Frequently asked questions
This program allows individual students to license and use Esri's powerful mapping and analytical tools and authoritative data currently used by large organizations for a very affordable price. Therefore, we gave it the straightforward name of ArcGIS for Student Use. With this program, you get advanced-level GIS software as well as access to the world's foremost collection of geospatial information for your own student projects.
It is the same software but priced for an individual user to be used for student projects.
With ArcGIS for Student Use, you get the latest versions of our software at the advanced license level. By continuing your yearly subscription, you will always have access to the latest and greatest Esri software at a very low price.
A user type is a license type that determines the privileges and access you receive with Esri software. The GIS Professional Advanced user type includes ArcGIS Pro Advanced, which provides the tools and environment for the following:
- Map creation
- Interactive visualization
- Multiuser editing
- Advanced data management
- Advanced analysis
- High-end cartography
- Extensive database management
Learn more about GIS Professional user types.
Service credits are the currency used across ArcGIS and are consumed for specific transactions and types of storage such as storing features, performing analytics, and using premium content.
With the purchase of ArcGIS for Student Use, you will be given access to ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. There is always new content available in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, such as ready-to-use, authoritative data layers that are curated and prepared for easy ArcGIS integration. Stimulate your creativity by exploring inspiring spatial content from thousands of organizations including maps, apps, and story maps.
ArcGIS for Student Use provides access to free training via the Esri Training website. Whether you're new to ArcGIS or a seasoned GIS pro who wants to master the latest technology, we have the resources to help you achieve your goals.
Visit the Training website to see the course catalog and learning plans.