Microsoft Azure

What is Microsoft Azure for Students (formerly Imagine)?

Microsoft Azure for Students is a scheme in which Microsoft provides students with free access to application development and design software. This is available to all students of the University (regardless of course or degree type).

Microsoft is currently re-branding their Imagine programme across to Azure for Students so you may see references to both on the website. More detailed information on the Azure for Students programme is found here.

How do I get access to the software?

Go to the Microsoft Azure for Students website: Simply sign in with your Unimail account & it will verify you as a student. It may send you an email to click on to verify you.

What is Microsoft Imagine Premium?

Microsoft Imagine Premium is an exclusive part of the Imagine programme specifically aimed at STEM students. This gives you access to all the software & tools within the Microsoft Imagine programme (as above) but with more specific development & testing software. This has yet to be rebranded under the Azure for Students name yet.

We currently have this running within the School of Computing & Engineering. For access please contact the IT technical staff within the School of Computing & Engineering (C&E students only). You can email them at or visit their office in SJ2/04.