Windows 11 Education for Students

Microsoft offers Windows 11 Education for free to students at certain educational institutions. UW students can access that software following the directions below.

To receive your Windows student key, please follow these steps:

Azure Sign-in

  • If this is the first time you have signed in to this site, you will need to complete these steps:
      • You will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions and the Academic/Student verification
    Azure Academic Verification
    • For the Academic/Student verification, please fill in the fields. For school name, type in Madison and then select University of Wisconsin Madison (Madison, WI)
    • For your school email address, please use your netid@wisc.edu email address.
    • You will now be routed to the Education | Overview hub page. (NOTE: Pay attention to directions below, they differ slightly from the screenshot).

Azure Education Hub

  • To see the available software, please click on the 'Software' tab on the left side of the page.
  • In the search box, type in 'Windows 11' (without the quotes).
  • Select Windows 11 Education (NOTE: if you need Windows 10 Education, search for that instead. You will only get a key for one version of Windows but Windows 10 may be upgraded to Windows 11 in the future). You do NOT want the N version.
  • Click on 'View key' to get your product key for the version of Windows you selected. We strongly recommend you also backup this key securely.
  • Click on 'Download' to download the Windows installer


KeywordsWindows 10 Education for Students Microsoft reinstall multiple computers new license reset key Windows 11   Doc ID136737
OwnerNick R.GroupDoIT Help Desk
Created2024-04-10 18:42:12Updated2024-04-11 13:13:32
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