Are you a teacher? If so, this may be for you!
Giving a course on Azure can sometimes be challenging due to the fact that everyone needs setup an account and that students don’t always have access to a credit card.
Account activation can take precious time away from productive lab exercises!
Furthermore, if your educational institution decides to go forward with the course on Azure, you can visit the Azure in education section of the Azure portal.
Please note that a pay as you go account will most likely result in surprising and unpredictable costs.
Who is This For?
The Educator Grant is a program designed specifically to provide access to Microsoft Azure to college and university professors teaching advanced courses. As part of the program, faculty teaching Azure in their curricula are awarded subscriptions to support their course.
I am not sure why you think the “…that the latter option will most likely result in surprising and unpredictable costs”.. That is not really correct – students get to use these passes for the 5 month duration and can potentially extend based on their needs. I run the team which is responsible for Azure Educator Grants and would be happy to get on a call with you to explain the details.
Hi Ashwin, I probably didn’t express myself properly. What I meant, was that the second option where a teacher opens a normal paying account instead of using an Azure Educator Grant could yield unpredictable costs. I will reword the phrase so that it won’t be as confusing.
I teach a university class. I am looking for the Grant program and have not been able to find it. Can you assist me with this?
Hi Van, try this link https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/ms-azr-0144p/
Thanks Alexandre – appreciate you rewording. Also note that the Educators have the option of getting a 12 month pass as well and we can customize to their needs (more compute v/s less storage, etc)