GIS for Higher Education

License Options

Obtaining a License
  • By E-mail
  • By phone
    800-447-9778 (800-GIS-XPRT)
    6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific
  • By fax
    Attn: Academic Sales
  • Outside the U.S.
    Contact your nearest distributor.

Esri offers a variety of licensing options to meet the needs of students, faculty, and educational institutions of all sizes. License options are available for teaching, research, or administrative use; commercial use is prohibited for all academic licenses.

Esri's academic licensing options include

  • Educational Site License for teaching, research, and administrative* use across a single college/university campus, multiple campuses, or statewide system. It includes software and software updates, access to Web courses authored by Esri, Esri User Conference passes, and technical support services.
  • Teaching and Research Lab Kit Licenses for teaching and research use in computer labs or classrooms at educational institutions.
  • Teaching Lab Pak Licenses for instructional use in a single computer lab or classroom at educational institutions.
  • Student License for use on a student’s personal computer.  This license is held by an individual person rather than the institution.
  • Administrative Use License for use in the operation/management of an educational institution. It allows administrative offices to perform functions such as demographic planning, logistics, and facilities management. These are annual subscriptions.
* Some third-party software may not be used for administrative purposes due to royalty issues. Licenses for Administrative Use of these products are available separately.
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