Microsoft has launched DreamSpark for millions of students in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium.

What is DreamSpark?

DreamSpark is simple, it’s all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology – or just get a head start on your career.

What do you get for being a student?


Other free tools


How do I get these?

If you are a student in one of the 11 countries, just select a product and follow the steps below.

  • Sign In with your Windows Live ID. If you don’t have one, go get one here. Pretty basic stuff.
  • Get verified as a student. The system is linked to schools and organizations around the world that can confirm student status. Simply choose your country and school, enter your info and hit submit.
  • Download your products. Now remember these are professional tools. This means they are pretty big files so make sure you have the bandwidth and space to bring them to your machine. We support the latest versions of both Internet Explorer and Firefox for your download.

What if my country is not listed yet?

As of now Australia is not on the list. So what do I do?

  1. Wait.
  2. Get ISIC (International Student Identity Card) at the cost of AU$ 18 from one of their offices. Enter ISIC number here to verify and you are on your way to downloads!