Student License

Modified by on Jun 11, 2021

This article has information that will be helpful for students that want to start using Altium Designer.

Applicable Versions: All Versions

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Students can apply for a free student license via the student program.  This is a fully functional license to use our current version, that is renewable every 6 months.  Your e-mail must be associated with your university domain.  (For example .edu or .ch)  Here's the link to get started:
https://www.altium.com/solutions/academic-programs/student-licenses
 
It might take a day or two to get a response after you fill out the form on the website. Your school's domain may not be approved by our automated system (if it doesn't end in .edu for example.) If this is your case, or if you still haven't received any communication, contact us describing your issue here: 
https://www.altium.com/contact-us
 
Here are some links to Knowledge Base Articles and documentation that will help get you started:
https://www.altium.com/documentation/knowledge-base/altium-designer/how-to-use-a-license
 
https://www.altium.com/solutions/academic-programs/altium-designer-online-resources
 
https://www.altium.com/documentation/knowledge-base/altium-designer/new-to-altium-designer-or-resume-work-with-ad-after-break-or-major-update
 
To learn more about Altium Academic Programs, follow this link:
https://www.altium.com/solutions/academic-programs
 
When it's time to renew your license (after six months), just use the original link above to re-apply.  If there are any issues, try following the steps in these Knowledge Base Articles:
https://www.altium.com/documentation/knowledge-base/altium-designer/nothing-happens-when-trying-to-use-a-license
 
https://www.altium.com/documentation/knowledge-base/altium-designer/warning-license-renewal-failed
 
If that doesn't help, contact us describing your issue here: 
https://www.altium.com/contact-us

Support for accounts using a Student (rather than a commercial) licenses includes…
Our Support Home: 
https://www.altium.com/support
This page has direct links to:
•  Live Chat, which students can use for non-technical issues such as Installation, Licensing, Altium Live login,
• Knowledge Base articles,
• Altium Academy - a large collection of YouTube videos,
• User Forums - Someone else may have already experienced and solved your issue,
• Documentation - where you can find extensive, versioned information about our software

 
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