AWS Educate

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Membership to AWS Educate is open to all AWS-approved accredited educational institutions, educators, students, and U.S. veterans, transitioning military, and their spouses. If you are a student aged 14 or older currently enrolled in high school, community college, technical institution, or university, AWS Educate is a great fit for you.* AWS customers and partners can tap into this community of cloud-skilled job candidates free of charge.

  • Getting started with AWS Educate is easy. Students ages 18+ and educators can complete our application and apply today. For fast approval into the program, sign up using the email address provided by your educational institution.

    K12 students between the ages of 14-17 can request membership with their .edu email address, an email address provided by an AWS Educate member institution, or with a URL provided to them by their teacher.

    K12 educators should first sign up as an AWS Educate member. Then, they have the ability to invite their students through several tools that streamline the approval process within their educator portal.

    For students who cannot register through one of the methods above, they can apply with their personal email address. However, their application may take a little longer and they will need to provide proof of student status.

    Employers must be AWS Partners or customers and can complete the application online. Employers are then reviewed and approved by the AWS Educate team and notified via email.

  • Yes! If you’re new to cloud computing, first take the Cloud 101 Pathway. Cloud 101 offers a crash course on the cloud, its history, solutions, and why companies across the globe are looking for employees with cloud expertise. Looking for more “getting started” options? Check out the Cloud Literacy Badge to get introduced to the cloud through interactive challenges.

  • The AWS Educate Starter account offers students no-cost access to a specified, capped amount of AWS cloud resources without requiring a credit card for payment. The account provides access to most AWS Cloud services but does not allow for post-graduation portability. View the services supported with an AWS Educate Starter account.

    Educators have the option to sign up with an AWS account or an AWS Educate Starter account. Selecting an AWS account allows for the greatest amount of flexibility, access to AWS services, eligibility for AWS Free Tier in year one and a larger AWS Promotional Credit amount. The AWS Educate Starter account is a great alternative only if you do not have access to a credit card.

    The ability to sign up with an AWS account is only available to educator members.

  • AWS Promotional Credit is an amount credited to your AWS account or AWS Educate Starter account that allow you to use AWS services without incurring fees. AWS Educate members use AWS Promotional Credit to practice the skills they learn through pathways and badges to continue to gain increasing expertise in cloud technology and AWS services.

    Educators can work with students to use AWS Promotional Credit on a variety of classroom assignments and activities using AWS services.

    Note that the ability to sign up with an AWS account is only available to educator members.

  • Students ages 18+ who enroll with an AWS Educate Starter account at a member institution receive $100 in AWS Promotional Credit and $30 in credit at a non-member institution.

    Students between the ages of 14-17 who enroll with an AWS Educate Starter Account at a member institution will receive $75 in AWS Promotional Credit and $30 in credit at a non-member institution.

    Educators who enroll with an AWS account at a member institution receive $200 in AWS Promotional Credit and $75 in credit at a non-member institution.

    Educators who enroll with an AWS Educate Starter account at a member institution receive $150 in AWS Promotional Credit and $50 in credit at a non-member institution.

    U.S. Veterans who enroll with an AWS Educate Starter account receive $50 in AWS Promotional Credits.

    The ability to sign up with an AWS account is only available to educator members.

  • All AWS Educate members 18 and older can review and apply for full time jobs and internships from around the world through the AWS Educate Job Board. The Job Board is designed specifically to host early-career cloud jobs aligned to the skills Educate members gain through the AWS Educate Cloud Degree program and AWS Educate Cloud Career Pathways.

    Employers can post an unlimited number of jobs that match the skills and abilities of AWS Educate member students. This can be done either individually, or, if approved, through a no-cost, automatic scraping service provided by AWS.

  • Absolutely! Participation in AWS Educate is available to all AWS-approved educational institutions, educators, and students around the globe. Please direct interested contacts to registration and to the instructions above.

  • The AWS Educate Cloud Degree Program is a collaborative effort between AWS Educate and higher education institutions to develop degrees in cloud computing.

  • The best way to make employers aware of your skills is to ensure you have a fully completed student profile, including a resume (CV), project examples, and links to activities and experiences relevant to the cloud job you are seeking.

    Employers can set job alerts—much like students can—that notify them when a student meets the hiring criteria they have set for a role. A student must opt into making their profile shareable for them to be identified by potential employers.

Get started with AWS Educate today

Getting started with AWS Educate is simple. Register for your account today and take advantage of all that AWS Educate has to offer!

*The ability for employers to message students within AWS Educate and the AWS Educate Interview Accelerator are currently only available in the United States. AWS makes no recommendations regarding specific job listings or hiring companies. In addition, AWS assumes no responsibility for (i) the contents, accuracy, or completeness of any job listing, (ii) the availability or unavailability of any jobs referenced in job listings, or (iii) any communications between hiring companies and AWS Educate members that may result from job listings. Use of the AWS Educate Job Board features is subject to the AWS Educate Terms & Conditions.

AWS Educate provides its members with no cost access to learning content and AWS services designed to build knowledge and skills in cloud computing. It is available globally to students who are 14 or older, with the exceptions of China, Switzerland, and European Economic Area countries (16 or older); and Algeria, Lebanon, and Portugal (18 or older). The AWS Educate Terms & Conditions govern participation in the AWS Educate Program. Use of AWS Promotional Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.