444 awesome lists. 23 categories. 409 curators. I feel lucky.

Discounts for Student Developers

This is list of discounts on software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and other offerings for developers who are students

AchoArnoldAchoArnold/discount-for-student-devUpdated 1278 74 146


discount-for-student-dev Awesome

This is list of discounts on software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and other offerings for developers who happen to be students. This list is greatly inspired by the free-for-dev list.

You can help by sending Pull Requests to add more services. Please read the contribution guidelines first. Once I have a good set of links in this README file, I'll look into a better layout for the information and links (help with that is appreciated too).

If you're not inclined to make PRs you can tweet me at @acho_arnold!

Table of Contents

Source Code Repos

  • Bitbucket [FREE] - Free unlimited public and private repositories for academic users and teams.
  • GitHub [FREE] - Personal account (normally $7/month) with unlimited private repositories while you're a student.

IDE and Code Editing

  • PyCharm, PhpStorm, WebStorm, AppCode, CLion, RubyMine, IntelliJ IDEA [FREE] - Professional developer tools from JetBrains.
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015 [FREE] - Tool suite which simplifies the design, development, debug, and tuning of code that utilizes parallel processing to boost application performance. Free for students.
  • Xamarin IDE [FREE] - IDE for using C# for iOS, Android, Mac & Windows platforms.
  • Visual Studio Community 2017 [FREE] - IDE for C#,Javascript, C++ and others. Latest release includes Xamarin.
  • Bootstrap Studio [FREE] - IDE that creates responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework.
  • MATLAB [DISCOUNT] - MATLAB is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numerical computation.
  • ShiftEdit [DISCOUNT] - ShiftEdit is a powerful online IDE for developing websites. Discount for educations. $750 a year for 50 licenses.

Version Control

  • Tower [DISCOUNT] - Version control with git made easy.
  • GitKraken [FREE] - Another free as in price desktop Git client. Based on Electron, runs on Windows, GNU/Linux, and Mac. To claim free 1-year PRO license, you must claim your Github Student Developer Pack and sign in to the desktop client w/ GitHub.
  • Sentry [FREE] - Open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time.Also included via Github Student Developer Pack.

Web Hosting

Design and Photo Editing

  • Sketch [DISCOUNT] - 50% off your copy of Sketch when you get an educational license.


  • Adobe Creative Cloud [DISCOUNT] - Students save big with 60% off Creative Cloud.
  • Ip Geolocation [DISCOUNT] - Free for 50K requests and 50% discount on all paid plans for students.


  • Amazon Web Services [FREE] - Access cloud content, training, collaboration tools, and AWS technology at no cost by joining AWS Educate today.
  • Google Cloud Platform [TEMPORARILY FREE] - Access Cloud Services and G-Suite either on a trial of 14 days or register for one year through educational license or by card details.



  • Travis CI [FREE] - Private builds (normally $69/month) while you're a student available via Github Student Developer Pack.
  • StyleCI [FREE / CREDIT] - Free Student Plan with access to StyleCI for up to five private repositories.
  • Semaphore [FREE / DISCOUNT]- Free account for students and educators with a 25% discount for qualifying schools and institutions.


Management Systems

  • Bitnami [FREE] - Install cloud applications in a single click. Business 3 plan (normally $49/month) for one year available via Github Student Developer Pack.
  • Yellow Circle [FREE] - Offers a free online sandbox for students and teachers at all levels to learn and practice IT, networking, and programming skills by creating and configuring virtual routers, virtual machines, and virtual firewalls, load-balancers, and storage devices.
  • Orchestrate [FREE] - Orchestrate is a complete database portfolio that includes search, time-series events, geolocation and graph queries through an API. You can host your data on a public cloud, such as in CenturyLink data centers, or use Orchestrate Enterprise’s dedicated clusters. Github Student Developer Pack members receive a free developer account (normally $49/month).
  • Vertabelo [FREE] - Fully-featured online tool for database design. Free for Educational Purposes.


