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Start building apps
Develop with your favourite languages and create customised apps in Visual Studio.
Give your apps the ability to see, hear, speak, understand language, and do more with smart APIs and Azure Cognitive Services.
Work with big data sets
Build and train machine learning models faster with the latest open-source technologies.
After your credit, keep getting free services
Move to pay as you go for free monthly amounts of popular services for 12 months and 55+ other services always.
After your credit, keep getting free services
Move to pay as you go for free monthly amounts of popular services for 12 months and 55+ other services always.
|Azure service||Description||Type||Free monthly amount||Free period|
|Get personalised recommendations and best practices for Azure.||Management and governance||Unlimited||Always|
|Detect anomalies in data to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues.||AI + machine learning||20,000 transactions S0 tier||12 months|
|Manage APIs across all platforms with a hybrid, multicloud platform.||Integration||1 million monthly calls free with Consumption tier||Always|
|Store and manage configurations for all your Azure apps.||Developer tools||1,000 requests per day with 10 MB storage||Always|
|Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools, including Node.js and PHP.||Compute||10 web, mobile, or API apps with 1 GB storage 1 hour per day||Always|
|Store and manage rarely accessed data with locally redundant storage (LRS) or geo-redundant storage (GRS).||Storage||10 GB LRS storage, 10 GB LRS or GRS write and retrieval, and 100 reads||12 months|
|Simplify cloud management with process automation.||Management and governance||500 minutes of job runtime||Always|
|Enable identity and access management in the cloud.||Identity||50,000 stored objects with single sign-on (SSO) to all cloud apps||Always|
|Extend Azure management and services.||Hybrid + multicloud||Free Azure control plane functionality for resources outside Azure, search and indexing for Azure Arc-enabled resources||Always|
|Verify the identity and security posture of trusted platform modules and trusted execution environments.||Security||Free||Always|
|Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs.||Databases||400 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage||12 months|
|Build modern apps at any scale using a fast NoSQL database with open APIs.||Databases||1,000 request units per-second provisioned throughput with 25 GB storage||Always|
|Host a fully managed, scalable MySQL database in Azure.||Databases||750 hours of Flexible Server—Burstable B1MS Instance, 32 GB storage, and 32 GB back up storage||12 months|
|Build intelligent, scalable apps with fully managed database for PostgreSQL.||Databases||750 hours of Flexible Server—Burstable B1MS Instance, 32 GB storage, and 32 GB back up storage||12 months|
|Build apps in any language using Git repos, CI/CD and build and release automation.||Developer tools||5 users with unlimited private Git repos||Always|
|Migrate to simple, distributed, cross-platform file storage without changing code.||Storage||100 GB of LRS transaction optimised, hot and cool files. 2 million read, list and other file operations||12 months|
|Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose.||Compute||Free||Always|
|Manage service providers with Zero Trust access controls.||Management and governance||Free||Always|
|Make it easier to acquire services with a catalogue of approved cloud offerings.||Management and governance||Free publishing||Always|
|Create location-aware web and mobile applications using geospatial services, APIs, and SDKs.||Internet of Things||1,000 to 5,000 transactions for specific mapping and location insights features||Always|
|Discover, assess, right-size, and migrate your on-premises virtual machines to Azure.||Migration||Free||Always|
|Achieve real-time cloud compliance at scale with consistent resource governance.||Management and governance||Free access to configuration and change tracking features||Always|
|Simplify how you move multiple resources between Azure regions.||Management and governance||Free (ingress and egress charges may apply)||Always|
|Add real-time communications into your web applications.||Web||20 concurrent connections per unit and 20,000 messages||Always|
|Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centres.||Networking||15 GB outbound||12 months|
|Transfer data inbound and outbound through our robust network of global data centres.||Networking||100 GB outbound||Always|
|Scale your application in the cloud with job orchestration and scheduling for HPC applications.||Compute||Free||Always|
|Use massively scalable object storage for any type of unstructured data.||Storage||5 GB locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block with 20,000 read and 10,000 write operations||12 months|
|Develop intelligent, enterprise-grade bots that scale on demand.||AI + machine learning||10,000 premium channel messages and unlimited standard channel messages||Always|
