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Observability. Why you need it.

What is observability?

Observability helps software engineering teams to understand the health and performance of their systems—and see beyond not just what errors occur, but to know when and why.

What is New Relic for Students?

New Relic for Students gives early career learners more benefits than our Free plan—with more users to learn, collaborate, and innovate.

Why use New Relic?

With New Relic, you'll have access to a best-in-class observability platform for free, with exposure to open source tools, training, resources, and certifications to validate your expertise.


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Create a free account.

Sign up with New Relic to get your account number and verify your student status.

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Verify your student status.

Go to our Student Status Verification page to add your account number.

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Start using New Relic.

Once you’re verified, enjoy all the benefits of New Relic for Students.

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Yes. If you do not have a free account already, you can sign up here.

You must have an account with one of our education partners in order to access New Relic for Students. If you are a current college, university, or technical school student, you are eligible to access the student account through GitHub Education.* Through our other partners, you must meet their requirements in order to access New Relic for Students.

*Proof of current student status is required.

For questions about student verification, please visit the Student Verification FAQs on the Student Account Verification Page.

Great! Please send an email to to learn more about becoming a partner.

Students from select technical bootcamps will be eligible for New Relic for Students beginning in 2023. For more information, please email

If you would like access now, please visit the websites of our other partners listed and see if you qualify for their programs.

New Relic and New Relic for Students are only available to those who are 18 years of age or of eligible age in their country to register and accept our terms of service.

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Sign up for your free New Relic account today or become an education partner with New Relic for Students!