Privileges for students with .EDU mail

Tram Ho

When becoming a college or university student, everyone will probably have an email account with the “.edu” extension. In addition to the services provided by the provider such as unlimited storage (Drive with Google, or Onedrive with Microsoft), learning tools (such as Teams, …) … there are many Many discounts or even free from online services such as Adobe, Amazon, Autodesk, … However many of you may not be able to exploit all this huge source of incentives. So in this article, let’s see an overview of the benefits and methods to sign up for these services.

1. Github Education Pack – Student development package

This is one of the first and greatest benefits I see. This service, to provide students with free access to developer tools, currently (5/2020) has all 107 incentives attached and is still increasing day by day. Typical can be mentioned as Github Pro account, AWS Educate account $ 100, Azure account with $ 70, Heroku, mongoDB, free domain-hosting, … Github Education Pack I will mention in a separate article in the near future

2. Unlimited Bitbucket for the classroom

Bitbucket supports creating separate Repositories for groups / classes, distribution tools, reviews and feedback. Additional support is limited to collaborators instead of 5 as free accounts. Just register with edu email address and you will be automatically granted academic-license.

2. Free 1-year JetBrains

If you are learning Java, PHP, Ruby, or .NET, JetBrains is a software company that has very useful tools for programmers such as:

  • ReSharper for code optimization when programming .NET.
  • WebStorm, IDE for programming HTML, CSS, JavaScript combining functions of managing source code
  • PHPStorm, IDE is a very powerful PHP programming software.
  • Most prominent are IntelliJ IDEA, IDE for Java and Scala programming. The aplly is also easy and only requires the active software license through the account.

3. Amazon Prime 180 days free

When you use an .EDU email account and sign up for an Amazon Student account – you will be able to use Amazon Prime for free for six months, with lots of benefits:

  • Free shipping on many Amazon products and student discounts. (Of course still not supporting Vietnam yet)
  • Huge repository of movies, TVShow and 50 million music tracks.
  • Unlimited photo storage with Amazon Prime Photos.

4. Free AutoDesk and AutoCAD software

Autodesk provides a version specifically for the study and study of its software, which is the Education version. There are many different software to choose from: AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit … all are free for 3 years, enough for you to study and research. All you have to do is visit the AutoDesk website, create an account, and start downloading the software.

5. LassPass password management tool 6 months free

LastPass is a freemium password manager that stores encrypted passwords online. The standard version of LastPass comes with the web interface, but also includes plugins for various web browsers and applications for many smartphones. The registration is also extremely easy to perform, just follow the link above and start registering only.

6. Discount on Adobe CC software

Adobe is a huge ecosystem for designing, with design tools (Illustrator), photo editing (Photoshop), video editing (Premiere, After Effects) and more. The preferential package for students is reduced up to 60%, from $ 69.72 / month. down to $ 26.30 / month. in the first year and $ 39.46 / th. in the following months. Registration will ask you to prove that you are a student by requesting to upload your student ID.

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