Start building the future with Azure for Students!

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

No credit card needed

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

No credit card needed

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

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Free developer tools

Build your skills in trending tech including data science, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other areas with access to professional developer tools.

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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 Azure for Students account.

Start building your apps

Develop in Visual Studio with your favorite 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

Visual Studio Code

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

Boost your productivity with a powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development.

Machine Learning

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

Free

Workspaces

Get started with a free workspace. Only pay for the Azure resources you consume when training your models.

SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Free

Build, test, and demostrate applications in a non-production environment.

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

1,000,000

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.

Face NEW

AI + MACHINE LEARNING

30,000 transactions

S0 tier

Detect and identify people and emotions in images.

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'll notify you via email so you can decide if you want to upgrade to pay-as-you-go pricing. If you do, you'll 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 can't 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’ve 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