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Azure Pass Sponsorship

This restricted offer provides entitled customers with monetary credits to access Microsoft Azure at no charge.

Special Pricing

The pricing for your Microsoft Azure usage under this offer will be 100% off standard published Pay-As-You-Go rates for the term specified below.

Term & Conversion to Paid Account

Unless prohibited by applicable law or otherwise specified in writing, the special pricing will terminate and your subscription(s) under the Microsoft Azure Pass Sponsorship offer will not be converted automatically to the Pay-As-You-Go offer if you have a payment instrument associated with the subscription and upon the earlier occurrence of (1) when your total cumulative usage reaches your Usage Cap (as specified in your invitation e-mail) at standard Pay-As-You-Go rates prior to application of any discount or (2) when you reach your End Date (as specified in your invitation e-mail). Your special pricing will also terminate if your Account ID (as specified in your invitation e-mail) is associated with an applicable Enterprise Agreement enrollment, in which case you will be subject to the pricing and terms of your Enterprise Agreement. You will be responsible for all usage charges after the special pricing expires.

To add a payment instrument you can follow the steps here.


Special pricing does not apply to Microsoft Azure support plans, third-party branded products, products sold through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, or products otherwise sold separately from Microsoft Azure (for example, Active Directory Premium). You will be responsible for all charges incurred for these services and products.

The Azure Pass Sponsorship offer can't be combined with other licensing, prepaid, or credit offers (i.e Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, Cloud Solution Partner, Azure in Open, Azure Pass, Action Pack, etc.).

Additional Terms

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 Microsoft 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 with no notice.

Payment Options

Only credit cards will be accepted, unless previously approved for invoice. Please note that we do not accept prepaid and virtual credit cards.

More details on pricing and billing can be found on our Pricing page.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel at any time. Payment is required for any outstanding fees incurred.

Offer Availability

This offer is available to customers located in one of the following countries/regions and will be billed in the currency noted:

Afghanistan US Dollar ($)
Albania US Dollar ($)
Algeria US Dollar ($)
Angola US Dollar ($)
Argentina US Dollar ($)
Armenia US Dollar ($)
Australia Australian Dollar ($)
Austria Euro (€)
Azerbaijan US Dollar ($)
Bahamas US Dollar ($)
Bahrain US Dollar ($)
Bangladesh US Dollar ($)
Barbados US Dollar ($)
Belarus US Dollar ($)
Belgium Euro (€)
Belize US Dollar ($)
Bermuda US Dollar ($)
Bolivia US Dollar ($)
Bosnia and Herzegovina US Dollar ($)
Botswana US Dollar ($)
Brazil Brazilian Real (R$)
Brunei Darussalam US Dollar ($)
Bulgaria Euro (€)
Republic of Cabo Verde US Dollar ($)
Cameroon US Dollar ($)
Canada Canadian Dollar ($)
Cayman Islands US Dollar ($)
Chile US Dollar ($)
Colombia US Dollar ($)
Republic of the Congo US Dollar ($)
Costa Rica US Dollar ($)
Côte d'Ivoire US Dollar ($)
Croatia Euro (€)
Curaçao US Dollar ($)
Cyprus Euro (€)
Czech Republic Euro (€)
Denmark Danish Krone (kr)
Dominican Republic US Dollar ($)
Ecuador US Dollar ($)
Egypt US Dollar ($)
El Salvador US Dollar ($)
Estonia Euro (€)
Ethiopia US Dollar ($)
Faroe Islands Danish Krone (kr)
Fiji Australian Dollar ($)
Finland Euro (€)
France Euro (€)
Georgia US Dollar ($)
Germany Euro (€)
Ghana US Dollar ($)
Greece Euro (€)
Guatemala US Dollar ($)
Honduras US Dollar ($)
Hong Kong US Dollar ($)
Hungary Euro (€)
Iceland Euro (€)
India Indian Rupee (₹)
Indonesia US Dollar ($)
Iraq US Dollar ($)
Ireland Euro (€)
Israel US Dollar ($)
Italy Euro (€)
Jamaica US Dollar ($)
Japan Japanese Yen (¥)
Jordan US Dollar ($)
Kazakhstan US Dollar ($)
Kenya US Dollar ($)
Korea Korean Won (₩)
Kuwait US Dollar ($)
Kyrgyzstan US Dollar ($)
Latvia Euro (€)
Lebanon US Dollar ($)
Libya US Dollar ($)
Liechtenstein Swiss Franc (chf)
Lithuania Euro (€)
Luxembourg Euro (€)
Macao US Dollar ($)
Macedonia (FYRO) US Dollar ($)
Malaysia US Dollar ($)
Malta Euro (€)
Mauritius US Dollar ($)
Mexico US Dollar ($)
Moldova US Dollar ($)
Monaco Euro (€)
Mongolia US Dollar ($)
Montenegro US Dollar ($)
Morocco US Dollar ($)
Namibia US Dollar ($)
Nepal US Dollar ($)
Netherlands Euro (€)
New Zealand New Zealand Dollar ($)
Nicaragua US Dollar ($)
Nigeria US Dollar ($)
Norway Norwegian Krone (kr)
Oman US Dollar ($)
Pakistan US Dollar ($)
Palestinian Authority US Dollar ($)
Panama US Dollar ($)
Paraguay US Dollar ($)
Peru US Dollar ($)
Philippines US Dollar ($)
Poland Euro (€)
Portugal Euro (€)
Puerto Rico US Dollar ($)
Qatar US Dollar ($)
Romania Euro (€)
Russia Russian Ruble (руб)
Rwanda US Dollar ($)
Saint Kitts and Nevis US Dollar ($)
Saudi Arabia US Dollar ($)
Senegal US Dollar ($)
Serbia US Dollar ($)
Singapore US Dollar ($)
Slovakia Euro (€)
Slovenia Euro (€)
South Africa US Dollar ($)
Spain Euro (€)
Sri Lanka US Dollar ($)
Sweden Swedish Krona (kr)
Switzerland Swiss Franc (chf)
Taiwan Taiwanese Dollar (NT$)
Tajikistan US Dollar ($)
Tanzania US Dollar ($)
Thailand US Dollar ($)
Trinidad and Tobago US Dollar ($)
Tunisia US Dollar ($)
Turkey US Dollar ($)
Turkmenistan US Dollar ($)
Uganda US Dollar ($)
Ukraine US Dollar ($)
United Arab Emirates US Dollar ($)
United Kingdom British Pound (£)
United States US Dollar ($)
Uruguay US Dollar ($)
Uzbekistan US Dollar ($)
Venezuela US Dollar ($)
Vietnam US Dollar ($)
Virgin Islands of the United States US Dollar ($)
Yemen US Dollar ($)
Zambia US Dollar ($)
Zimbabwe US Dollar ($)

