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The Microsoft Azure Educator Grant program provides educators Microsoft Azure for use in their University curricula (5 months).
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Fill out the fields below to apply for an Educator Grant of Windows Azure Academic Passes for you and your students

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Please provide a university website link where you are listed as a faculty member. You can also upload a scan copy of your University ID card.

HDInsight is not supported on standard Academic subscriptions. Exemptions may be made for those courses that demonstrate need. Please email

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Please read our  Frequently Asked Questions for more details on the 150-day Azure Pass.

Free Microsoft Azure Pass accounts under this program include no guarantees around uptime or availability and are not covered by any Service Level Agreements (SLAs).  Microsoft may delete your compute deployment at any time without notice if Microsoft determines it has an urgent need for additional capacity (for example, in the event of a major failure in one of our data centers).