Azure for Students
Azure for Students gets you started with $100 in Azure credits to be used within the first 12 months, plus select free services as described below (services subject to change) without requiring a credit card at sign-up. Apply here.
Azure for Students is available only to students who meet the following requirements. You must affirm that you are age 18 or older and attend an accredited, degree-granting four-year educational institution where you are a full-time student or faculty in a STEM-related field. You must verify your academic status through your organisation’s email address. 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 Azure for Students subscription per eligible customer, is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise permitted by Microsoft. Azure for Students has a limited supply of activations and the offer is available only while supplies last. Each region has a limited number of Azure for Students offers available and your geographical location may run out of supplies while the offer is still available in other regions. Microsoft may terminate this offer at our sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.
Upgrades and spending limits
With Azure for Students, eligible customers receive $100 in credits, which can be used within the first 12 months on most Azure products. Any unused monthly credits cannot be carried over to subsequent months and cannot be transferred to other Azure subscriptions.
If you exhaust your available credits, your Azure subscription will be disabled. You may then upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription by contacting Azure Support. This allows continued use of Azure.
Azure credits may not be used to purchase Azure support plans, Visual Studio Team Services, Visual Studio subscriptions, Visual Studio Mobile Center services, third-party branded products, products sold through the Azure Marketplace or products otherwise licensed separately from Azure (for example, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium).
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A credit card is not required for the Azure for Students offer. You may upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription by contacting Azure Support.
You may cancel this subscription at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.
This offer is available to customers located in the following countries/regions and will be billed in US dollars ($):
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brunei Darussalam
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Faroe Islands
- Hong Kong SAR
- Macedonia (FYRO)
- New Zealand
- Palestinian Authority
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Cabo Verde
- Republic of the Congo
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Virgin Islands of the United States
Limits, quotas and constraints
Please refer to the limits, quotas and constraints document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, quotas and constraints. If you need to exceed these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust your limits appropriately. You must upgrade your Azure Free Account to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription in order to increase quotas or limits.
Service Level Agreements
We offer a set of robust Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for each of the Azure platform services. More details on each of our SLAs can be found on our SLA page. SLAs are not provided for services during preview or for services that are offered free of charge.
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 Azure for Students 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; or
- 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.