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Microsoft Azure for Students Starter Offer

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.
  • 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 which 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 analyze your data to continuously improve your application, prioritize future investments, and improve the overall customer experience.
  • Visual Studio Team Services. 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.

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 won’t 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.

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 other than the United States and verify your academic status through your organization’s email address (or Shibboleth, if supported by your organization). This offer is not available for use in a massive open online course (MOOC) or in other professional trainings from for-profit organizations.

This offer is limited to one 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.

Exclusions

You will initially be able to access only Azure services that are available with a free tier of service use. Your account will start with a $0 spending limit, which means you’ll be able to consume only the Azure services that are within the free tier of the service offer.

Communications policy

You may receive periodic email communications with best practices, training, tips and tricks, and valuable offers related to Azure and other Microsoft academic programs and services. You can stop receiving communications by opting out via the unsubscribe link in the emails. Read the Microsoft privacy statement.

Payment options

A credit card is not required for the Azure for Students Starter offer. You may upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go subscription online.

Cancellation Policy

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

Renewal policy

As long as you are a validated user of the Microsoft Azure for Students Starter program, you will have access rights to this offering.

Use rights

Azure’s Microsoft Imagine benefit is intended for development and test purposes. Production workloads must be run on a different Azure subscription.

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 Argentine Peso ($)
Armenia US Dollar ($)
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 ($)
China US Dollar ($)
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 Euro (€)
Fiji US Dollar ($)
Finland Euro (€)
France Euro (€)
Georgia US Dollar ($)
Germany Euro (€)
Ghana US Dollar ($)
Greece Euro (€)
Guatemala US Dollar ($)
Honduras US Dollar ($)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)
Hungary Euro (€)
Iceland Euro (€)
India Indian Rupee (₹)
Indonesia Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
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 Malaysian Ringgit (RM$)
Malta Euro (€)
Mauritius US Dollar ($)
Mexico Mexican Peso (MXN$)
Moldova US Dollar ($)
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 ($)
Saudi Arabia Saudi Riyal (SR)
Senegal US Dollar ($)
Serbia US Dollar ($)
Singapore US Dollar ($)
Slovakia Euro (€)
Slovenia Euro (€)
South Africa South African Rand (R)
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 ($)
Turkey Turkish Lira (TL)
Turkmenistan US Dollar ($)
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 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.

Resource commitment

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 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:

  1. Log into either the Azure portal or the new Microsoft Azure portal; or
  2. 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.