Qt Educational Licenses for Students and Teachers

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Unleash Your Creativity 

The power of Qt is all around us – in your car, on your phone, in the sky, or even saving someone’s life.

Developing digital products is a creative process. With the right tools, you can design, prototype, and deploy with ease – and that’s exactly why industry-leading companies like Mercedes-Benz, LG, and Autodesk use Qt.

With a Qt Educational license, you can get access to Qt's commercial, professional-level features, at no cost. Get a boost in your career - all you need is an email address from a higher educational institution.

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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

The students who like programming like to program Qt, and they love how easy it can be to create an user interface with almost no effort.

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Qt Educational License Packages

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Qt Edu for Designers

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12 months. Renewal is granted automatically upon request.

All Qt Design Studio Enterprise features.

You can create functional and visually appealing applications, and import your UI from design tools like Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, etc.

No commercial use. The license is for learning purposes only.

Sharing and distribution of the created applications allowed for learning purposes only.

No technical support. Access to learning materials and Qt Forum.

Qt Edu for Developers

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12 months. Renewal is granted automatically upon request.

All Qt Device Creation Professional features with Raspberry Pi support.

You will receive access to full Python, C++, JavaScript, HTML5, QML framework, and all MCU tools (only binaries). You can create applications and deploy them to Raspberry Pi-based devices and a selection of MCU boards from ST, NXP, and Renesas. The package includes Qt Design Studio Professional. 

No commercial use. The license is for learning purposes only.

Sharing and distribution of the created applications allowed for learning purposes only.

No technical support. Access to learning materials and Qt Forum.

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All you need is an email address from a higher educational institution. To verify your eligibility for the educational license, we check if your email address belongs to a known educational institute. This is done automatically when you fill out the form.

  1. Fill out the form

    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.

  2. Verify your email address

    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.

  3. Install Qt

    After verifying your email, you can install the software. Instructions will be sent to your email.

  4. Start your learning journey with Qt

    Now, you're ready to go! You can start learning Qt by exploring our learning materials, documentation, and the Qt forum.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Qt for Educational license?

The educational license allows students and teachers to use commercial Qt for learning purposes – for free.

What do I get in the Qt Educational license package?

You can choose from two license packages or have both:

  1. Qt Edu for Designers includes Qt Design Studio Enterprise for creating functioning user interfaces.
  2. Qt Edu for Developers includes Qt for Device Creation Professional license (including Qt for Application Development and Qt Design Studio Professional) with one target device (Rasberry Pi).

Who is eligible for the Qt Educational license?

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. 

How can I get Qt Educational license?

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.

What if my email address is not recognised as an edu address?

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.

How much does the Qt Educational license cost?

The licenses are free of charge.

How long does the educational license last?

12 months. After that, you can renew the license through the same process.

What happens at the end of the license term?

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.

How many educational licenses may I get?

The educational license is personal. You can have one license per product.

What are other limitations of the Qt Educational license?

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.

Does the educational license come with professional support?

The educational license does not come with professional support from Qt engineers. However, you can get access to our free learning materials.

Do Qt Educational Licenses include MCUs?

Qt Educational Licenses support MCUs starting from November 2023. Qt for MCUs is currently supported on Linux and Windows machines. 

Supported MCU target boards: 

  • STM32F769i-disco 
  • STM32H750B-DK 
  • STM32F469i-disco 
  • Renesas EK-RA6M3G 
  • NXP i.MX RT1050 
  • NXP i.MX RT1060 
  • NXP i.MX RT1064 
  • NXP i.MX RT1170 

What if my learning project turns into a commercial product?

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.

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