Microsoft Azure for Students Starter Offer
Azure for Students Starter gets you started with the Azure products you need to develop in the cloud at no cost to you.* Enrol here. This benefit provides you with access to a free tier that includes the following Azure services:
- Azure App Services This fully managed cloud offering enables you to build and deploy native and web apps in minutes. Use the technology you love: ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python. Add a variety of essential app services, including authentication, social integration and offline data sync, regardless of whether your app runs on Windows 10, iOS or Android. Set up continuous integration and deployment workflows with VSO, GitHub, TeamCity, Hudson or Bitbucket, enabling you to automatically build, test and deploy your web app on each successful code check-in or integration tests.
- Notification Hubs. Keep your app in touch with users by sending mobile push notifications tailored by audience, language and location using any back-end and major mobile platform.
- SQL Database as Service – A fully intelligent, fully managed, relational cloud database service. Build secure, globally distributed apps that support massive scale.
- MySQL database from MySQL in-app gives you the experience of native MySQL support for your Web Apps. Deploy CMS solutions such as WordPress, Joomla and more, or custom applications driven by MySQL database.
- Application Insights. Get deep diagnostics and performance telemetry to ensure your web apps and services are running at their maximum potential. Search and analyse your data to continuously improve your application, prioritise future investments and improve the overall customer experience.
- Visual Studio Team Services. This set of cloud-powered collaboration tools works with your existing IDE or editor, so your team can work effectively on software projects of all sizes.
Azure for Students Starter is available to verified students, with no cost, commitment or time limit. You can access more services later if you want, but you can host your web apps and websites today with the power of the Microsoft cloud behind you and it won’t cost anything.
*Costs are limited by providing access to Azure services that include a free tier of service use. For more details on Azure pricing, please visit our Pricing page.
Azure for Students Starter is only available to students. You must confirm that you are aged 13 or older if you reside in the United States, or aged 16 or older if you reside in a country other than the United States, and verify your academic status through your organisation’s email address (or Shibboleth if supported by your organisation). This offer is not available for use in a massive open online course (MOOC) or in other professional trainings from for-profit organisations.
This offer is limited to one Azure for Students Starter subscription per eligible customer, is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise permitted by Microsoft. Microsoft may terminate this offer at our sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.
Upgrades and spending limits
You may upgrade to a Pay-as-you-go subscription online at any time. This allows continued use of Azure.
You will initially only be able to access Azure services that are available with a free tier of service use. Your account will start with a $0 spending limit, which means you’ll only be able to consume the Azure services that are within the free tier of the service offer.
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A credit card is not required for the Azure for Students Starter offer. You may upgrade to a Pay-as-you-go subscription online.
You may cancel this subscription at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.
As long as you are a validated user of the Microsoft Azure for Students Starter programme, you will have access rights to this offering.
Azure’s Microsoft Imagine benefit is intended for development and test purposes. Production workloads must be run on a different Azure subscription.
We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.
This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:
|Afghanistan||US Dollar ($)|
|Albania||US Dollar ($)|
|Algeria||US Dollar ($)|
|Angola||US Dollar ($)|
|Argentina||Argentine Peso ($)|
|Armenia||US Dollar ($)|
|Australia||Australian Dollar ($)|
|Azerbaijan||US Dollar ($)|
|Bahamas||US Dollar ($)|
|Bahrain||US Dollar ($)|
|Bangladesh||US Dollar ($)|
|Barbados||US Dollar ($)|
|Belarus||US Dollar ($)|
|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 ($)|
|Republic of Cabo Verde||US Dollar ($)|
|Cameroon||US Dollar ($)|
|Canada||Canadian Dollar ($)|
|Cayman Islands||US Dollar ($)|
|Chile||US Dollar ($)|
|China||US Dollar ($)|
|Colombia||US Dollar ($)|
|Republic of the Congo||US Dollar ($)|
|Costa Rica||US Dollar ($)|
|Côte d’Ivoire||US Dollar ($)|
|Curaçao||US Dollar ($)|
|Czech Republic||Euro (€)|
|Denmark||Danish Krone (kr)|
|Dominican Republic||US Dollar ($)|
|Ecuador||US Dollar ($)|
|Egypt||US Dollar ($)|
|El Salvador||US Dollar ($)|
|Ethiopia||US Dollar ($)|
|Faroe Islands||Euro (€)|
|Fiji||US Dollar ($)|
|Georgia||US Dollar ($)|
|Ghana||US Dollar ($)|
|Guatemala||US Dollar ($)|
|Honduras||US Dollar ($)|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)|
|India||Indian Rupee (₹)|
|Indonesia||Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)|
|Iraq||US Dollar ($)|
|Israel||US Dollar ($)|
|Jamaica||US Dollar ($)|
|Japan||Japanese Yen (¥)|
|Jordan||US Dollar ($)|
|Kazakhstan||US Dollar ($)|
|Kenya||US Dollar ($)|
|Korea||Korean Won (₩)|
|Kuwait||US Dollar ($)|
|Kyrgyzstan||US Dollar ($)|
|Lebanon||US Dollar ($)|
|Libya||US Dollar ($)|
|Liechtenstein||Swiss Franc (CHF)|
|Macao||US Dollar ($)|
|Macedonia (FYRO)||US Dollar ($)|
|Malaysia||Malaysian Ringgit (RM$)|
|Mauritius||US Dollar ($)|
|Mexico||Mexican Peso (MXN$)|
|Moldova||US Dollar ($)|
|Mongolia||US Dollar ($)|
|Montenegro||US Dollar ($)|
|Morocco||US Dollar ($)|
|Namibia||US Dollar ($)|
|Nepal||US Dollar ($)|
|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 ($)|
|Philippines||US Dollar ($)|
|Puerto Rico||US Dollar ($)|
|Qatar||US Dollar ($)|
|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 ($)|
|South Africa||South African Rand (R)|
|Sri Lanka||US Dollar ($)|
|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 the service limits, quotas and constraints document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, also called quotas. If you need to exceed these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can adjust your limits appropriately. You must upgrade your Azure for Students Starter subscription to a Pay-as-you-go subscription to increase your quotas or limits.
All increases in service usage (for example, 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.
If any Azure for Students Starter subscription is not incurring charges or is inactive for more than 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources, including hosted services, virtual machines and websites. We will provide notice before removing any compute resources. You can avoid becoming inactive by doing one of the following at least once every 90 days:
- Log in to either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal; or
- Access your resources via our Azure APIs.
Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue this offer or any of the free services at any time with or without notice.