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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 unlimited public and private repositories for academic users and teams.
  • GitHub - 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 - 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 - IDE for using C# for iOS, Android, Mac & Windows platforms. Free for students.
  • Visual Studio Community 2017 - IDE for C#,Javascript, C++ and others. Latest release includes Xamarin.
  • Bootstrap Studio - IDE that creates responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework. Free for students.
  • MATLAB - MATLAB is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numerical computation.Discounted Price for Students.
  • ShiftEdit - ShiftEdit is a powerful online IDE for developing websites. Get 50 Education Licences for only $750 per year.

Version Control

  • Tower - Version control with git made easy. Students get a 50% discount.
  • GitKraken - 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 - Open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time.Also included via Github Student Developer Pack.

Web Hosting

  • Digital Ocean - Digital Ocean provides $50 in hosting credit for every student that signs up for the Github Student Developer Pack.
  • Gwiddle - Gwiddle provides hosting for 2 websites, 10 mail accounts, 4 MySQL DBs, and 3GB bandwidth and diskspace free to verified students. Includes online Plesk control panel and the ability to bring your own domain name. Supports free SSL certificates via Let's Encrypt.
  • RoseHosting - RoseHosting offers a recurring 20% discount on all their managed Linux VPS and Shared hosting plans when paying monthly. Students can use the discount by applying the coupon code "STUDENT20". Valid for new customers only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Design and Photo Editing

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



  • Amazon Web Services - Access cloud content, training, collaboration tools, and AWS technology at no cost by joining AWS Educate today.



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


Management Systems

  • Bitnami - Install cloud applications in a single click. Business 3 plan (normally $49/month) for one year available via Github Student Developer Pack.
  • Yellow Circle - 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 - 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 - Fully-featured online tool for database design.Free for Educational Purposes.


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


Programming Help

Domain Name Registers


Software Modeling Tools

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

Visual Analytics

  • CartoDB - Additional space & features for free accounts or 20% discount on paid accounts.
  • Tableau Desktop - One Year Professional License for Students.
  • SAS University Edition and SAS OnDemand Academic - 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 - 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 - 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

Password Managers

  • RoboForm - Completely free for students and professors with a valid college or university email address (normally $19.95/year)
  • LastPass - Enjoy 6 months of LastPass Premium to help you manage your online life at school!

Infrastructure Monitoring

Software Packs

  • Microsoft Imagine (formerly DreamSpark) - 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.
  • Intel Tools for Students - 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 - Get easy access to the tools you need to develop the next great thing. Enjoy powerful technical and strategic resources from IBM.
  • Figure Eight - CrowdFlower is now Figure Eight.Figure Eight is the essential Human-in-the-Loop AI platform for data science & machine learning teams.
  • Exploratory - 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.



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