Azure Pass sponsorship

This restricted offer provides entitled customers with monetary credits to access Microsoft Azure at no charge.

Special Pricing

The pricing for your Microsoft Azure usage under this offer will be 100% off standard published Pay-As-You-Go rates for the term specified below.

Term and Conversion to Paid Account

Unless prohibited by applicable law or otherwise specified in writing, the special pricing will terminate and your subscription(s) under the Microsoft Azure Pass Sponsorship offer will be converted automatically to the Pay-As-You-Go offer if you have a payment instrument associated with the subscription and upon the earlier occurrence of (1) when your total cumulative usage reaches your Usage Cap (as specified in your invitation email) at standard Pay-As-You-Go rates prior to application of any discount, or (2) when our reach your End Date (as specified in your invitation email). Your special pricing will also terminate if your Account ID (as specified in your invitation email) is associated with an applicable Enterprise Agreement enrolment, in which case you will be subject to the pricing and terms of your Enterprise Agreement. You will be responsible for all usage charges after the special pricing expires.

To add a payment instrument you can follow the steps here.


Special pricing does not apply to Microsoft Azure support plans, third-party branded products, products sold through Microsoft Azure Marketplace or products otherwise sold separately from Microsoft Azure (for example, Active Directory Premium). You will be responsible for all charges incurred for these services and products.

The Azure Pass Sponsorship offer can’t be combined with other licensing, prepaid or credit offers (i.e Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, Cloud Solution Partner, Azure in Open, Azure Pass, Action Pack etc.).

Payment Options

Only credit or debit cards will be accepted, unless previously approved for invoice. Please note that we do not accept prepaid and virtual credit cards.

More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.

Cancellation policy

You may cancel at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.

Offer Availability

This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:

Afghanistan US Dollar ($)
Albania US Dollar ($)
Algeria US Dollar ($)
Angola US Dollar ($)
Argentina Argentine Peso ($)
Armenia US Dollar ($)
Australia Australian Dollar ($)
Austria Euro (€)
Azerbaijan US Dollar ($)
Bahamas US Dollar ($)
Bahrain US Dollar ($)
Bangladesh US Dollar ($)
Barbados US Dollar ($)
Belarus US Dollar ($)
Belgium Euro (€)
Belize US Dollar ($)
Bermuda US Dollar ($)
Bolivia US Dollar ($)
Bosnia and Herzegovina US Dollar ($)
Botswana US Dollar ($)
Brazil Brazilian Real (R$)
Brunei Darussalam US Dollar ($)
Bulgaria Euro (€)
Republic of Cabo Verde US Dollar ($)
Cameroon US Dollar ($)
Canada Canadian Dollar ($)
Cayman Islands US Dollar ($)
Chile US Dollar ($)
Colombia US Dollar ($)
Republic of the Congo US Dollar ($)
Costa Rica US Dollar ($)
Côte d’Ivoire US Dollar ($)
Croatia Euro (€)
Curaçao US Dollar ($)
Cyprus Euro (€)
Czech Republic Euro (€)
Denmark Danish Krone (kr)
Dominican Republic US Dollar ($)
Ecuador US Dollar ($)
Egypt US Dollar ($)
El Salvador US Dollar ($)
Estonia Euro (€)
Ethiopia US Dollar ($)
Faroe Islands Euro (€)
Fiji US Dollar ($)
Finland Euro (€)
France Euro (€)
Georgia US Dollar ($)
Germany Euro (€)
Ghana US Dollar ($)
Greece Euro (€)
Guatemala US Dollar ($)
Honduras US Dollar ($)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)
Hungary Euro (€)
Iceland Euro (€)
India Indian Rupee (₹)
Indonesia Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Iraq US Dollar ($)
Ireland Euro (€)
Israel US Dollar ($)
Italy Euro (€)
Jamaica US Dollar ($)
Japan Japanese Yen (¥)
Jordan US Dollar ($)
Kazakhstan US Dollar ($)
Kenya US Dollar ($)
Korea Korean Won (₩)
Kuwait US Dollar ($)
Kyrgyzstan US Dollar ($)
Latvia Euro (€)
Lebanon US Dollar ($)
Libya US Dollar ($)
Liechtenstein Swiss Franc (CHF)
Lithuania Euro (€)
Luxembourg Euro (€)
Macao US Dollar ($)
Macedonia (FYRO) US Dollar ($)
Malaysia Malaysian Ringgit (RM$)
Malta Euro (€)
Mauritius US Dollar ($)
Mexico Mexican Peso (MXN$)
Moldova US Dollar ($)
Monaco Euro (€)
Mongolia US Dollar ($)
Montenegro US Dollar ($)
Morocco US Dollar ($)
Namibia US Dollar ($)
Nepal US Dollar ($)
Netherlands Euro (€)
New Zealand New Zealand Dollar ($)
Nicaragua US Dollar ($)
Nigeria US Dollar ($)
Norway Norwegian Krone (kr)
Oman US Dollar ($)
Pakistan US Dollar ($)
Palestinian Authority US Dollar ($)
Panama US Dollar ($)
Paraguay US Dollar ($)
Peru US Dollar ($)
Philippines US Dollar ($)
Poland Euro (€)
Portugal Euro (€)
Puerto Rico US Dollar ($)
Qatar US Dollar ($)
Romania Euro (€)
Russia Russian Rouble (₽)
Rwanda US Dollar ($)
Saint Kitts and Nevis US Dollar ($)
Saudi Arabia Saudi Riyal (SR)
Senegal US Dollar ($)
Serbia US Dollar ($)
Singapore US Dollar ($)
Slovakia Euro (€)
Slovenia Euro (€)
South Africa South African Rand (R)
Spain Euro (€)
Sri Lanka US Dollar ($)
Sweden Swedish Krona (kr)
Switzerland Swiss Franc (CHF)
Taiwan Taiwanese Dollar (NT$)
Tajikistan US Dollar ($)
Tanzania US Dollar ($)
Thailand US Dollar ($)
Trinidad and Tobago US Dollar ($)
Tunisia US Dollar ($)
Turkey Turkish Lira (TL)
Turkmenistan US Dollar ($)
Uganda US Dollar ($)
Ukraine US Dollar ($)
United Arab Emirates US Dollar ($)
United Kingdom British Pound (£)
United States US Dollar ($)
Uruguay US Dollar ($)
Uzbekistan US Dollar ($)
Venezuela US Dollar ($)
Vietnam US Dollar ($)
Virgin Islands of the United States US Dollar ($)
Yemen US Dollar ($)
Zambia US Dollar ($)
Zimbabwe US Dollar ($)

