Licensing


Our education programs provide affordable access to the complete ArcGIS system for teaching, research, and campus administration. Technical support, software updates, and access to self-paced e-Learning lessons are also included. Whether for an individual student or an entire institution, we have options to fit your needs.

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Academic Department License


The Academic Department License provides core ArcGIS apps for academic departments or research teams of any size. Deploy on students' and staff's devices or in computer labs for access wherever and whenever users need ArcGIS for teaching, learning, and research.

For instructors

Academic–Small Department (5 users)

Academic–Small Department (5 users)

A suite of apps to help research teams in data collection, spatial analysis, and data science.

 

Academic–Medium Department (50 users)

Academic–Medium Department (50 users)

A suite of apps to support teaching and research with spatial analysis and data science tools.

Academic–Large Department (100 users)

Academic–Large Department (100 users)

A suite of apps to support teaching and research with spatial analysis and data science tools.

Administrative Department License


The Administrative Department License provides core ArcGIS apps for managing campus operations, facilities, safety, and institutional research. Equip staff in small workgroups or entire business units with real-time location intelligence to increase effectiveness and efficiency. 

For administrators

Administrative–Small Department (5 users)

Administrative–Small Department (5 users)

A suite of apps to support master planning, facilities management, and campus safety

 

Administrative–Medium Department (50 users)

Administrative–Medium Department (50 users)

A suite of apps to support master planning, facilities management, and campus safety.

Administrative–Large Department (100 users)

Administrative–Large Department (100 users)

A suite of apps to support master planning, facilities management, and campus safety.

Education Institution Agreement


 Unite software licenses in a single organization-wide agreement to reduce complexity and simplify management. Integration with your identity provider automates license management, saving time and reducing barriers. Access to specialized tools and advanced technologies and complimentary registration to the Esri User Conference and the Esri Education Summit are included. The complete list of products is below.

  Small institution
under 2,500 students
Medium institution
2,500–10,000 students
Large institution
over 10,000 students
Multi-institution
Academic Use1 Licenses Unlimited licenses for academic use Unlimited licenses for academic use Unlimited licenses for academic use Unlimited licenses for academic use
Administrative Use2 Licenses 10 licenses for administrative use 20 licenses for administrative use  100 licenses for administrative use Administrative Use License quantity negotiated
Training Unlimited e-Learning 40% discount on instructor-led training Unlimited e-Learning 40% discount on instructor-led training Unlimited e-Learning 40% discount on instructor-led training Unlimited e-Learning 40% discount on instructor-led training
Technical Support contacts 4 technical support contacts 6 technical support contacts 10 technical support contacts Quantity of technical support contacts negotiated
Esri User Conference registrations (per year) 2 complimentary Esri User Conference registrations 3 complimentary Esri User Conference registrations 5 complimentary Esri User Conference registrations Quantity of complimentary Esri User Conference registrations negotiated

Notes
1Academic use includes teaching, learning, service-learning, and scholarly research.
2Administrative use includes asset management, facilities management, enrollment management, institutional research, and other tasks related to the operation of an educational institution.

ArcGIS for Student Use


Use powerful tools to better understand the world and develop career skills. ArcGIS for Student Use provides access to a suite of web apps, ArcGIS Pro and its most popular extensions, thousands of maps and datasets in the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, and e-Learning at Esri Academy.

For students

ArcGIS for Student Use

ArcGIS for Student Use

A collection of the latest, full-feature ArcGIS software for student use.

Access the ArcGIS system


ArcGIS provides an integrated family of apps for data collection, analysis, and publication that are also open and extensible. Our education packages provide cloud, desktop, and enterprise tools, so you can deploy any combination of apps to meet your institution's needs. Interoperability is built-in, facilitating data sharing and collaboration among teams and breaking down silos.

What's included


All licenses include the core capabilities and most popular extensions for ArcGIS in the cloud, on the desktop, and on-premises.

ArcGIS Online

A complete cloud-based map

Discover and use maps on any device

Collect your own data and visualize it instantly

Reveal relationships and analyze patterns to make predictions

Collaborate across your institution to share maps and data

Engage your audience with story maps and interactive apps

ArcGIS Pro

The world's most advanced spatial analysis and mapping technology

Advanced cartography tools for designing interactive maps in 2D, 3D, and 4D

Advanced analysis tools for identifying patterns, making predictions, and answering questions

Modeling and automation tools for spatial data science

Data management tools for editing, transforming and storing spatial data of all types, including big

Includes the most popular extensions for specialized capabilities

ArcGIS Enterprise

Powerful on-premises or cloud-based server software

Provides secure access to your online portal and data

Includes ArcGIS Data Store and ArcGIS Enterprise geodatabases

Modeling and automation tools for spatial data science workflows

Click-and-drag tools for building web pages to share your data and maps

Is my institution eligible?

  • Accredited colleges and universities

    Accredited colleges and universities granting two- or four-year postsecondary degrees are eligible. Get instant verification with SheerID.
  • Nonprofit research institutions

    Nonprofit research institutions whose primary mission is noncommercial scientific research are eligible. Call 800-447-9778 to get verified.
  • Museums

    Museums, science centers, zoos, and institutions that collect and preserve artifacts for study are eligible. Call 800-447-9778 to get verified.
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Frequently asked questions

Do I qualify for an Academic Department License or an Administrative Use Department license?

Faculty and staff of accredited, degree-granting institutions, noncommercial research institutes, and museums are eligible to acquire these special Esri Education Program packages for teaching, research, and the administration of such institutions. Organizations that do not qualify for the Esri Education Program packages should contact an Esri sales representative to determine the option that is right for them.

How does verification work?

Click the button Get Verified and enter the information required to confirm that you are qualified. The information you submit is compared against authoritative data sources. SheerID instantly confirms whether you qualify. If you are verified, you will receive a single-use promo code to use at checkout.

How long does it take to get verified?

Verification is instant in most cases. If you are not instantly verified, in less than 20 minutes you will be contacted via email with your eligibility status.

What is the difference between an instructor and an administrator?

An instructor teaches; an administrator manages the operation of an educational institution. You are considered an administrator if your work involves institutional research; asset, facilities, or enrollment management; campus safety; or tasks not directly related to student learning or scholarly research.

What is SheerID?

SheerID is a third-party verification service that works on behalf of companies to verify an individual's affiliations. For information on SheerID services, visit www.SheerID.com.

How do I know you won’t sell or share my information?

Both Esri and SheerID take your privacy very seriously. We use your information only to confirm your eligibility. We do not sell or rent your information. We partner with SheerID for verification of eligibility and SheerID does not store documents or images uploaded to its system. Click to read Esri's full privacy policy and SheerID's full privacy policy.

Can the Esri products in my Esri Education Institution Agreement be used for service learning projects with community partners such as nonprofit organizations or local businesses?

The Esri Education Institution Agreement Permitted Uses Rubric provides a framework for determining what uses are permitted under the terms of the Esri Education Institution Agreement and what uses require a standard commercial license. 

When new products are released, are they automatically added to my Education Institution Agreement?

We are committed to providing educational institutions with broad access to ArcGIS at an affordable cost, while balancing the costs to Esri so that the Esri Education Program remains sustainable. We focus on including the core capabilities of ArcGIS in the Education Program offerings, so not every Esri product is available through the Education Program.

This change log for the Esri Education Institution Agreement details which products have been added and when they were added.

Contact us to get started


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