Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders – the creators, innovators, and visionaries that will work to create a sustainable world. That’s why it’s our mission to equip every student with the software tools they need to succeed and create a better future.

We offer free simulation and data analytics software to students currently enrolled at any educational institution, and to student teams participating in competitions. Additionally, we provide countless resources for self-learning and support. No matter your needs and specialization, we have the solutions that will help you get the job done.

Software for Yourself


What do I get?

Included in your free Student Edition are more than 50 Altair products that give you near-limitless 3D, 1D, and 0D modeling and simulation capabilities. And users aren’t limited to a specific industry or use case.

Not quite familiar with all our products? Find the tools that are right for you in our Student Guide.


What can I do with it?

Altair’s free Student Edition is your all-access pass to the industry’s most comprehensive set of CAE, simulation, and data science tools. 

Explore and work with our portfolio to master the same tools industry professionals around the world use every day.

See what others have accomplished.


I’m interested! What next?

If you’re currently enrolled at an academic institution with a valid university provided email address, you can request a free student license.

You can use this license for all non-commercial coursework, research, and general studies.

Next steps:

  1. Request your license
  2. Get started with our self-learning resources

Discover what you can do with your free student software for:

Data Analytics & AI Electromagnetics Electronic System Design Fluids & Thermal Generative Design Manufacturing Multiphysics Structural Analysis Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) Systems Modeling

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Software for Your Team

We believe the best training comes from hands-on, real-world experience – competitions provide students this type of experience and foster innovation. For more than two decades Altair has proudly supported student teams with software, training, resources, and technical support.

Year after year, teams empowered by Altair software compete in and win at global competitions thanks in part to our engineering simulation and data science technologies.

What do we get?

Through our sponsorship program, we grant free industry-grade licenses to individual students and to teams with multiple members.

Sponsored student teams using Altair licenses participate in a range of competitions globally, including but not limited to:

Learn more about Altair Student Technology Sponsorships.

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Want to Do More?

Altair Global Student Contest

Every year, Altair organizes a global contest for students to explore the limitless possibilities of system simulation powered by AI. Engineering students of all levels, specialties, and global regions can participate, learn, collaborate, succeed, and win prizes.

Learn about the currently ongoing contest, how to participate, what you can win, and more:

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Student Internship Program

Altair offers a cutting-edge internship program that fosters innovation, leadership, and a passion for making a difference. As one of the minds of the future, you’ll play a critical role in turning today’s problems into tomorrow’s breakthrough solutions.

The internship program not only exposes you to your area of expertise, it also encourages you to explore and develop a plethora of skills on a technical, professional, and social level.

Although Altair is a software company, we offer internships in various fields of expertise, including marketing, business development, sales, legal, programming, and many more.

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Use our peer-to-peer support forum to get help and find the resources you need to make the best of your free student edition.

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