May students and/or teachers use Autodesk software free of charge in an education environment?

Yes, Autodesk provides its software products free of charge to all pupils, students, and teachers, if they are associated with a “Qualified Education Institution”. In such case, the sofware may only be used for “purposes directly related to learning, training, research or development”. Then, the software is made available via the Autodesk Education Community.


Autodesk License and Service Agreement 2017

Official Autodesk education website (, Stand 2017-01-13

Autodesk Knowledge Network – Information about the Education Program (, retrieved 2017-01-13