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 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 test.

  • 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 the deep diagnostics and performance telemetry to ensure your web apps and services are running at their maximum potential. Search and analyze your data to continuously improve your application, prioritize 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 at 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

  • All APIs in the S1 tier are charged at a flat rate of $5 per 1,000 transactions. Learn more about Azure Maps pricing

  • You can change the configuration of your Azure Maps account at any time. For instructions on how to make changes in the Azure portal, please see the documentation on managing the pricing tier of your Azure Maps account.

  • Microsoft is committed to ensuring your privacy. When you sign up for Azure using GitHub, the profile information that’s requested is used to check for the presence of an existing Microsoft account and to create a new account if needed. Once your information enters the Microsoft ecosystem, it’s protected by our terms of service and we don’t share it without your permission. Connecting your GitHub identity to a Microsoft account will not give Microsoft access to your code.

  • You can manage the connection between your GitHub account and Microsoft account on the personal settings page under the Applications tab.

  • To sign up for an Azure free account, all you need is a phone number, a credit or debit card, and a GitHub account or Microsoft account username (formerly Windows Live ID). Create your Azure free account

  • With GitHub identity support, you can use your existing GitHub account in place of a Microsoft account on Azure and other Microsoft sites. Learn more