AWS Educate

AWS Educate

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

Staff & students

Service Charge and Application

For free; Check out get started guide for account creation, grant application and credit redemption

Service Page

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate:

Service Availability

24 X 7


1. Grant-based access

AWS Educate provides educators, teaching assistants, and students with AWS credits that can be used to provide you with free access to AWS services. For educators, these credits can help to build your courses or skill up on AWS. Students can apply their credits to use AWS services for gaining hands-on experience with AWS and completing homework assignments, labs and projects.

Through application to AWS Educate individually, faculty receive US$200 credit and students receive US$100 credit for the use of AWS services. These credits are renewable annually.


2. Getting Started

To apply for a grant, you must first have a personal AWS account. You need to register for an AWS account using your CUHK email address and must agree to the terms of service that exist between you and Amazon. Your AWS account is a standalone account that you create at Amazon. And the University does not manage or control your individual user account.

With your AWS account, you may purchase a range of cloud-based web services. Once you have an AWS account, you may apply for a grant (issued on the basis of your affiliation with CUHK). Once approved, you may apply this credit to your personal account, and charge AWS against its balance.

See the getting started guide here to know how to create your AWS account, apply for an AWS Educate grant, and redeem your credit.

More information can be found at AWS Educate FAQs