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GitHub Education

Learn to ship software like a pro.

There's no substitute for hands-on experience. But for most students, real world tools can be cost-prohibitive.

That's why we created the GitHub Student Developer Pack with some of our partners and friends: to give students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing.

Get the Pack

Before you receive access to the offers, we'll need to verify that you are a student.

Teachers, researchers, faculty, and staff are not eligible for the Pack, but can get free and discounted access to GitHub.

The tools

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AWS Educate AWS Educate

Access to the AWS cloud, free training, and collaboration resources

Benefit Student Developer Pack members receive up to $110 in bonus AWS credits for a total of $75-$150.

Domain names, web hosting, and websites. Unicorns and rainbows come standard with our customer support.

Benefit One free domain name and free Advanced Security (SSL, privacy protection, and more).

Microsoft Microsoft

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help you build, manage, and deploy applications.

Benefit Level up your ideas by learning cloud computing skills and get a $100 credit with your free Azure for Students account—no credit card required.

DigitalOcean DigitalOcean

Simple cloud hosting, built for developers

Benefit $50 in platform credit for new users.

Namecheap Namecheap

Affordable registration, hosting, and domain management

Benefit 1 year domain name registration on the .me TLD.

Benefit 1 year SSL certificate.

Bootstrap Studio Bootstrap Studio

Bootstrap Studio is a powerful desktop app for creating responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework.

Benefit A free license for Bootstrap Studio while you are a student.

JetBrains JetBrains

Professional desktop IDEs: IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and more.

Benefit A free subscription for students, to be renewed annually.

FrontendMasters FrontendMasters

Advance your skills with in-depth JavaScript, Node.js & front-end engineering courses.

Benefit Free 6-months access to all courses and workshops.

Termius Termius

SSH client that works on desktop and mobile. Termius securely syncs data across all your devices.

Benefit Free access to the Premium plan while you're a student.


A powerful domain extension to convey that you belong to the technology industry.

Benefit One .TECH domain free for 1 year.

GitKraken GitKraken

Legendary cross-platform Git client that integrates with GitHub.

Benefit Free Pro account for 1 year.

Heroku Heroku

A flexible, easy-to-use platform to deploy, run, and manage your apps.

Benefit One free Hobby Dyno for up to two years.

Atom Atom

A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

Benefit Open Source by GitHub, free for everyone.

Learn tech skills and build software directly from your browser with real, online computing environments.

Benefit Free access to all interactive courses and cloud computing environments for 12 months.

Icons8 Icons8

Icons8 provides design resources: icons, UI illustrations, photos and software to class up your projects.

Benefit 3-month All Access subscription with icons, photos, illustrations, and music.

PomoDone PomoDone

With PomoDone, hack and track your time and boost your productivity by applying Pomodoro technique to your workflow -- eliminate distraction, sharpen focus and prevent burnout.

Benefit PomoDone Lite plan free for 2-years.

GitHub GitHub

Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management

Benefit Unlimited free public and private repositories.

WorkingCopy WorkingCopy

Powerful Git client for iPhone & iPad.

Benefit All Pro features for free while you are a student.

BetterCodeHub BetterCodeHub

Better Code Hub provides a definition of done for code quality and actionable refactoring feedback for every push and pull request.

Benefit A free upgrade to an Individual license to analyse your personal private repos.

Flatiron School Flatiron School

Learn Web Development from the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers.

Benefit Free one-month membership to Community-Powered Bootcamp.

Gitpod Gitpod

An online IDE for GitHub that provides a complete dev environment with a single click.

Benefit Free personal plan subscription for six months for students.

GitHub Desktop GitHub Desktop

Reduces frustration and makes Git and GitHub workflows more approachable.

Benefit Open Source by GitHub, free for everyone.

Netwise Netwise

Turnkey data centre services for the hosting of critical IT infrastructure systems.

Benefit Free single unit server colocation package free for 12 months.

Thinkful Thinkful

Learn Fundamentals of Web Development to launch your career as a developer

Benefit 1 month of access to a web development course.

Algolia Algolia

Hosted search API that provides support from front end to back end frameworks and libraries.

Benefit 100k records and 1 million operations, valid for 1 year.

SendGrid SendGrid

Email infrastructure as a service

Benefit 15K free emails/month (normally limited to 200 free emails/day) while you're a student.

Cryptolens Cryptolens

License and sell your software securely.

Benefit 10 licenses and any number of end-users for free for students.

Travis CI Travis CI

Continuous integration platform for open source and private projects

Benefit Private builds for free while you're a student.

Datadog Datadog

Cloud-based infrastructure monitoring.

Benefit Pro Account, including 10 servers. Free for 2 years.

ConfigCat ConfigCat

Learn feature flags with the industry leading feature flag service.

Benefit 1000 feature flags, ∞ users for free.


An open and powerful platform for spatial data analysis, visualization, and application creation.

Benefit Free account upgrades with increased database storage, real time data, Location Data Services Credits, and premium features for 2 years.

Sentry Sentry

Track errors in every language, framework, and library.

Benefit 500,000 events/month with unlimited projects and members while you're a student.

GitKraken Glo GitKraken Glo

Legendary task tracking boards that sync in real-time with GitHub Issues.

Benefit Free Pro account for 1 year.

SQLSmash SQLSmash

Productivity plugin for SQL Server Management Studio for writing maintainable SQL scripts and faster navigation.

Benefit Free standard license for students.

Stripe Stripe

Web and mobile payments, built for developers

Benefit Waived transaction fees on first $1000 in revenue processed.

PushBots PushBots

The easiest way to engage your mobile & web app users via push notifications.

Benefit Free Premium account for 6 months.

Transloadit Transloadit

A versatile uploading & encoding API to automate any file conversion.

Benefit The Startup plan for free, including 10GB of encoding credit.

SymfonyCasts SymfonyCasts

Master Symfony and PHP with video tutorials and code challenges.

Benefit Free 3-month subscription for students.

Phrase Phrase

A cloud-based translation management system built to accelerate the development of multilingual digital products.

Benefit Phrase Lite Plan free for up to 12 months for students.


Log management platform that offers aggregation, monitoring, and analysis of server and application logs at any volume, from any source.

Benefit Up to 50 GB/month of log storage with 14 day retention for one year.

Transifex Transifex

Localization platform that easily integrates with your code base.

Benefit Free 6-month subscription to the Starter plan.

Want to offer your product in the GitHub Student Developer Pack?

If your company produces developer tools and wants to be included in the Pack, let's talk.

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Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league

Learn, build, and share at hackathons every weekend of the semester with the latest technologies, best mentors, and most creative student hackers in the world.

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Eligibility requirements

If you're a student aged 13+ and enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study, the GitHub Student Developer Pack is for you. All you need is a school-issued email address, valid student identification card, or other official proof of enrollment.

Get your Pack

To get access to the GitHub Student Developer Pack, we'll need to verify your student status. Sign up using the form and we'll send you an email once you've been verified.

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