Back to

GitHub Education

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

Algolia Algolia

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

Benefit 100k records and 1 million operations (normally $150/month), valid for 1 year.

Atom Atom

A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

Benefit Open Source by GitHub, free for everyone

AWS Educate AWS Educate

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

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

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.


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.

Datadog Datadog

Cloud-based infrastructure monitoring

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

DigitalOcean DigitalOcean

Simple cloud hosting, built for developers

Benefit $50 in platform credit for new users

Flatiron School Flatiron School

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

Benefit Free one-month membership ($149 value) to Community-Powered Bootcamp: a proven online Web Development course with a curated community of learners.

GitHub GitHub

Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management

Benefit Unlimited free public and private repositories.

GitHub Desktop GitHub Desktop

Reduces frustration and makes Git and GitHub workflows more approachable.

Benefit Open Source by GitHub, free for everyone

GitKraken GitKraken

Legendary cross-platform Git client that integrates with GitHub.

Benefit Free Pro account for 1 year (normally $49/year).

GitKraken Glo GitKraken Glo

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

Benefit Free Pro account for 1 year (normally $49/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 (valued at $84/year).

JetBrains JetBrains

Professional desktop IDEs: IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and more

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

Microsoft Microsoft

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.

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

Namecheap Namecheap

Affordable registration, hosting, and domain management

Benefit One year SSL certificate (normally $9/year)

Benefit One year domain name registration on the .me TLD (normally $18.99/year)

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.

SendGrid SendGrid

Email infrastructure as a service

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

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

Stripe Stripe

Web and mobile payments, built for developers

Benefit Waived transaction fees on first $1000 in revenue processed

Thinkful Thinkful

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

Benefit One month of access to a web development course that will get you started with HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and developer tools. Includes access to online office hours with experienced developers for feedback on your work and help when you need it.

Transifex Transifex

Localization platform that easily integrates with your code base

Benefit 6 months free of the Starter plan, a $179/month value. Get 50,000 hosted words, unlimited projects, and access to translation partners to bring your software to a global market from the start.

Travis CI Travis CI

Continuous integration platform for open source and private projects

Benefit Private builds (normally $69/month) while you're a student

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, pass us a note.

Contact us

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.

Find a hackathon

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.

Get your Pack