Azure for Education

The developer tools and learning resources students and educators need to build cloud-based skills.

Dream it. Build it. Live it.

Build, deploy and manage applications with comprehensive Azure cloud services. Whether you are a student getting started, an educator teaching advanced workloads or just interested in building cloud-based skills in your community, we have got the cloud development resources you need.

Students

Students jump-start their careers and innovation with free access to Azure, developer tools and learning resources.

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Compete in Imagine Cup

Educators

Professors, teaching assistants and faculty get access to open source content for classes and $200 in Azure credits, plus free services.

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Institutions

Prepare your students for cloud-based tech careers with Azure. Provide professional developer tools, software, services and educational content to your faculty and students with a low-cost subscription to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.

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Help students in your community build cloud skills

Bring learning opportunities to your community, whether it is your family, a club or your local school. Get started with these resources and tools to help students build the skills they need for the future.

Compete in Microsoft Imagine Cup

Imagine Cup empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge to create applications that shape how we live, work and play. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel, prizes and the honor of taking home the Imagine Cup.

Learn about Imagine Cup

Host a workshop

Use GitHub hosted labs to bring AI, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to your community workshop. Each hands-on lab contains step-by-step instructions to help you build intelligent applications with popular Azure products.

Explore AI and machine learning labs

Explore IoT labs

Take a free coding course

Start learning today with free learning paths and labs to improve coding skills. Whether you are just starting out or you have some coding experience, Microsoft Learn has a path for you.

Explore hands-on learning

Create a computer lab in the cloud

Easily set up and provide on-demand access to preconfigured virtual machines to support your classroom, workshop or hackathon.

Try Azure Lab Services

Learn more about student programmes and offers

Take advantage of a variety of programmes, resources and career opportunities to help students pursue careers in technology or any other industry.

Explore Microsoft resources for students

Universities are doing great things with Azure

“By using Azure Notebooks, students are not hindered by installation issues. They can just start working straight away. All they need is a decent browser and an Internet connection.”

—Dr. Garth Wells: Hibbit Reader in Solid Mechanics, Department of Engineering

Read how Cambridge uses Azure to teach engineering

University of Cambridge

“We tried several solutions and found that many cloud-based IoT platforms are overly complicated for what they do. Among the possible options, Azure was the best choice to get this done.”

—Luca Mottola: Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Learn why Milan’s largest university chose Azure

Politecnico

Students build a prosthetic solution using Azure

In July 2018, two students from Canada won the Imagine Cup and took home $85000 plus $50000 in Azure grants for designing an accessibility-focused solution. They created smartARM, a robotic prosthetic hand that calculates the appropriate grip for objects by utilizing Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Computer Vision.

Meet Team smartARM and their incredible innovation