Join GitHub Education

Join GitHub Education

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Introduction to GitHub Education

GitHub Education is the concept of “Empowering the next generation of developers”. It bridges the gap between coding education and a tech career, and is accessible to everyone globally at no cost.

GitHub Education is a commitment to bringing tech and open source collaboration to students and educators across the globe.


To qualify for student benefits, you must:

  • Have a GitHub account.
  • Be at least 13 years old.
  • Be currently enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study from a recognized educational institution.
  • Be able to provide documentation from your school which demonstrates your current student status.

Before you begin

  • Complete your GitHub account billing information with your full legal name as it appears on your academic affiliation documentation. (You do not have to add a payment method.)
    Billing Information
  • Verify your academic email address on your GitHub account, if your school provides one.
    Verify email
  • Secure your GitHub account with two-factor authentication. (It is recommended to use the GitHub Mobile app.)
  • Personalize your public GitHub Profile with your photo, your name, your pronouns, and more.

Drop a Application

  • Navigate to the GitHub Education page for students in GitHub Portal.
  • Click on Join GitHub Education button.
    Join GitHub Education
  • Make sure that Student is Selected
  • Scroll down to Application tab.
    • Click on Select this School Button
    • Click on Continue Button
      Application tab
  • Scroll down to Please upload proof of academic status tab and upload your marks memo (for faster verification).
    Proof of academic status
  • Click on Process my application
    Wait 24 hours for verifvation.

Advantages of GitHub Education

  • Free GutHub Pro Account.
  • Code in the cloud with GitHub Codespaces.
  • Learn faster and code better with GitHub Copilot.
  • Start using professional developer tools.
  • Become a leader in tech with GitHub Campus Experts.
  • Work on real-world projects with Community Exchange.

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