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Hey students—start building the future with Azure

Get a $100 credit and access to popular products like Visual Studio Code when you create your free Azure account

No credit card needed

Simply verify your student status through your school email address and you are ready to go with $100 in credit.

No credit card needed

Simply verify your student status through your school email address and you are ready to go with $100 in credit.

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More than 25 free developer products

Build your skills in trending tech including data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other areas—with access to free developer products and resources.

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Drive your career

Access free learning paths and labs to take your skills to the next level.

Drive your career

Access free learning paths and labs to take your skills to the next level.

Just imagine the possibilities

Do all this and more with your student account.

Start building your apps

Develop in Visual Studio Code with your favourite language to create custom apps.

Explore AI

Cognitive Services and smart APIs enable your apps to see, hear, speak, understand and do more.

Make the most of big data

Build and train machine learning models faster with the latest open source technologies.

Explore these popular products for free in addition to your $100 credit

Linux Virtual Machines

COMPUTE

750 Hours

B1S VM

Create Linux virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.

SQL Database

DATABASES

250 GB

Create a SQL Database that delivers intelligence built-in.

App Service

COMPUTE

10

web, mobile or API apps

Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools including Node.js and PHP.

Functions

COMPUTE

10,00,000

requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

Microsoft IoT Hub

INTERNET OF THINGS

8,000

messages per day

Connect, monitor and manage billions of IoT assets.

Machine Learning Studio

ANALYTICS

100

modules per experiment

Build powerful, cloud-based machine learning applications.

Get more for your career or classroom!

What else do I need to know?

What happens once I use all of my $100 free credit?

We will notify you via email so you can decide if you want to upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go Azure subscription. If you do, you will have access to all the popular products. If you don't, your subscription and products will be disabled.

Can I apply any of my $100 credit towards Azure Marketplace offers?

No, your credit cannot be applied to Azure Marketplace offers. However, many Azure Marketplace partners off free trials and/or free tier plans for their solutions.

How many Azure for Students subscriptions am I allowed to sign up for?

There is a limit of one subscription per person.

How do I download my free Developer Tools?

Visit the Education Hub to download your free software once you have activated your Azure for Students offer.

Additional offers for students and educators

Azure for Students Starter

  • Available to high school or secondary students*
  • Limited to web and mobile app development scenarios
  • Access and download professional developer software
  • No credit card required
Read the FAQ for eligibility and offer details

*Age restrictions apply. Read the FAQ for more details.

Azure free account

  • Available for educators, faculty and students
  • Get started with a $200 credit to spend on any Azure products
  • Keep going with 12 months of free access to popular products
  • Credit card required, but pay nothing until you choose