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University of Cambridge joins Amazon’s AWS Educate programme

last modified Mar 06, 2019 03:15 PM
The University has joined the programme as an Institutional member, which gives staff and students access to the programme’s benefits.

Who should be interested?

This will be of particular relevance to:

  1. computer science students
  2. staff teaching cloud computing technologies
  3. PIs and the research community.

What is AWS Educate?

The AWS Educate programme is Amazon’s programme for helping students learn real-world cloud technology skills before graduating. It provides students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. 

For students

AWS Educate provides tools for students aspiring to a technology career:

  • $100 AWS Credits for hands-on experience with AWS technology
  • Free access to AWS Educate Student Portal
  • Free access to online labs
  • Free access to the AWS Educate Job Board

Student sign-up >


 For educators

  • $200 AWS Credits
  • Free access to AWS Educator Collaboration Portal
  • Free Access to AWS Essentials eLearning
  • 50% discount on AWS Certification
  • Free access to online labs

Staff sign-up>


For researchers

AWS Cloud Credits for Research Program

Some Cambridge researchers have already benefitted from substantial research grants (which can be worth tens of thousands of pounds) by applying to the AWS Cloud Credits for Research Program that supports researchers who seek to:

  • build cloud-hosted publicly available science-as-a-service applications, software, or tools to facilitate their future research and the research of their community
  • perform proof of concept or benchmark tests evaluating the efficacy of moving research workloads or open data sets to the cloud
  • train a broader community on the usage of cloud for research workloads via workshops or tutorials.

How to apply for AWS Cloud Credits for Research


How to enrol for AWS Educate

You’ll need to sign up for an AWS account using your email address so you can to log in to AWS Educate:

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