What is Azure for Students?

Azure for Students gets you started with USD100 in Azure credits to be used within the first 12 months plus select free services (subject to change) without requiring a credit card at sign-up.

Related questions and answers

  • To sign in to Azure or create an Azure free account, you need a Microsoft account (formerly Windows Live ID) or a GitHub account. Facebook and LinkedIn aren't currently supported.

  • All APIs in the S1 tier are charged at a flat rate of $5 per 1,000 transactions. Learn more about Azure Maps pricing

  • You can change the configuration of your Azure Maps account at any time. For instructions on how to make changes in the Azure portal, please see the documentation on managing the pricing tier of your Azure Maps account.

  • Microsoft is committed to ensuring your privacy. When you sign up for Azure using GitHub, the profile information that’s requested is used to check for the presence of an existing Microsoft account and to create a new account if needed. Once your information enters the Microsoft ecosystem, it’s protected by our terms of service and we don’t share it without your permission. Connecting your GitHub identity to a Microsoft account will not give Microsoft access to your code.

  • You can manage the connection between your GitHub account and Microsoft account on the personal settings page under the Applications tab.

  • With GitHub identity support, you can use your existing GitHub account in place of a Microsoft account on Azure and other Microsoft sites. Learn more