|Manage Azure resources in a browser-based shell using popular command-line tools and programming languages.||Management and governance||5 GB free storage in Azure Files for 12 months||Always|
|Include a cloud search service in your web and mobile application.||AI + machine learning||50 MB storage for 10,000 hosted documents and 3 indexes per service||Always|
|Extract information such as sentiment, key phrases, named entities and language from your text.||AI + machine learning||5,000 text records||Always|
|Extract rich information from images to categorise and process visual data.||5,000 transactions for each S1, S2 and S3 tier||12 months|
|Build and deploy modern apps and microservices using serverless containers.||Containers||180,000 vCPU seconds, 360,000 GiB seconds, and 2 million requests||Always|
|Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments.||Containers||1 Standard tier registry with 100 GB storage and 10 webhooks||12 months|
|Moderate text and images to provide a safer, more positive user experience.||AI + machine learning||10,000 transactions S0 tier to moderate or review||12 months|
|Monitor, allocate and optimise cloud costs with transparency, accuracy and efficiency.||Management and governance||Free||Always|
|Easily customise computer vision models for your unique use case.||AI + machine learning||10,000 predictions S0 tier, one training hour, two projects with 5,000 training images each||12 months|
|Get more value from your enterprise data assets.||Analytics||Unlimited users||Always|
|Compose and manage data services at scale.||Analytics||5 low-frequency activities||Always|
|Simplify on-premises database migration to the cloud.||Databases||Free Standard Compute||Always|
|Enable fast, easy and lean dev-test environments.||Developer tools||Free||Always|
|Get reliable event delivery at massive scale.||Integration||100,000 operations per month||Always|
|Detect, identify, analyse, organise, and tag faces in images.||30,000 transactions S0 tier||12 months|
|Detect, identify, analyse, organise, and tag faces in images.||30,000 transactions of Free instance||Always|
|Automate the extraction of text, key/value pairs and tables from your documents.||AI + machine learning||500 pages S0 tier||12 months|
|Process events with a serverless code architecture.||Compute||1 million requests||Always|
|Build and deploy AI-powered, compliant, conversational healthcare experiences at scale.||AI + machine learning||3,000 messages (up to 10 messages per second)||Always|
|Unify and manage health data and protected health information (PHI) in the cloud.||Integration||1 GB structured and blob storage, 50,000 API requests, .5 GB transformation operations, 100,000 events||Always|
|Embed text reading and comprehension capabilities into applications.||AI + machine learning||3 million characters||Always|
|Extend cloud intelligence and analytics to IoT edge devices.||Internet of Things||Free, open-source edge runtime||Always|
|Connect, monitor, and manage IoT assets with a scalable platform.||Internet of Things||8,000 messages per day and .5 KB message metre size of Free edition||Always|
|Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets.||Security||10,000 transactions RSA 2048-bit keys or secret operations, Standard tier||12 months|
|Build natural language understanding into apps, bots and IoT devices.||AI + machine learning||10,000 text request transactions S0 tier||12 months|
|Instantly add scale, availability, and network performance to your applications.||Networking||750 hours, 15 GB of data processing, and up to five rules with Standard Load Balancer||12 months|
|Build automated integration solutions across clouds and on-premises systems.||Integration||4,000 built-in actions with the Consumption plan||Always|
|Develop and run R and Python models on your platform of choice.||AI + machine learning||Free||Always|
|Get high-performance, durable block storage for Azure Virtual Machines with simplified management.||Storage||2 64 GB (P6) solid state drives SSD storage, plus 1 GB snapshot and 2 million I/O operations||12 months|
|Index, package, protect and stream video and audio at scale.||Media||20 output minutes Standard encoder video or audio source file encoding||12 months|
|Deliver content to virtually any device at scale.||Media||5 hours each of Standard Passthrough, Live Transcription, and Standard Streaming endpoint||12 months|
|Embed AI-powered monitoring features to proactively diagnose issues.||AI + machine learning||25 time series||Always|
|Gain full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network.||Management and governance||See Azure Monitor pricing details for free amounts per feature||Always|
|Monitor, diagnose and gain insights into your network performance and health.||Networking||5 GB storage with 1,000 checks, 10 tests and 10 connection metrics||Always|
|Send push notifications to any platform from any back-end.||Mobile||1 million push notifications with free namespace||Always|
|Accelerate machine learning with curated datasets.||AI + machine learning||Free (egress charges may apply)||Always|
|Deliver rich, personalised experiences for every user.||AI + machine learning||50,000 transactions S0 tier||12 months|
