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Hey students—start building the future with Azure

Get a $100 credit when you create your Azure free account

No credit card needed

Simply verify your student status through your school email address and you are ready to go.

No credit card needed

Simply verify your student status through your school email address and you are ready to go.

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25+ free products

Explore virtual machines, artificial intelligence (AI), databases and more.

Learn more

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$100 in free credit

Use your credits with any Azure product to build a class project or a hackathon.

$100 in free credit

Use your credits with any Azure product to build a class project or a hackathon.

Just imagine the possibilities

Do all this and more with your free account.

Start building your apps

Develop in your favourite language with Web Apps.

Explore AI

Build your very own bots with Bot Service.

Make the most of big data

Learn to manage data effectively with HDInsight.

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 an Azure 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 know how much of the $100 I have used and how much I have left?

Your remaining credit is show on the Microsoft Azure Sponsorships Portal.

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
  • Limited collection of free products including Azure App Services, Visual Studio Team Services and Notification Hubs
  • 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