Student Account

By creating a Microsoft Imagine student profile, you can access developer tools, resources, contests and more.

Create a Microsoft Imagine profile

Why sign up for Microsoft Imagine?

Create your student account and verify your student status to download the same tools and products used by professional developers.

Why verify as a student?

Microsoft Imagine software benefits are only available for current full-time students. Please verify with your school-issued email address or a special activation code.

Activate Azure

Activate Azure

Get started developing for the cloud with Microsoft Azure, at no cost and no credit card required.

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Download Software

Download Software

Access the software catalog and download development tools to start building games, apps and more.

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Download now and start coding - Get Visual Studio Community

Get Visual Studio Community

Your next app deserves our best tools. Visual Studio Community 2015 is the new standard in cross-platform app development.

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