Student developer resources
Gain skills to jump-start your career and make a positive impact on the world.
Jump-start your career in tech
Find the resources you need to learn everything, from the top programming languages to cloud developer skills that just might help you land your first job. Get empowered to achieve more with tools and programmes just for students.
Fuel your dream projects by learning about developer tools, cloud technologies and more.
Use your developer skills to start building in the cloud.
Meet other students who are passionate about technology and get involved in the tech community.
Learn something new
Start learning about programming, cloud technologies and world-class developer tools. Microsoft makes it easy to learn through our curated videos, Microsoft Learn platform and exclusive content created in partnership with schools such as Carnegie Mellon University and Oxford University. The best part? It’s all free!
Python for Beginners (video series)
Take a look at this popular series of short videos covering topics ranging from configuring Visual Studio Code to understanding conditional logic and start building your Python skills.
If you’re interested in the cloud but aren’t quite sure what you can do with it, start here.
CMU Cloud Developer course
Take Carnegie Mellon University’s course, Cloud Developer, through Microsoft Learn. You’ll learn about the software engineering principles of the cloud, including topics such as virtualisation and programming for scalability.
Build with the best tools
Build software and collaborate with 40 million other developers on GitHub. Do everything from hosting and reviewing code to managing projects – and take advantage of programmes and offers just for students. Get free access to great developer tools in the GitHub Student Developer Pack, become a technology community leader as a GitHub Campus Expert or just explore.
Visual Studio Code
Code in Python, Java, C++ or any other language using Visual Studio Code. This free, open-source and language-agnostic source code editor is lightweight yet powerful, and runs on your desktop – whether you use Windows, macOS or Linux. Write using IntelliSense smart code completion and debug your app directly from the editor. Find out how Visual Studio Code helps you be more productive – and remember, it’s free.
Azure for Students
Get $100 in Azure credits and free access to popular cloud services and developer tools with Azure for Students. Simply sign up with your school email address to verify that you’re a student – no need to enter a credit card. From there, download popular developer tools such as Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, along with learning resources on topics such as AI, machine learning and data science.
Get involved in the community
Take a look at these programmes to take your tech skills to the next level.
Microsoft Learn student ambassadors
Join a group of on-campus student leaders with a passion for sharing technology with classmates. Become a Learn Student Ambassador to gain leadership experience, get access to extra resources, and develop your technical and career skills.
Bring your tech idea to life by participating in the Imagine Cup, a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to create applications that change how we live, work and play. Every year, tens of thousands of students from around the world compete for cash, travel and prizes – and the chance to take home the Imagine Cup!
Join a hackathon to learn skills that you may not gain in the classroom, make new friends and work on a project that you’re passionate about. Microsoft sponsors many hackathons each year through Major League Hacking (MLH), the official student hackathon league.
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Internships and careers
When people with a passion for technology get together, they create things that change the world. Microsoft offers a variety of programmes designed to help you jump-start your career while working on projects that matter.
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