|Privately access services on Azure, keeping your data on the Microsoft network.||Networking||Free||Always|
|Simplify how you manage your app resources.||Management and governance||Free||Always|
|Prevent, detect and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of your Azure resources.||Security||Free policy assessment and recommendations||Always|
|Get reliable cloud messaging as a service with simple hybrid integration.||Integration||750 hours and 13 million operations Standard tier base unit||12 months|
|Build and operate always-on, scalable, distributed apps.||Containers||Free||Always|
|Build mixed-reality apps that map, share and persist 3D content.||Mixed reality||10,000 anchors queried||Always|
|Accurately verify and identify speakers by their unique voice characteristics.||AI + machine learning||10,000 transactions each of speaker verification, speaker identification, and voice storage||Always|
|Transcribe spoken audio to text.||AI + machine learning||5 audio hours each of Standard, Customised, and Conversation Transcription Multichannel Audio, 1 Customised endpoint hosting model||Always|
|Integrate real-time speech translation into your app.||AI + machine learning||5 audio hours Standard||Always|
|Create a SQL database that delivers intelligence built in.||Databases||250 GB S0 instance with 10 database transaction units||12 months|
|Build, test and demonstrate applications in a non-production environment.||Developer tools||Free||Always|
|Streamline full-stack development from source code to global high availability.||Compute||100 GB bandwidth per subscription, 2 customised domains and .5 GB storage per app||Always|
|Build apps that convert text to lifelike speech.||AI + machine learning||5 million characters Standard, 500,000 characters Neural, and hosting model||Always|
|Add real-time, multi-language text translation to your apps, websites and tools.||AI + machine learning||2 million characters S0 tier||12 months|
|Create Linux virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.||Compute||750 hours B1s burstable virtual machines||12 months|
|Create Windows virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.||Compute||750 hours B1s burstable virtual machines||12 months|
|Provision private networks and connect to on-premises data centres.||Networking||50 virtual networks||Always|
|Boost productivity with a powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development.||Developer tools||Free||Always|
|Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity.||Networking||750 hours VpnGw1 Gateway Type||12 months|
|Build real-time, two-way communication into your web and mobile apps.||Web||20,000 messages per unit per day and 20 concurrent connections per unit (1 unit max)||Always|
Before you build in Azure, build your skills for free
Learn basic cloud concepts, get an overview of many Azure services, and deploy services for free with hands-on exercises.
Find out the kinds of solutions that AI makes possible and learn considerations for responsible AI practises.
Learn about the decisions you make before creating a virtual machine (VM). See ways to create and manage VMs.
Learn how to build and host a website. Use the programming language of your choice with no need to manage infrastructure.
Use Python, Flask, and Azure Cognitive Services to build a web app that incorporates AI to translate text.
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Start free with $100 credit to use in 12 months. While you have your credit, get free services too.
After you use your credit, wait until the 12 months are over and sign up again if you’re still a student. You'll get $100 credit and free services—just like before.
If you don't want to wait, move to pay as you go. You'll get 55+ services free always. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.
Frequently asked questions
What happens once I use all of my $100 free credit?
We'll send you an email so you can decide if you want to move to pay as you go. If you do, you'll keep getting free monthly amounts of popular services. If you don't, your subscription and products will be disabled.
Can I apply any of my $100 credit towards Azure Marketplace offers?
No, you can't use your credit for Azure Marketplace offers. However, many Azure Marketplace partners offer free trials of their solutions.
How many Azure for Students accounts am I allowed to sign up for?
There is a limit of one account per person.
How do I get my free developer tools?
After you create your Azure for Students account, download the tools from the Azure Education Hub.
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- Develop web and mobile app scenarios.
- Access and download professional developer software.
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Available to educators and faculty
- Get popular services free for 12 months and 55+ services free always.
- Start with $200 credit to use in your first 30 days.
- After your credit, pay for only what you use beyond free amounts of services.
*Depending on the country in which you sign up for your Azure free account, you may receive this credit in a specified local currency.