Microsoft Azure for Students Starter Offer
Microsoft Azure for Students Starter gets you started with the Azure products you need to develop in the cloud at no cost to you.*. Enroll here. This benefit provides you access to a free tier including that includes the following Azure services:
- Azure App Services. This fully managed cloud offering 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 and offline data sync, 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.
- Azure Functions. Write simple, serverless functions in the programming language of your choice to run code on-demand without worrying about infrastructure.
- Notification Hubs. Keep your app in touch with users by sending mobile push notifications tailored by audience, language and location using any back end and major mobile platform.
- MySQL database from MySQL in-app. This 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. Get 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.
- Azure DevOps. This set of cloud-powered collaboration tools works with your existing IDE or editor so your team can work effectively on software projects of all sizes.
Microsoft Azure for Students Starter is available to verified students at no cost, commitment or time limit. You can access more services later if you want, but you can host your web apps and websites today with the power of the Microsoft cloud behind you and it will not cost you anything.
*Costs are limited by providing access to Azure services that include a free tier of service use. For more details on Azure pricing, please visit our Pricing page.
Microsoft Azure for Students Starter is available only to students. You must affirm that you are age 13 or older if you reside in the United States and age 16 or older if you reside in a country/region other than the United States and verify your academic status through your organisation’s email address (or Shibboleth, if supported by your organisation). This offer is not available for use in a massive open online course (MOOC) or in other professional trainings from for-profit organisations.
This offer is limited to one Microsoft Azure for Students Starter subscription per eligible customer, is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise permitted by Microsoft. Microsoft may terminate this offer at our sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.
Upgrades and spending limits
You may upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription online at any time. This allows continued use of Azure.
You will initially be able to access only Azure services which are available with a free tier of service use. Your account will start with a 0 dollar spending limit, which means you will be able to consume only the Azure services that are within the free tier of the service offer.
You will not facilitate, engage in or participate in any use of Azure services, for crypto currency mining, denial of service attacks, spamming or illegal activity and/or any use that could cause harm to Microsoft or others and will enforce strong internal controls to prevent the same. Microsoft may from time to time contact you regarding your use of your Azure services and you will upon such request provide reasonable documentation regarding your use. If Microsoft believes for any reason that such Azure services are being used for any prohibited purpose, Microsoft may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to the Azure services.
Software Download Benefits
Your Subscription will provide you with access to certain Software Download Benefits expressly intended to support your education, non-commercial research or efforts to design, develop, test and demonstrate software applications for the above purposes. Software Download Benefits are personal to you and you may not transfer, sell, share, sub-licence, assign or lend them. Your access to and use of the Software Download Benefits are subject to the terms of this Agreement and any separate terms that are specific to the particular benefit. You must have a current, active Azure for Students subscription in order to access most of the Software Download Benefits.
Your installation and use of any software; cloud services or developer tools provided as Software Download Benefits is subject to separate licence terms provided with the software, services or tools, such as click-through licence terms, except for any changes to those terms that are provided in this Agreement. You may only use these Software Download Benefits in a virtual environment if allowed by the specific product end user licence. Of course, you may not use the software, cloud services of developer tools to develop any form of malicious software or spamware.
Certain software may require activation. If so, you must activate the software within the geographic region associated with your Azure for Students subscription.
Certain software may require a key to install or access it. Not all software is provided with the same number of keys. You are responsible for the use of any keys assigned to you. You may not transfer, sell, share, sub-licence, assign or lend keys. Key activity is monitored. Microsoft reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Azure for Students subscription or access to the software, without any notice or obligation to you, if we detect suspicious activity related to keys or activations. Microsoft reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion whether an activity constitutes suspicious activity. Microsoft may deactivate or otherwise limit your keys when your Azure for Students subscription ends. Deactivated keys will not be able to activate software. You will not engage in or facilitate the unauthorised manufacture, duplication, delivery, sale, transfer or use of counterfeit, pirated, unlicenced or illegal Microsoft products or services or otherwise infringe any of Microsoft’s intellectual property rights. You will timely report to Microsoft any suspected counterfeiting, piracy or other intellectual property infringement and will reasonably cooperate with Microsoft and its affiliates in the investigation of any such activities. You may not use Software Download Benefits to provide any services to others (such as hosting, web agency, integration or outsourced development, etc.).
The software may include third party code. Any third party scripts or code, linked to or referenced from the software, are licenced to you by the third parties that own such code, not by Microsoft. Notices, if any, for the third party code are included for your information only. The software made available to you in the Microsoft Azure for Students Starter subscription is licenced, not sold and Microsoft reserves all rights to the software not expressly granted by Microsoft, whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise.
Azure credits may not be used to purchase Azure support plans, Azure DevOps, Visual Studio subscriptions, Visual Studio Mobile Center services, third-party branded products, products sold through the Azure Marketplace or products otherwise licensed separately from Azure (for example, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium).
Prohibited Use of Microsoft Azure for Students Starter
As a condition of your use of Microsoft Azure for Students Starter, you will not use them for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use Azure for Students Starter in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any Microsoft server or the network(s) connected to any Microsoft server or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of Microsoft Azure for Students Starter. You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any Microsoft Azure for Students Starter, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Microsoft server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Azure for Students Starter.
