Get all the apps and books your students need.

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

Apps for iPad and Mac.

Buy apps in volume for both iPad and Mac through the VPP Store. A wide variety of free apps is also available. Purchasing in volume lets you tap into immediate benefits for your entire institution. Since the VPP allows developers to offer special pricing for education institutions, you can receive a 50 per cent discount for certain app purchases in quantities of 20 or more.

Books from the iBooks Store.

Provide students and staff members with all the tools they need to enhance learning. Use the VPP to purchase a wide variety of books from the iBooks Store. Discover children’s books, classic novels, reference guides and textbooks from major publishers, and bring entirely new ways of learning to your institution. Free books are also available.

A better way to manage content.

You can use the VPP with your Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution to distribute apps and books 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 — 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

Distribute books.

Books purchased through the VPP can be distributed through managed book distribution but cannot be revoked or reassigned. Books, EPUB files and PDFs you create with iBooks Author or other tools can also be distributed via MDM and configured with restrictions.

Speed up content delivery.

Using Caching Server 2, you can can quickly deliver OS updates, app downloads 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 and books in volume using purchase orders and credit cards. Institutions using purchase orders can procure 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 0800-692-7753 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 and books in volume.

Enrol now


Set up a VPP 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 can then set up and manage your institution’s administrators for purchasing and distributing content.


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

Volume Purchase Program Guide

Get your organisation started purchasing and distributing apps and books in volume.

Program Guide

The VPP is available in the following countries and regions:

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