Microsoft Azure

Obtaining Access to Microsoft Azure

  • Visit Microsoft Azure for Students Starter to sign up for access.
  • Microsoft will offer additional credits to participating teams in the prototype and MVP phases of the challenge based on team needs and goals. 

Microsoft Azure for Students

The Microsoft Azure for Students program offers a $100 credit for the first 30 days and free access to over 30 Azure products. 

All students who sign up for Azure for Students will also get access to free developer tools (formerly Imagine) and learning content within the Azure portal. The Azure for Students offer will thus provide eligible students:

  • 30+ free Azure services and $100 in credit to use toward paid Azure services of your choosing
  • 14 popular developer tools, free of charge
  • An increasing set of Learning Paths delivered through Microsoft Learn, free of charge
  • Azure Education Hub, where all the above can be accessed and managed


Cognitive Services — APIs for Developers
Cognitive Services brings AI within reach of every developer — without requiring machine learning expertise. All it takes is an API call to embed the ability to see, hear, speak, search, understand, and accelerate decision-making into your apps.

Face APIs
The cloud-based Face API provides developers with access to advanced face algorithms. Microsoft Face algorithms enable face attribute detection and face recognition. Learn how to analyze content in different ways with quickstarts, tutorials, and samples.

Azure AI Gallery
Azure AI Gallery enables our growing community of developers and data scientists to share their analytics solutions.


Microsoft Learn
The skills required to advance your career and earn your spot at the top do not come easily. Now there’s a more rewarding approach to hands-on learning that helps you achieve your goals faster.

Microsoft Professional Program
The Microsoft Professional Program was created to help you gain technical job-ready skills and get real-world experience through online courses, hands-on labs, and expert instruction. 

AI Developer on Azure
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence services and how to build applications using them.

Microsoft Power BI Guided Learning
Start your learning journey with this sequenced collection of courses, and understand the extensive and powerful capabilities of Microsoft Power BI.



Imagine Cup
The next big thing could come from you. Facebook and Twitter started as student projects. Your ideas could be next. The Imagine Cup is here to help you take the first steps. It’s a global contest for the most original student applications, and the winning team will take home up to $100,000 (US).

Microsoft Accelerator
We accelerate the success of innovative, B2B enterprise-ready companies by providing unprecedented access to top Microsoft partners and customers, powerful business connections, and technical knowledge. The companies in our accelerator join the strong global Microsoft Accelerator alumni network.