPP Credit through the Apple Online Store for Education or by calling 1-800-800-2775 to work with an Apple representative.

Get started.

In just a few simple steps, your institution can be set up to purchase and distribute apps in volume.

Enrol now


Set up a Volume Purchase Program account by providing basic information about your institution and who will manage the program.


In the VPP store, search for the content you need, enter the quantity and complete the transaction with VPP Credit or a credit card.

Set Up.

After enrolment is complete, you then set up and manage your institution’s administrators for the purchasing and distribution of content.


Using your MDM solution or Apple Configurator 2, you can distribute purchased apps to your institution’s devices, or authorized users. You can also distribute content using redeemable codes.

Volume Purchase Program Guide.

Get your organization started on purchasing and distributing apps in volume.

Download the program guide

The Volume Purchase Program is available in the following countries or regions:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.