What is Azure for Students Starter?

Azure for Students Starter gets you started with the Azure products you need to develop in the cloud at no cost to you*. This benefit provides you with access to a free tier of the following services:

  • Azure App Services – A fully managed cloud offering that 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, offline data sync and more, 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 enabling you to send mobile push notifications tailored by audience, language and location using any back-end and major mobile platforms.

  • MySQL database from MySQL in-app which 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 provides you with 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 provides a set of cloud-powered collaboration tools that work with your existing IDE or editor, so your team can work effectively on software projects of all shapes and sizes. Azure for Students Starter is available to verified students, with no cost, commitment or time limit.

*Costs are limited by providing access to Azure services that include a free tier of service use. Get more details on Azure pricing.

To get detailed terms of use for Azure for Students Starter, please visit the offer terms.

Related questions and answers

  • Managed Instance allows for scaling compute and storage independently. Customers pay for compute measured in vCores, storage and backup measured in gigabytes (GB).

    Managed Instance has two price options:

    • Licence included: Excludes Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server. This option is for customers who choose not to apply their existing SQL Server licences with Software Assurance to Managed Instance.
    • Base rate: Reduced price that includes Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. Customers can opt into this price by using their SQL Server licences with Software Assurance.
  • Managed Instance is billed on a predictable, hourly rate based on the service tier, provisioned compute in vCores, provisioned storage and backup in GB per month. Backup storage up to 100 per cent of your total database storage is included; beyond this, you’ll be billed in GB per month.

  • Enterprise Agreement (EA)customers can purchase Azure Standard and ProDirect technical support through their reseller or Microsoft sales representative. Developer support is not available through an EA. For customers interested in Unified or Premier Support, please work with a Microsoft sales representative.

  • Currently, the virtual machines offered under the three promos will be available for on-demand deployment until 31 October 2020. The promo virtual machines deployed before that will continue to run. However, these virtual machines will not be available for new deployments after the promo end date.

  • You can easily access Azure Support by going online to the Azure portal and submitting a support request. Access to subscription management and billing support is included with your Microsoft Azure subscription, and technical support is provided through one of the Azure Support Plans. For step-by-step guidance for the Azure portal, see How to create an Azure support request. Alternatively, you can create and manage your support tickets programmatically using the Azure Support ticket REST API.