  • Mapbox [CREDIT] - A mapping platform for developers. 5 GB of storage for your own custom data.


Programming Help

  • HackHands [CREDIT]- Live programming help available 24/7. $25 in platform credit to students via Github Student Developer Pack.
  • Evernote [DISCOUNT] - Capture, organize, and share notes from anywhere. Get 50% off a full year of Evernote Premium.

Domain Name Registers

  • NameCheap [FREE/DISCOUNT] - One year domain name registration on the .me TLD, and deeply discounted registrations on .io, .tech, .com, and .website. Inludes optional free year of hosted Ghost blogging platform or Exposure photo website.
  • .tech [DISCOUNT] - One year registration on .tech TLD for $0.99, with free renewals for referrals.


Software Modeling Tools

  • Astah [FREE] - One Year Professional License
  • Axure RP [FREE] - Free educational license of Axure RP Pro
  • Vertabelo [FREE] - Visual database design online. 100% free academic accounts for students and lecturers who are learning or teaching database modeling.
  • Invision [FREE] - Prototyping and Mockup tool
  • Framer [DISCOUNT] - Prototyping tool. 50% off when you get an educational license.

Visual Analytics

  • CartoDB [FREE / DISCOUNT] - Additional space & features for free accounts or 20% discount on paid accounts.
  • Tableau Desktop [FREE] - One Year Professional License for Students.
  • SAS University Edition and SAS OnDemand Academic [FREE] - The SAS University Edition is distributed as a virtual appliance for VirtualBox/VMWare. It runs in NAT mode on the prepackaged VM and hosts SAS Studio for use with a browser on the host computer. SAS OnDemand hosts SAS Studio for use in the cloud without installation. Both are free for students and teachers at any level.

Game Development Tools

  • Unity3D [FREE] - Unity is one of the world's most widely used game engines. It has created industry standards in 3D interactive content design for game development, architectural visualizations, military simulations, advertising and more. Students are offered a yearly license of $100 USD.
  • Unreal Game Engine [FREE] - Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools. From 2D mobile games to console blockbusters and VR, Unreal Engine 4 gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow and stand out from the crowd. Part of the Github Student Developer Pack

3D Animation and Modeling Software

  • Autodesk Software [FREE] - The Free Autodesk Education License includes Autodesk Maya, 3DS MAX, Softimage, Motion Builder, Mudbox, Inventor Professional...

Password Managers

  • RoboForm [FREE] - Free for students and professors with a valid college or university email address for the first year ($12/year thereafter)
  • LastPass [FREE] - Enjoy 6 months of LastPass Premium to help you manage your online life at school!

Infrastructure Monitoring

Software Packs

  • Microsoft Imagine (formerly DreamSpark) [FREE / DISCOUNT] - Imagine is a Microsoft program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. Currently includes SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016; Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016 in DataCenter, Standard, and Essentials and Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro. Also offers a free Azure App service plan (no credit card). Most students are also eligible for a free Windows 10 license through their school's OnTheHub WebStore.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Education [FREE] - Free access to Microsoft Office 365 software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Teams for students and teachers.
  • Intel Tools for Students [FREE] - Free access to the select Intel® Software Development Products, including: Intel® XDK, Intel® Video Pro Analyzer, Intel® System Studio, Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition and Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition (includes Fortran and C/C++).
  • IBM Student Developer Community [FREE] - Get easy access to the tools you need to develop the next great thing. Enjoy powerful technical and strategic resources from IBM.
  • Figure Eight [FREE] - CrowdFlower is now Figure Eight.Figure Eight is the essential Human-in-the-Loop AI platform for data science & machine learning teams.
  • Exploratory [FREE] - Exploratory’s Simple UI experience makes it possible for Anyone to use the latest and the most advanced innovation in Data Science to discover deep insights.Student Registration Available for pricing.



To the extent possible under law, Acho Arnold has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

Built With LoveBuilt With LoveSearch by