Join the over 750 universities in 74 countries that have participated in the Microsoft Azure for Education programme.



Empower faculty to leverage Microsoft Azure in teaching cutting-edge courses

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The Educator Grant is a programme designed specifically to provide access to Microsoft Azure to college and university professors teaching advanced courses. As part of the programme, lecturers teaching Azure in their curricula are awarded subscriptions to support their course.

To apply for an Educator Grant, fill in this simple application form.

Apply now for Azure Educators Grant

Join the over 750 universities in 74 countries that have participated in the programme.



Get started in the cloud for free

Microsoft works to help inspire students to chase their dreams and create the next technical breakthroughs by providing opportunities to train and use Microsoft developer and designer tools at no cost.

Microsoft’s DreamSpark programme is specific for students that supports technical education through access to Microsoft software and developer tools free of charge. Microsoft Virtual Academy helps developers gain the knowledge needed to be a success through online training courses led by experts.



Accelerate the speed of scientific discovery with Microsoft Azure

The Microsoft Azure for Research programme accelerates scholarly and scientific research customised for academic, government and industry researchers to use big data computations, collaboration and data-intensive processing in the cloud. Take full advantage of the power and scalability of Microsoft Azure, a platform that supports frameworks such as Azure Machine Learning and programing tools including Linux, Python, Java, Hadoop and Microsoft .NET. Get access to a variety of tools and resources to maximise the benefits of cloud computing by the following:

  • Free access to Azure cloud computing and storage (submit proposals for Azure for Research Awards)
  • Training classes and webinars
  • Technical resources and support
  • Community discussion on LinkedIn (Microsoft Azure for Research group) and Twitter (@Azure4Research)

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