With the dramatically increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to greatly accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors and to help power the entrepreneurs, workforce, and researchers of tomorrow.

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AWS Credits (annually renewable)
  • $200 in AWS credits per educator – at member institutions
  • $75 in AWS credits per educator – at non-member institutions
  • $100 in AWS credits per student – at member institutions
  • $35 in AWS credits per student – at non-member institutions
AWS Training
  • Free access to labs
  • Free AWS Technical Essentials eLearning course
  • 50% off instructor-led training provided by AWS in the United States, Brazil or Japan
  • 50% off AWS certification exams
  • Free access to labs
Curated Content
  • Free access to AWS content for classes
  • Free access to content contributed by leading educators
  • Free access to AWS content for homework, labs, or self-study
Collaboration Tools
  • Educator Collaboration Portal access
  • Virtual and in-person events
  • Contribute and rate content
  • Private and public discussion forums
  • Provide feedback on AWS Educate
  • Student Portal access
  • Virtual and in-person event to gather information, share best practices, and network
  • Provide feedback on AWS Educate

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Institutions can provide educators and students with resources for cloud-related learning. Those at member institutions receive twice as many AWS credits, demos and special on-campus programs.

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Professors, teaching assistants, and educators receive access to AWS technology, open source content to infuse into their courses, training resources, and a global community of cloud evangelists.

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Students from around the globe receive access to AWS technology, training, content, and community resources geared to prepare them for a future as cloud entrepreneurs, thinkers, and leaders.

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“Three years ago, I began incorporating AWS services into my cloud computing courses. The cloud resources AWS provided me has allowed me to really challenge my students to develop real-world solutions to problems they might face in their careers. One such project involves giving students 1.2 terabytes of Twitter data and asking them to compete against other students by building a tweet query web service that meets correctness, budget and throughput requirements. So far, we’ve had over 770 students complete this course, and as an institution, we are committed to expanding our use of AWS technology in the classroom over the next several years through AWS Educate.”

Dr. Majd Sakr - Computer Science Professor, Carnegie Mellon University


"Cornell Tech is a revolutionary model for graduate school, forging a new intersection between academia and industry, so we were excited to be among the first universities to use AWS Educate. The content, training and educator collaboration Amazon has launched to accelerate cloud-related learning has become a great complement to our entrepreneurial programs."

Greg Pass - Cornell Tech's Chief Entrepreneurial Officer


“With 4,500 computer science and engineering students, the University of Washington is one of the largest programs in the nation, and we are focused on fueling student-lead innovation. Our faculty has been extensive users of AWS in the classroom over the past few year, and now AWS Educate provides us with the opportunity to accelerate our own move to the cloud and provide our students with the support they need to harness the transformative power of cloud technology. Our vision goes beyond computer science, though — given the enthusiastic response that we’ve observed from faculty, we intend to extend AWS Educate to other parts of the institution, beginning with our Social Sciences department.”

Philip Reid - Associate Vice Provost for UW-IT Academic Services and Professor of Chemistry


"Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse institution of higher education in the U.S., offering an exceptional learning environment to our students. Our acclaimed School of Engineering and Technology is dedicated to advancing workforce education through innovative solutions and industry partnerships, and we are excited to integrate AWS Educate into our curricula beginning this fall. AWS Educate will provide our students with in-depth, project-based learning opportunities and access to AWS' cutting-edge technology, helping to give our students a competitive advantage in obtaining fast-paced, high-paying jobs upon graduation.”

Djuradj Babic, PhD - Director, School of Engineering and Technology


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