Github Student Developer Pack is the best package of IT perks for students available today. It offers free access to lots of expensive developer tools and software on the market. Note that this pack is not strictly for developers. No matter your field of study, there’s an offer you’ll definitely find useful. You’ll learn about some offers in the pack, how to apply, eligibility requirements, how long it may take to get accepted, and how you can benefit from it in this article.
What is in the pack?
You get free access to many software and services ranging from developer to designer tools. Personally, my favorite is the $100 credits from Digital Ocean valid for a year. You also receive a free 12-month subscription on the Canva Pro tier worth $119. This is the perk almost everyone will love because it offers awesome designing tools for school projects, social media, and even e-commerce. Here is a table that lists a few more perks in the student developer pack. You can find the full list of perks here.
|Stripe||Waived transaction fees on first $1000 in revenue processed.||$1000|
|Microsoft Azure||Free access to 25+ Microsoft Azure cloud services plus $100 in Azure credit.||$100+|
|Namecheap||Free 1 year domain on the .me TLD + free Positive SSL certificate for 1 year||$27+|
|GitHub||Free access to Github Pro as long as you’re a student||$40+/yr|
|Heroku||One free Hobby Dyno for 2 years||$168|
|Canva||Free Canva Pro for 1 year||$119|
|Digital Ocean||$100 in credits valid for a year||$100|
|MongoDB||$200 in MongoDB Atlas Credits, plus access to MongoDB Compass and MongoDB University including free certification.||$500+|
|Icons 8||3-month All Access subscription with icons, photos, illustrations, and music.||$87|
|Bootstrap Studio||Free license as long as you’re a student||$69+|
|Twilio||$50 in Twilio API credits and exclusive in-game items in Twilio Quest.||$50+|
|Kodika||Kodika Unlimited Pro subscription free for 6 months.||$200+|
**You are likely to save more than stated here, some partners offer free services in addition to credits to students enrolled in the GitHub pack.
If you meet the requirements, your application for the pack can be accepted no matter the country you are. Not all students are eligible to apply for this pack. To qualify, you must:
- Be at least 13 years old.
- Be enrolled in High School (S.H.S) or Higher.
- Have a student email address issued by your school, or documents to prove your student status
How do I apply?
Before, make sure you have access to your student email’s inbox. You’ll be receiving emails to verify your account and results of your application. Now follow these steps.
- Create a Github account.
- Apply for the Github Student Developer Pack by clicking here.
- Sign in with your GitHub account.
- Verify your student status by entering your student email.
- Fill the form you are provided with, includes the name of your institution and how you plan to use the pack.
- Submit your application.
How long does it take to get approved for the Github Student Developer Pack?
It could take from the same day to months. This depends on your country and the method of student verification. The timing of your application also counts. At the beginning of a new academic year or semester, there may be numerous applications that slow down the review process. Personally, my application was approved in 10 days. Submitting the required and accurate documents will likely speed up the process of your application.
How do I benefit from the Github Student Developer Pack?
Developer or non-developer, anyone can benefit from the student developer pack. Non-developers for example can make great use of the designer tools available. Apps like Canva Pro can help you design stunning images, posters, presentations, and logos. Kodika can help non-developers create apps without codes. Developers can also host their websites and apps for free on the cloud platform. There are numerous APIs and Services also available for use in personal and commercial projects.
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