AWS Educate and AWS Academy

CUHK is a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate Cloud-related learning needs. With the grants-based access, it provides hands-on experience with AWS technology, cloud training resources, course content and collaboration forums.

AWS provides a wide range of cloud-based technology solutions, including storage and content delivery, managed databases, networking tools, developer tools, management tools, security & identity management systems, analytics, game development, mobile services, application services, and more.

Available to

Teaching Staff & students

Service Charge and Application

Free; account registration is required.

Service Page

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate:

Service Availability

24 X 7


– FAQs:
– FAQ: video for Educators
– Support:


AWS Educate is a self-learning platform for students to learn Cloud knowledge at their own pace.

Key Features and Benefits for Students –

  • No-cost, self-learning platform for students
    • 12+ Career pathway courses, such as Cloud Computing 101, Machine Learning, Data Scientist, Application Developer, etc., which are some hot career options, with hours of training courses, to build the essential career skills and knowledge.
    • 11+ Badges courses, such as IoT, Alexa, RoboMaker, Gaming, etc., to expand Cloud skillset in some of the industry’s fastest growing technology areas.
  • For non-technical students, there are fundamental Cloud-related courses, such as Cloud Computing 101, to touch and explore Cloud-related basic knowledge.
  • Student will receive completion digital certificates and badges
  • A Job Board for receiving hiring information from renowned technology and Cloud-related companies.Students can sign-up for AWS Educate now at


  • After submitting the registration, immediately there will be an email coming to verify the applied email address. Sometimes it may go to junk box or deleted items rather than inbox. Please search for that email immediately because if the email box is not verified, the application is not officially submitted yet.
  • For students, please fill in your Graduation Year correctly because it impacts your benefits. The free credits will continue to refresh on a yearly basis until Graduation Date.

AWS Academy provides education institutions with free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. Educators can add students into the class for accessing learning materials and lab environment.

Key Features and Benefits for Student –

  • No-cost, instructor-led platform for educators and students to learn and experiment.
  • 2 Tiers of Services:
    • Foundation Services
      • Courses: AWS Academy Cloud Foundations + AWS Academy Machine Learning Foundations
      • Lab: Foundation Level
    • Associate Services
      • Courses*: AWS Academy Foundation Level Courses + AWS Academy Cloud Developing, AWS Academy Architecting, AWS Academy Cloud Operations, AWS Academy Data Analytics
      • Lab: Foundation Level + Associate Level
  • The teaching materials are specially designed for AWS Certified Examinations.
  • 50% off exam voucher for AWS Certification exam
  • Lab environment with US$100 AWS credits per students per lab for students to undergo projects or self-practices.
  • Remarks: Educators will need to be accredited for teaching the AWS Academy Associate Level courses.

To sign up as AWS educator, faculty members please complete the form here.