Hey students—start building the future with Azure

DDid you know that similar software to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is also available for free to your students through the Azure for Students offer?

No credit card needed

Simply verify your student status through your school email address, and you're ready to go.


25+ free products

Explore virtual machines, artificial intelligence (AI), databases, and more.

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$100 in freee credit

Use your credits with any Azure product to build a class project or a hackathon.

Just imagine the possibilities

Do all this and more with your free account.

Start building your apps

Develop in your favorite language with Web Apps.

Explore AI

Build your very own bots with Bot Service.

Make the most of big data

Learn to manage data effectively with HDInsight.

Explore these popular products for free in addition to your $100 credit

Linux Virtual Machines


750 Hours


Create Linux virtual machines with on-demand capacity in seconds.

SQL Database


250 GB

Create an Azure SQL Database that delivers intelligence built-in.

App Service



web, mobile, or API apps

Quickly create powerful apps for any platform or device using your choice of tools including Node.js and PHP.




requests per month

Process events with a serverless code architecture.

Microsoft IoT Hub



messages per day

Connect, monitor, and manage billions of IoT assets.

Machine Learning Studio



modules per experiment

Build powerful, cloud-based machine learning applications.

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 a Pay-As-You-Go Azure subscription. 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 know how much of the $100 I've used and how much I have left?

Your remaining credit is shown on the Microsoft Azure Sponsorships Portal.

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
  • Limited collection of free products including Azure App Services, Visual Studio Team Services, and Notification Hubs
  • No Credit Card Required
Read the FAQ for eligibility and offer details

*Age restrictions apply. Read 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