SAS offers free software to students for learning purposes. There are a number of options for students to access SAS software depending on their requirements.
SAS University Edition can be downloaded and installed locally on a Virtual Machine. This is the latest version of SAS 9.4.
SAS On-demand for Academics is a cloud application, all students need to do is to sign-up and they will have access to a SAS Studio Environment that can be accessed remotely from any browser.
SAS Viya is a newly developed cloud technology and supports many of their latest applications, such as; SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Data Mining and Machine Learning, etc. There is a trial available from the SAS website where students can access these applications. In the near future these applications may also be added to the SAS University (Education Analytical Suite) Licences that they offer.
SAS also have a new one month trial available called SAS Analytics Cloud that includes a SAS 9.4 environment and a JupyterLab open-source programming environment. This supports multiple users (Up to 5 persons).
In terms of education purposes SAS have have SAS Programming 1 and SAS Statistics 1 available to students wishing to learn and improve their SAS coding skills. Students that are interested in furthering their qualifications may also be interested in the SAS Academy for Data Science, there is a seven day trial for this and they also offer a 50 percent discount for students wishing to enrol on the course.
Also, www.sas.com/uk/academic is a another great resource for student support materials.