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In the project, the students recognized Qt’s capabilities as a software development framework, especially with embedded systems. Qt framework provided a useful and easy environment for learning purposes.
Tuomo Ryynänen, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
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Everything you need for your software development lifecycle. For learning purposes.
All you need is an email address from a higher educational institution.
Start by filling out and submitting the form found below. You need an email address from a higher educational institution to get the license. After submitting the form, you need to create a password for your Qt Account, which is created as part of the process.
After submitting the form, check your email inbox for a verification link. If you don't see it, be sure to also check your spam folder. Click the link in the message and verify your email.
After verifying your email, you can install the software. Instructions will be sent to your email.
The educational license allows students and teachers to use commercial Qt for learning purposes – for free.
You can choose from two license packages or have both:
Students and instructors of a recognized educational institute (university, college, or similar educational institution with the primary purpose of teaching enrolled students) with an active email address of that institute.
By filling in the form that you can find on this page. You need to have an active edu email address. After verifying the email address, you will be automatically granted access to the products and get installation instructions.
You get an error message if their email address is not valid. The error message contains a link to another form where you can request that your educational institution is added to the list. This will be processed manually. You can also always use Qt Open Source.
The licenses are free of charge.
12 months. After that, you can renew the license through the same process.
Qt Educational license is a term-based license and needs to be renewed at the end of the term to continue use. You can renew the license through the same process as initially.
The educational license is personal. You can have one license per product.
The educational licenses are for learning purposes only. You cannot commercially use the licenses or distribute the applications you have created with them. Professional support of Qt is not included.
The educational license does not come with professional support from Qt engineers. However, you can get access to our free learning materials.
Qt Educational Licenses support MCUs starting from November 2023. Qt for MCUs is currently supported on Linux and Windows machines.
Supported MCU target boards:
In case you start developing a learning project with a Qt Educational license, and it later turns into a commercial product, you need to either get a commercial Qt license or start using Open Source Qt and comply with the corresponding open source terms and conditions.