The VMware Academic Software Licensing Program supports the use of virtualization applications in teaching and research.

Academic Software Licensing provides software licenses for teaching, research, and gaining hands-on experience with VMware products. It cannot be used for campus infrastructure, non-academic purposes or any for-profit activity.An annual subscription fee enables qualifying academic faculty and students worldwide to gain easy access to cutting-edge virtualization technology and resources for computer science or research projects. Participating departments are responsible for purchasing an annual subscription for their department for faculty and students to have access to VMware software licenses.


  • Departmental Subscripcion: $330 USD for 205 users.
  • Departmental Subscripcion: $505 USD for 405 users.
  • Departmental Subscription: 406+ users at dynamic price.

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General Eligibility

Included Software

VMware Fusion 11.x Pro (for Intel-based Macs)

VMware Fusion 11 Pro takes virtualization on the Mac to the next level with powerful features designed for advanced users, developers and IT admins. With leading edge desktop virtualization features and added cloud capabilities, VMware Fusion Pro delivers powerful virtual machines, superior performance and enhanced usability.

Version: 11.5.0


Value $159.99

VMware Fusion 12 Player

VMware Fusion delivers a secure and powerful desktop sandbox for running Windows or other operating systems on the Mac without rebooting. Use at home to run Windows DX11 games or for learning with a Personal License, or use Fusion Player to separate Work from Home life with a commercial license

Version: 12

SKU: Fus-12-Play-A

Value $149.00

VMware Fusion 12 Pro

VMware Fusion delivers the best way to run Windows on the Mac, and the ultimate development and testing tool for building apps to run on any platform.

Version: 12

SKU: Fus-12-Pro-A

Value $199.00

VMware NSX-T

VMware NSX-T Data Center provides a scalable network virtualization and micro-segmentation platform for multi-hypervisor environments, container deployments and native workloads running in public cloud environments

Version: 3.1


Value $0

VMware Tanzu Basics

Tanzu Basic embeds Kubernetes in the vSphere control plane for the best user experience. Provision clusters directly from vCenter and run containerized workloads with ease.



Value $995.00

VMware vCenter Server 7.x Standard

VMware vCenter Server is advanced server management software that provides a centralized platform for controlling your VMware vSphere environments, allowing you to automate and deliver a virtual infrastructure across the hybrid cloud with confidence.

Version: 7.0.0


Value $7472.00

VMware vSphere 7.x Enterprise Plus

Unleash a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that accelerates your digital transformation to hybrid cloud. vSphere is the industry-leading server virtualization software and the heart of a modern SDDC, helping you run, manage, connect, and secure your applications in a common operating environment across clouds.

Version: 7.0


Value $3,595

VMware Workstation 15.x Pro

VMware Workstation Pro takes virtualization to the next level with the broadest operating system support, rich user experience, a comprehensive feature set and high performance. VMware Workstation Pro is designed for professionals that rely on virtual machines to get their job done.

Version: 15.5.


Value $249.99

VMware Workstation 16 Player

Run a Second, Isolated Operating System on a Single PC with VMware Workstation Player

Version: 16

SKU: WS-16-Play-A

Value $80.00

VMware Workstation 16 Pro

VMware Workstation Pro is the industry standard desktop hypervisor for running virtual machines on Linux or Windows PCs.

Version: 16

SKU: WS-16-Pro-A

Value $199.00