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Apply for an educator or researcher discount

If you're an educator or a researcher, you can apply to receive GitHub Team for your organization account for free.

About educator and researcher discounts

As a student or faculty member at an accredited educational institution, you can apply for GitHub Education benefits, which includes access to GitHub Global Campus. GitHub Global Campus is a portal that allows the GitHub Education Community to access their education benefits—all in one place! The GitHub Global Campus portal includes access to the GitHub Education Community, industry tools used by professional developers, events, Campus TV content, GitHub Classroom, and other exclusive features to help students and teachers shape the next generation of software development.

Before applying for an individual discount, check if your learning community is already partnered with us as a GitHub Campus Program school. For more information, see "About GitHub Campus Program."

To apply for an educator or researcher discount, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Be an educator, faculty member, or researcher.
  • Have a verifiable school-issued email address.
  • Upload documents that prove your school affiliation.
  • Have a personal account on GitHub.

For more information about personal accounts on GitHub, see "Signing up for a new GitHub account."

Applying for an educator or researcher discount

  1. Go to GitHub Education and, in the top right, click Get benefits.

  2. Under "Individuals", click Get teacher benefits. "Get teacher benefits" on GitHub Education homepage

  3. Select or add the email address you use for school. Select the email address

    Tip: Selecting a school-issued email address, if you have one, gives you the best chance of a speedy review.

  4. If prompted, upload proof of your academic status.

    • Click Use your camera to take a picture. Button to use your camera to take a picture

    • Optionally, to change the camera you want to use, use the camera drop-down menu. Camera drop-down menu

    • Place your valid academic ID or other proof of current academic status in the frame, then click Take photo. Take photo button

    • If you can't take a picture of your proof of academic status, to upload an image from your computer instead, click Upload image. Upload image link

      Note: PDF files are not supported, and you cannot upload them as proof of academic status.

  5. Enter your school's name. Field for your school name

  6. Describe how you plan to use GitHub. Description field for how you plan to use GitHub

  7. Verify your application details, then click Submit your information. Submit your information button

    If your application is approved, you'll receive a confirmation email. Applications are usually processed within a few days, but it may take longer during peak times, such as during the start of a new semester.

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