Alibaba Cloud for Students

Alibaba Cloud is proud to empower educators and students all around the world to become the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. Eligible university students and educators will gain access to cloud computing and e-learning resources.

Program Overview


Get a head start on your career in the cloud. With access to our select Elastic Compute Service (ECS) for only $0.99 and ten free training courses, Alibaba Cloud is here to make your journey to cloud computing more accessible. This offer is currently available to university students enrolled in the USA.


Upon successful verification, college educators will receive access to discounted Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) along with 15 Apsara Clouder training courses. More coming soon.


The Alibaba Cloud University Cooperation Program (AUCP) is a global education program aiming to support schools and students around the world to gain access to Alibaba Cloud resources and nurture future talents in the cloud computing, cloud security, and big data industries Learn more.

How to Redeem Student Offers

Step 1

Register an account. No upfront cost required.

1.1 Register 1.2 Add card

Step 2

Verify your status to be qualified for our student discount.

2.1 Verify Identity 2.2 Verify student

Step 3

Purchase ECS for $0.99 and select your free course.

3.1 Buy cloud server 3.2 Start training

Exclusive Student Offer on Elastic Compute Service

Get Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) for only $0.99 for an entire year. Plus, ten free Clouder certification courses for free.


Network Enhanced ECS (sn1ne)

Intel Skylake Xeon Platinum 8163 2.5GHz processor

2 Core CPU

4GB Memory

40GB Ultra Disk

Linux OS

120,000 PPS

US West Region

Compute Network Enhancement Type (sn1ne)

High network PPS,processor/memory ratio of 1:2

Compute Network Enhancement Type (sn1ne)

High network PPS,processor/memory ratio of 1:2

Get Ten Free Certification Courses

Apsara Clouder Technical Certifications is a light-weight certification program that aims to help learners quickly understand Alibaba Cloud and its applications. Eligible students and educators will receive up to 15 courses for free. You can also explore over 30 other courses for free.

Operate & Manage a Cloud Server

Understand the advantage of a cloud server. Learn how to purchase a cloud server on Alibaba Cloud, manage the server on our console, backup critical data and ensure your system can adjust according to business needs.

Construct a Dynamic Website

How to construct a dynamic website that can actively update its content? In this Clouder lesson, you will learn how to build a WordPress website on Alibaba Cloud.

Internetworking with VPC

The Alibaba Cloud Interconnecting VPC with Express Connect and VPN Gateway course is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge to plan, configure and administer VPC connections.

Machine Learning:Heart Disease Prediction

This session introduces how to use Alibaba Cloud Machine Learning Platform For Al to create a heart disease prediction model basedon the data collected from heart disease patients

Deploy an E-commerce Website

In this Clouder course, you will learn how to launch an e-commerce website using Alibaba Cloud’s SAS service and configureMagento fit your need.

Protect Your Web Applica-tion onAlibaba cloud

You will understand main security risks faced by web applications on internet and solution offered by Alibaba Cloud.

Operate and Manage a Cloud Server

Understand the advantage of cloud server.Learn how to purchase a cloud server on Alibaba Cloud, manage the serner on ourconsole,backup critical data and ensure your system can adjust according to business needs.

Accelerate Your Content Globally

This clouder online course and certification is designed to help students learn about CDN related knowledge and skills, and master the specific operations of Alibaba Cloud CDN's multiple functional modules to accelerate website access.


Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is trusted by over 2.3 million customers worldwide, and is an Official Cloud Services Partner to the Olympic Games.
Cloud Without Borders
Cloud Without Borders

Cut down latency and deploy globally on Alibaba Cloud’s international network of 17 data center regions and manage all regions via a single global account.

Safeguard Your Data
Safeguard Your Data

Alibaba Cloud is committed to the highest levels of compliance including Germany's C5 standard, PCI DSS for payments, HIPAA for healthcare, and the EU GDPR for data protection and privacy.

Record-breaking Performance
Record-breaking Performance

Alibaba Cloud has broken records in data sorting technology, DDoS protection, and e-commerce transaction processing volume.

China's Largest Cloud Provider
China's Largest Cloud Provider

Access China’s largest cloud network, with 1,000+ CDN nodes, 7 deployment regions, ICP support, and multiple Availability Zones in each region.

Alibaba Cloud Academy Partnership

Alibaba Cloud​ will provide professors with discounts to one of the most powerful computing platforms in the world and our online lab platform to facilitate the inclusion of cloud computing / Big Data / Security topics in their academic portfolios. Students will benefit from industry-leading training materials, online hands-on exercises, and discounted certification exams, providing them with solid, market-recognized credentials in addition to their university degrees and future career.

Rules & FAQs

  • 1. Who can Join?
    For now, this offer is exclusive to US university students after successful verification of enrollment. Real-name registration is required prior to request for verification on educational status. We are going to support more countries in the coming months.
  • 2. Student Offer Details
    The offer is limited to 1 server per student. The offer includes:
    • $0.99 for select prepaid ECS servers yearly subscription. The supported instance types might be changed time to time.
    • 10 free clouder certification courses for students and 15 free clouder certification courses for educators. Regular, non-discounted prices apply for subsequent course.
    • 50GB data package for eligible students for 12 consecutive months from the date of activation
  • 3. Student Verification Tips
    Each account can submit the verification twice, try to use the same name in Real Name Registration and student verification. if you are failed, you can also submit a ticket for help.
  • 4. How can I use the 50GB Free Data Transfer per month?
    You'll receive 12 data transfer vouchers after you purchase the student cloud server, then you can redeem the voucher in your console to enjoy the free data transfer. Each voucher can be redeemed for 50GB data transfer package. The vouchers are valid for a year from the date of issuing.
  • 5. Can I renew the cloud server?
    Yes, however the special price and data transfer package is only for the first year. After that, the price will be back to original price.
  • 6. Can I cancel the yearly subscription of the cloud server and get a refund?
    No. This student special offer is a pre-paid US $0.99 subscription. The sale is final and can not be canceled for a refund.
  • 7. Disclaimer
    Alibaba Cloud reserves the right to end or adjust this Offer at any time.