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Try Azure for Students free today

Get $100 credit and free developer tools. Sign up without a credit card.

Here's just some of what you can do

Start building apps

Develop with your favorite languages and create custom apps in Visual Studio.

Explore AI

Give your apps the ability to see, hear, speak, understand language, and do more with smart APIs and Azure Cognitive Services.

Work with big data sets

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

Get $100 credit to use in 12 months, plus free services

Certain types and amounts of these services are free each month—while you have your credit.

Visual Studio Code



Machine Learning



modules and 1 hour per experiment with 10 GB storage

SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition



Linux Virtual Machines


750 hours

B1S Standard tier

SQL Database


250 GB

Azure App Service



web, mobile, or API apps with 1 GB storage

Azure Functions


1 Million

requests per month

Microsoft IoT Hub



messages per day



30,000 transactions

S0 tier

Before you build in Azure, build your skills for free

Learn basic cloud concepts, get an overview of many Azure services, and deploy services for free with hands-on exercises.

See learning path

Find out the kinds of solutions that AI makes possible and learn considerations for responsible AI practices.

See module

Learn about the decisions you make before creating a virtual machine (VM). See ways to create and manage VMs.

See module

Learn how to build and host a website. Use the programming language of your choice with no need to manage infrastructure.

See module

Use Python, Flask, and Azure Cognitive Services to build a web app that incorporates AI to translate text.

See module

Ready? Here's a review of how it works

Start free with $100 credit to use in 12 months. While you have your credit, get free services too.

After you use your credit, wait until the 12 months are over and sign up again if you’re still a student. You'll get $100 credit and free services—just like before.

If you don't want to wait, move to pay as you go. You'll get 25+ services free always. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.

Frequently asked questions

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

We'll send you an email so you can decide if you want to move to pay as you go. If you do, you'll keep getting free monthly amounts of popular services. If you don't, your subscription and products will be disabled.

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

No, you can't use your credit for Azure Marketplace offers. However, many Azure Marketplace partners offer free trials of their solutions.

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

There is a limit of one account per person.

How do I get my free developer tools?

After you create your Azure for Students account, download the tools from the Azure Education Hub.

More offers for students and educators

Azure for Students Starter

Available to high school or secondary students*

  • Develop web and mobile app scenarios.
  • Access and download professional developer software.
  • Sign up without a credit card.

*Age restrictions apply. See FAQ for eligibility and offer details.

Azure free account

Available to educators and faculty

  • Get popular services free for 12 months and 25+ services free always.
  • Start with $200 credit to use in your first 30 days.
  • After your credit, pay for only what you use beyond free amounts of services.

*Depending on the country in which you sign up for your Azure free account, you may receive this credit in a specified local currency.