Microsoft Azure for Students Starter and associated website(s) may contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums, file cabinets and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others ("Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the Communication Services, you will not:
Use the Communication Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Upload or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Communication Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party.
Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs virus, ransomware, cancelbots, corrupted files, malware in general or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.
Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed and/or distributed in such manner.
Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
Use, download or otherwise copy or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of Azure for Students or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.
Microsoft has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Microsoft reserves the right to review materials posted to the Communication Services and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.
Microsoft reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as Microsoft deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Microsoft's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself and sensitive information in any Communication Services.
Microsoft does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Services and Microsoft specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services. Managers and hosts are not authorised Microsoft spokespersons and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Microsoft.
Materials uploaded to the Communication Services may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
You may receive periodic email communications with best practices, training, tips and tricks and valuable offers related to Azure and other Microsoft academic programmes and services. You can stop receiving communications by opting out via the unsubscribe link in the emails. Read the Microsoft privacy statement.
A credit card is not required for the Azure for Students Starter offer. You may upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription online.
You may cancel at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.
As long as you are a validated user of the Microsoft Azure for Students Starter programme, you will have access rights to this offering.
Azure’s Microsoft Imagine benefit is intended for development and test purposes. Production workloads must be run on a different Azure subscription.
This offer is available to customers located in the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:
|Afghanistan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Albania||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Algeria||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Angola||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Argentina||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Armenia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Australia||Australia – Dollar ($) AUD|
|Austria||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Azerbaijan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Bahamas||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Bahrain||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Bangladesh||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Barbados||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Belarus||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Belgium||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Belize||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Bermuda||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Bolivia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Botswana||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Brazil||Brazil – Real (R$) BRL|
|Brunei Darussalam||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Bulgaria||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Republic of Cabo Verde||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Cameroon||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Canada||Canada – Dollar ($) CAD|
|Cayman Islands||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Chile||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Colombia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Republic of the Congo||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Costa Rica||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Côte d'Ivoire||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Croatia||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Curaçao||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Cyprus||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Czech Republic||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Denmark||Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK|
|Dominican Republic||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Ecuador||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Egypt||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|El Salvador||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Estonia||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Ethiopia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Faroe Islands||Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK|
|Fiji||Australia – Dollar ($) AUD|
|Finland||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|France||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Georgia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Germany||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Ghana||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Greece||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Guatemala||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Honduras||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Hong Kong SAR||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Hungary||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Iceland||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|India||India – Rupee (₹) INR|
|Indonesia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Iraq||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Ireland||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Israel||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Italy||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Jamaica||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Japan||Japan – Yen (¥) JPY|
|Jordan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Kazakhstan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Kenya||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Korea||Korea – Won (₩) KRW|
|Kuwait||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Kyrgyzstan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Latvia||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Lebanon||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Libya||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Liechtenstein||Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF|
|Lithuania||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Luxembourg||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Macao SAR||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|North Macedonia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Malaysia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Malta||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Mauritius||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Mexico||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Moldova||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Monaco||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Mongolia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Montenegro||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Morocco||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Namibia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Nepal||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Netherlands||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|New Zealand||New Zealand – Dollar ($) NZD|
|Nicaragua||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Nigeria||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Norway||Norway – Krone (kr) NOK|
|Oman||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Pakistan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Palestinian Authority||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Panama||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Paraguay||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Peru||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Philippines||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Poland||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Portugal||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Puerto Rico||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Qatar||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Romania||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Russia||Russia – Ruble (руб) RUB|
|Rwanda||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Saudi Arabia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Senegal||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Serbia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Singapore||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Slovakia||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Slovenia||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|South Africa||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Spain||Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR|
|Sri Lanka||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Sweden||Sweden – Krona (kr) SEK|
|Switzerland||Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF|
|Taiwan||Taiwan – Dollar (NT$) TWD|
|Tajikistan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Tanzania||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Thailand||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Trinidad and Tobago||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Tunisia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Turkey||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Turkmenistan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Uganda||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Ukraine||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|United Arab Emirates||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|United Kingdom||United Kingdom – Pound (£) GBP|
|United States||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Uruguay||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Uzbekistan||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Venezuela||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Vietnam||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Virgin Islands of the United States||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Yemen||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Zambia||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
|Zimbabwe||United States – Dollar ($) USD|
Limits, quotas and constraints
Please refer to the service limits, quotas and constraints document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, also called quotas. If you need to exceed these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can adjust your limits appropriately. You must upgrade your Azure for Students Starter subscription to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription to increase your quotas or limits.
Service Level Agreements
We offer a set of robust service level agreements for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. Service level agreements are not provided for services during preview.
All increases in service usage (for example, adding to the number of compute instances running or increasing the amount of storage in use) are subject to the availability of these service resources. Any quota described in the limits, quotas and constraints section is not a commitment that there will be sufficient resources available for you to reach the quota.
If any Microsoft Azure for Students Starter subscription is not incurring charges or is inactive for more than 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources, including hosted services, virtual machines and websites. We will provide notice before removing any compute resources. You can avoid becoming inactive by doing one of the following at least every 90 days:
- Log into either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal;
- Access your resources via our Azure APIs.
Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue this offer or any of the free services at any time with or without notice.