Limits, Quotas and Constraints

Please refer to this document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, quotas and constraints.

The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer services at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.

Service-level Agreements

We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.

Resource Commitment

All increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. adding to the number of compute instances running or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources. Any quota described in the Limits, Quotas and Constraints section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.

For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for more than 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources, including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.

You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:

  1. Log in to either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal
  2. Access your resources via our Azure APIs

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • The steps to redeem the Azure Pass promo code can be found at

  • Don't worry – Azure Pass accounts can only be used as "Microsoft Accounts". When logging in, you might be asked to select "Microsoft Account" or "Organisational Account". Make sure that you select the appropriate account, otherwise it will state that the subscription is not available. If you didn’t select an option, log out and log in under the appropriate account. The browser will often default to "Organisational Account" if it has been selected before, so you might need to reset your browser cache.

  • The Azure Pass programme includes an Azure service plan for the duration of the pass. You can open a support ticket to Azure support to get help for technical issues or questions.

  • Extensions are at the discretion of your Microsoft Sponsor. Please get in touch with your Microsoft contact for these types of requests.

  • When an Azure subscription has been disabled, Microsoft will retain the data on that subscription for 90 days. However, you can create a support case at any time through the to re-enable the subscription, and services will still be available.

  • No, Azure Pass subscriptions do not support account ownership transfer.

  • Yes, once your promo code has been redeemed, contact Azure support for a subscription conversion.

  • Each account is limited to one concurrent Azure Pass. If you obtain a second Azure Pass promo code, you will need to redeem that promo code after the current offer has ended or with a new account.

  • The EA admin will need to add the account owner's email address of the Pass subscription to the EA. When this has been added, an invitation must be accepted, then the subscription will be converted to an EA.
    Note: Any Pass credit remaining before transfer will be lost. Make sure that you either use the credits or use another account.

  • No, it isn't possible to convert an Azure Pass subscription to a new offer type. The best option would be to create a new subscription of that new offer type, then contact support to migrate the services between subscriptions.

  • No, you don't need to use a credit card to redeem your pass and activate your Microsoft Azure account. We only require the promotion code that is associated with your Microsoft Azure Academic Pass to redeem your pass, and your Microsoft account for logging in. You can provide a credit card to pay for usage above the $100/month limit or to pay for third-party add-ins in the Azure Store.

  • If you add a credit card, and your subscription is active at the end of the Azure Pass offer, it will convert to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription. You will only be charged for usage on the subscription once it’s been converted to Pay-As-You-Go.

  • Your data and services are stored for 90 days. After 90 days, your information will be removed.

  • You can enter a credit card. If you have a credit card on file and your subscription is active, it will be converted to Pay-As-You-Go at the end of the Azure Pass offer.

  • You can enter a credit card and convert to a Pay-as-you-go account.

  • No, a Microsoft Account (LiveID) or Organisational Account (Org ID) can only redeem one Azure Pass code.

  • Prior to the expiry date, you will have the opportunity to migrate your data to a paid Microsoft Azure subscription. You have 90 days after expiry before your data is removed. If you are planning to convert to a paid subscription, it is recommended that you do this prior to expiry, as reactivating accounts will require a support ticket to be opened. If you choose not to migrate your Microsoft Azure account to a paid account, please make sure that you copy your data.

  • As Microsoft Azure Passes are free and we do not collect any payment for their usage, our standard SLA terms do not apply.

  • You will need to contact support. Because activating/migrating your subscription to PAYG support might require your non-expired credit card details, please have them available for faster turnaround.

  • Yes, the Azure Pass provides access to the global instance of Azure and its data centres, except in regions where you need a local presence, e.g. India or Australia.