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Redeeming Azure for Student Credits

As a student you get free $100 Azure credits and over 25 Azure services for free. How do you redeem this benefit using an Azure verification code?

Creating an Azure subscription is a three-step process.

  1. Create a new email account (skip this step if you already have an outlook account)
  2. Redeem your Verification Code
  3. Activate your subscription

Step 1: Create a new email account:

  • Open a new In-Private Browser session and navigate to and create a new email account
  • Add in the email address you would like to use - if the username is not available Microsoft will offer several suggestions
  • Create a new password for the account
  • Add in your full name.
  • Add in your country/region and date of birth and validate using Captcha
  • The account will be created
  • Scroll down and select “open”


Step 2: Redeeming a Microsoft Azure Verification Code:

It is recommended you close all browsers and open a new In-Private Browser

session. Other logins can persist and cause errors during the activation step.

  • Click the Start Free button to get started.
  • Enter your account login information and select “Next”.


  • Verify your identity with a phone number


  • Select verification method by Verification Code. Enter your 25-character verification code and click “Verify Academic Status”.


  • It may take up to 5 minutes to process the redemption.

Step 3: Activate your subscription:

  • When the redemption process is completed, it will redirect to the sign-up page.
  • Enter your account information and click the agreement check box and click the Sign-up button.


  • It may take a few minutes to process the request. Once done, take a minute to give feedback on the process.
  • Your Azure subscription is ready


  • You can check the balance of your Azure Pass Credits



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