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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.

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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.

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Vaadin Vaadin

Best open source Java framework for building Progressive Web Applications.

Benefit Free Pro subscription license to access the commercial components and tools.

Storyscript Storyscript

Storyscript is a top-level, cloud native programming language that helps you orchestrate data flow seamlessly between microservices.

Benefit Free access to the Business Plan for the first year.

An online IDE that lets you instantly code in over fifty languages. Start learning, building, collaborating and hosting all in one place.

Benefit Hacker plan, includes unlimited private repls and multiplayer invites. Free for one year.

OneMonth OneMonth

Learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python in just 30 days!

Benefit Free 30-day One Month subscription.

Mailgun Mailgun

Powerful APIs that enable you to send, receive and track email effortlessly.

Benefit 20,000 free emails and 100 free email validations each month for up to 12 months.

Honeybadger Honeybadger

The web developer's secret weapon: exception, uptime, and cron monitoring that's so awesome, you'll wish your site had more errors.

Benefit Free Small account for 1 year.

GoRails GoRails

Tutorials for web developers learning Ruby, Rails, Javascript, Turbolinks, Stimulus.js, Vue.js, and more.

Benefit Free access to all videos and lessons for 12 months.

EducationHost EducationHost

Leverage our Web Hosting platform to host assignment & project work.

Benefit Designer package for free for 1 year & discounted upgrade offers.

Crowdin Crowdin

Crowdin is a cloud-based solution that streamlines localization management.

Benefit Bronze plan for 1 year.

Covalence Covalence

Join an exclusive developer community and learn Full Stack web-development with no long-term commitments.

Benefit One free month of Covalence's Atomic Plan and two 1-on-1 mentoring sessions.

Blackfire Blackfire

Code performance measurement tool. Find & fix bottlenecks.

Benefit Free Profiler subscription for students.

Canva Canva

With Canva, anyone can create professional looking graphics and designs. Featuring thousands of templates and an easy to use editor.

Benefit Free 12 month subscription of Canva's Pro tier.

PushBots PushBots

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

Benefit Free Premium account for 6 months.


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.

WorkingCopy WorkingCopy

Powerful Git client for iPhone & iPad.

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

Transloadit Transloadit

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

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

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.

SQLSmash SQLSmash

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

Benefit Free standard license 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Cryptolens Cryptolens

License and sell your software securely.

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

ConfigCat ConfigCat

Learn feature flags with the industry leading feature flag service.

Benefit 1000 feature flags, ∞ users for free.

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.


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

Benefit One .TECH domain free for 1 year.

SymfonyCasts SymfonyCasts

Master Symfony and PHP with video tutorials and code challenges.

Benefit Free 3-month subscription for students.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GitHub Desktop GitHub Desktop

Reduces frustration and makes Git and GitHub workflows more approachable.

Benefit Open Source by GitHub, free for everyone.

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.

JetBrains JetBrains

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

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

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.

GitKraken Glo GitKraken Glo

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

Benefit Free Pro account for 1 year.

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.


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.

Flatiron School Flatiron School

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

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

GitKraken GitKraken

Legendary cross-platform Git client that integrates with GitHub.

Benefit Free Pro account for 1 year.

Datadog Datadog

Cloud-based infrastructure monitoring.

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

Transifex Transifex

Localization platform that easily integrates with your code base.

Benefit Free 6-month subscription to the Starter plan.

Thinkful Thinkful

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

Benefit 1 month of access to a web development course.

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.

GitHub GitHub

Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management

Benefit Unlimited free public and private repositories.

Atom Atom

A hackable text editor for the 21st Century

Benefit Open Source by GitHub, free for everyone.

Namecheap Namecheap

Affordable registration, hosting, and domain management

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

Benefit 1 year SSL certificate.

Travis CI Travis CI

Continuous integration platform for open source and private projects

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

Stripe Stripe

Web and mobile payments, built for developers

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

SendGrid SendGrid

Email infrastructure as a service

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

DigitalOcean DigitalOcean

Simple cloud hosting, built for developers

Benefit $50 in platform credit for new users.

Don't know where to start?

Check out the tutorials and creations other students have made, or add your own, on the Student Gallery

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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.

Find a hackathon

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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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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