Bitbucket Gets Academic – Free Academic Accounts, Free T-Shirt

Did you say FREE for academic users?

You bet. Bitbucket offers free unlimited public and private repositories for academic users and teams.

How do I get in on this?

Easy. Sign up for a Bitbucket account using your academic email address. We’ll do the rest. We’ve expanded the automatic academic account upgrade process to include all high-level educational domains such as .edu,,, etc.

I’m a student. How is Bitbucket going to help me?

Good question. Here are a few ways:

  • Learn DVCS – Git and Mercurial are used by professional dev teams worldwide. Differentiate yourself with Bitbucket.
  • Collaborate with classmates and teachers – Easily share code with your peers and professors for quick feedback and easy grading.
  • Keep every project, forever – Having a history of your work is a great way to build an online portfolio to showcase to future employers!

Refer Classmates. Win A Shirt.

So go ahead and invite your friends – we’ve added a referral link to academic users’ Bitbucket dashboard. Invite 5 of your school friends, and we’ll send you a free Bitbucket t-shirt!

The free T-shirt promotion is no longer active.