When it comes to accessing Azure, you have options.
Take a look at these direct to student and research specific programs to determine the one that’s right for you.
Microsoft’s most comprehensive free developer program includes developer tools such as Visual Studio Community and Code along with Azure Credit of $25/month for 12 months. A credit card and phone number are required for activation of the Azure Credits. The program also includes free world-class training and support for 3 months.
Offers $200 in Azure credits for 30-days for anyone with just an e-mail address. You can use the $200 credits towards any of the several Azure Services such as Virtual Machines, SQL Databases, Storage and Machine Learning. A credit card and phone number are required for identity verification during sign up.
Build cross-platform apps and connect them to the cloud with Microsoft Azure, at no cost and with no credit card required. The following Azure Services are included for free with no limit:
Mobile Apps, Notification Hubs, SQL Database, MySQL with ClearDB, Visual Studio App Insights, Web Apps and Visual Studio Team Services.
Submit a proposal for free Azure credits if you are working on a research project. Proposals are reviewed every two months. Faculty, research staff members, graduate students, and postdocs are qualified to submit proposals.