Limits, Quotas and Constraints

Please refer to this document for a list of common Microsoft Azure limits, quotas and constraints.

The following monthly usage quotas are applied. If you need more than these limits, please contact customer service at any time so that we can understand your needs and adjust these limits appropriately.

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.

Resource Commitment

All increases in usage levels of service resources (e.g. 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.

For any subscriptions of this offer that are not incurring charges and are inactive for more than 90 days, we reserve the right to remove any compute resources including hosted service(s), virtual machines and websites. Please note that no data would be deleted and customers can redeploy at any time. We will also provide advance notice prior to removing any compute resources.

You can also avoid having your compute resources removed by doing either of the following every 90 days:

  1. Log into either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal
  2. Access your resources via our Azure APIs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • The steps to redeem the Azure Pass promo code can be found at

  • No worries, Azure Pass account can only be used as “Microsoft Accounts.” During login you might have been asked to select “Microsoft Account” or “Organizational Account” make sure to select the appropriate account otherwise it will appear as the subscription will not be available. In case you didn’t select any option log-out and log-in under the appropriate account. The browser will often default to “Organizational Account” once it is selected, so you may need to reset your browser cache.

  • Azure Pass program have included Azure service plan for the duration of the pass. You can open support ticket to Azure support to get help on technical issues or questions.

  • Extensions are at the discretion of your Microsoft Sponsor. Please reach out to your Microsoft contact for these types of requests.

  • Once an Azure subscription has become disabled, Microsoft will retain the data on that subscription for 90 days. At any point you can create a support case through the to re-enable that subscription and the services will still be available.

  • No, Azure Pass subscriptions do not support account ownership transfer.

  • Yes, after your promo code is redeemed contact Azure support for a subscription conversion.

  • Each account is limited to one concurrent Azure Pass. If you obtain a 2nd Azure Pass promo code, you will need to redeem that promo code after the current offer has ended or with a new account.

  • The EA admin will need to add the account owner email address of the Pass subscription to the EA. Once this is done an invitation must be accepted and then the subscription will be converted to EA.
    Note: Pass credits, if any, remaining before transfer will be lost, make sure you either consume the credits or use another account.

  • No, but you may enter a credit card to keep using your Azure services on a pay-as-you-go basis.

  • No, you don’t need to use a credit card to redeem your pass and activate your Microsoft Azure account. We only require the promotion code that is associated with your Microsoft Azure Academic Pass to redeem your pass, and your Microsoft account to log in. You can provide a credit card to pay for usage above the $100/month limit or pay for third-party add-ins in the Azure Store.

  • If you add a credit card, and your subscription is active at the end of the Azure Pass offer it will convert to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription. You will only be charged for usage on the subscription once it's been converted to Pay-As-You-Go.

  • Your data and services are stored for 90 days. After 90 days your information will be removed.

  • You can enter a credit card. If you have a credit card on file and your subscription is active it will be converted to Pay-As-You-Go at the end of the Azure Pass offer.

  • No, a Microsoft Account (LiveID) or Organizational Account (Org ID) can only redeem 1 Azure Pass code.

  • Prior to the expiration date you will have the opportunity to migrate your data to a paid Microsoft Azure subscription. You have 90 days after expiration before your data is removed. If you are planning to convert to a paid subscription it is recommend you do this prior to expiration, reactivating accounts will require opening a support ticket. If you choose to not migrate your Microsoft Azure account to a paid account, please be sure to copy your data.

  • Since the Microsoft Azure Passes are free and we do not collect any payment for the usage, our standard SLA terms do not apply.

  • You need to contact support and while activating/migrating your subscription to PAYG support might need your non-expiry credit card details please have them handy for faster turnaround.

  • Yes, Azure Pass provides access to the global instance of Azure and its data centers except in regions where you need local presence e.g., India or Australia.