What if I am unable to access or qualify for Azure for Students Starter?

We encourage you to consider an Azure Free Account.

Related questions and answers

  • No, you can’t apply your credit to Azure Marketplace offers. However, many Azure Marketplace partners offer free trials and/or free tier plans for their solutions.

  • No. Signing up is free and does not require a credit card.

  • If you decide not to upgrade at the end of 12 months or after you've exhausted your USD 100 credit, whichever comes first, any products you've deployed will be decommissioned and you won't be able to access them. You can always come back within the next 90 days to upgrade your subscription.

  • As long as you use the service quantities included for free during the term, you won’t have to pay anything. Use your Azure for Students credits to pay for services you use over the free quantity included. To continue using Azure after you have exhausted your available credits, you may upgrade to a Pay-as-you-go subscription by contacting Azure Support. After you have upgraded, you will only pay for services you use over the free included quantity.

  • Microsoft Learn is a free, online learning platform that allows you to learn Azure technologies at your own pace. Learning Paths combine modules that allow you to start with the basics, then move to advanced methods that address real-world challenges.

  • You need to provide a phone number and your academic organisation’s email address (for example, your_name@your_school.edu) to sign up for an Azure for Students subscription.