The AWS Educate initiative will provide students and educators with four important resources:
AWS Education program

  • Grants of AWS credits for use in courses and projects.
  • Free content to embed in courses or to use as-is.
  • Access to free and discounted AWS Training resources.
  • Online and in-person collaboration and networking opportunities.
Membership in AWS Educate is open to AWS-approved, accredited educational institutions, educators, and students. Simply click here to apply!

School administrators (generally faculty or a member of the IT department) can sign up for AWS Educate and appoint themselves or another individual within the organization as the Central Point of Contact. This person is responsible for providing a list of valid domains that can be used to identify current students and faculty. They may also be asked to help verify student and/or educator participation in the program.
Benefits for Educators

All educators are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Free access to the AWS Educate Educator Collaboration Portal.
  • Free access to AWS Essentials eLearning.
  • 50% discount on instructor-led training.
  • 50% discount on AWS Certification.
  • Access to free Online Labs.
Institutions that have joined AWS Educate are eligible for a grant of $200 in AWS credits per educator. If the institution has not joined, each educator is eligible for a grant of $75 in AWS credits (all amounts are in USD).
Benefits for Students

All students have access to the AWS Educate Student Portal and free Online Labs, along with a grant of USD $35 in AWS credits. If the student is a member of an organization that has joined AWS Educate, they are eligible for a grant of $100 in AWS credits.
AWS Educate on Campus

We are planning to conduct large-scale training, hackathons, and other on-campus events at some of the organizations that join AWS Educate. The AWS Evangelists will also be opening up time on their calendars to visit and speak to events at these organizations.
The AWS Cloud Credits for Research Program
(formerly AWS Research Grants)
supports researchers who seek to:


  1. Build cloud-hosted publicly available science-as-a-service applications, software, or tools to facilitate their future research and the research of their community.
  2. Perform proof of concept or benchmark tests evaluating the efficacy of moving research workloads or open data sets to the cloud.
  3. Train a broader community on the usage of cloud for research workloads via workshops or tutorials.
AWS Cloud Credits for Research
Astana Business Campus - Innovation cluster of Nazarbayev University

Nur-Sultan city, 53, Kabanbay batyr Ave.
Tel: +7(7172)70 66 43
pr.nuris@nu.edu.kz