Register for our free Academic Program
We want students, teachers, professors and other academic users to be involved in new technologies and innovations in software engineering. We therefore provide free software tool licenses for public research and educational institutions, such as universities, colleges and schools.
Single user license for academic purposes. No commercial usage allowed (not for profit). Requires registration and confirmation.
Single-user license Registration with student ID Extendable after six months
For teachers, professors, etc.
Single or multi-user license for academic purposes (e.g. teaching, research and development). No commercial usage allowed.
Single or multi-user licenses Personal registration of issuer Allows issuing of sub-licenses without further registration
For academic institutions
License pool with multi-user access for academic purposes, such as teaching or R&D. Available for academic, non-profit organizations.
Multi-user licenses for universities, colleges and schools or similar Registration of academic organization Allows issuing of sub-licenses without further registration
Who can participate in the Academic Program?
Universities, colleges, schools and any other public or non-profit research/education facility can participate. This includes students, teachers and scientists – or the academic institution itself. In short: anybody studying, teaching, learning or researching, not for profit.
Any commercial use is excluded. Our team will be happy to help if you have any questions.
Do I have to register?
Yes, either you or your academic institution (e.g. your school or university) has to register.
If your academic institution or your teacher or professor is already registered, they can issue free sub-licenses to students, employed teachers, researchers, etc. In this case you won’t need to register as an individual.*
If you register individually for the Academic Program, you must (i) sign up for a Yatta account and (ii) verify your academic status (e.g. as a student via your student ID).
* Please note: Some features or services – such as sharing your Eclipse tool stack with others – might still require individual registration.
How long does it take to verify my registration?
After you sign up to one of the Academic Program options, we need to verify your application and academic status. This may take up to a day, but if you have been waiting longer than 24 hours, then shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I enter my academic license key?
If your teacher or professor, your school or university have set up a multi-user license or license pool, they can issue you a so-called "Academic License Key". Once you have received such a key, you can unlock your software tool for academic use without a user account or registration. This is how it works:
Start your Eclipse IDE and open your settings from the menu Window > Preferences. Find the entry for your software tool and enter your "Academic License Key" in the "License Key" field under Academic License.
Please note that you must be connected to the local network of your academic organization for the initial license check-out.
Your installed software tool should be unlocked automatically. Enjoy!
What does “for academic purposes” and “no commercial usage” mean? What is allowed?
Academic licenses are strictly for non-profit use only. Any commercial usage is not allowed. This includes any side-projects or even commercial software projects as part of your job at an academic, non-profit institution. In all these cases, you are required to purchase a commercial license or subscription. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your case!
By the way: Although it would class as commercial use, we tolerate teaching (e.g. programming courses) for commercial purposes. At the end of the day, this helps us spread the word and share the newest tools and services with the world! So, it’s a win-win. 😉
What about open-source projects? Are they classed as “academic purposes”?
We are working with our partners on a specific open-source program to grant access to all listed software tools and services for public open-source projects (e.g. publicly hosted on GitHub). In the meantime, feel free to contact us and send us a link to your open-source project to request free licenses and subscriptions. We are committed to open-source and are willing to help!
Please note: We do not regard software projects under open-source licenses (e.g. EPL) as “open-source” if the source code is not somehow publicly accessible. Simply put: It’s not about the license, it’s about being “open” and sharing your code with the world.
If my registered student status expires, can I renew my academic status?
Yes! Just renew your verification: Click on register now for students, sign in with your Yatta account, upload your new student ID and that’s it. We will verify and renew your access as soon as possible; all tool licenses will be prolonged automatically.
What tools, licenses and services are available in the Academic Program?
First, our Academic Program includes access to all commercial products (software tools and various online services) which we build and run as a company to help other developers succeed.
Second, the Academic Program is also open to other vendors and tool builders. Because of that, we are working on enlisting and making additional third-party tools and online services available within the Yatta Academic Program, too!
All licenses are provided either as single-user (“personal”) or multi-user (“floating”) licenses – without any limitations feature-wise or the like.
What’s the difference between a single-user license and a floating license?
A single-user license is associated with a specific person (e.g. a student). It requires personal registration and verification.
Floating licenses are multi-user licenses and are associated with an academic institution, such as a university, a specific team or class. Floating licenses require proper registration of your academic organization, teacher or professor. They can then sub-issue user licenses (“sub-licenses”) to other people, such as students or employees. The advantage: Sub-licenses do not require further individual registration.
Note: As an issuer (e.g. professor at a university) you can sub-issue an unlimited number of sub-licenses to your classes or teams. Sub-licenses must be renewed from time to time via access to your IP range (web server or network).
Why do I need an IP address or an IP range for floating licenses? How do I enter them correctly?
To limit access to authorized users only, floating licenses are linked to a specific IP address or an IP range of your academic institution.
IP addresses can be listed one by one or described as netmask. For example: 18.104.22.168/16 includes all addresses 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, and so on – up to (and including) 188.8.131.52. It’s the same as the notation: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11. This also applies to IPv6 ranges (e.g. abcd:1234:abcd:1234::/64).
Note: Sub-licenses without connection to your web server or network are automatically checked out and remain valid for seven days. After this check-out time, they must be renewed by re-connecting to your network (e.g. via VPN).
If you need help, please ask your system administrator for the IP range of your organization, or contact us.
Can I use my academic license on multiple computers?
Yes. The academic license is linked to your personal account, so you can use it on any computer you install any listed products or tools on. Just make sure no one else has access to your account information.
Can I use my sub-license from my school, university or similar outside its IP range / network? And can I work offline?
Yes and yes. All issued sub-licenses without connection to your web server or network are automatically checked out and remain valid for seven days – even offline.
The check-out time of seven days is reset and sub-licenses are automatically renewed as soon as you reconnect to the web server or network of the issuer (e.g. via VPN).
If I need help with a software tool, how do I contact support?
You can contact our customer success team (software engineers and developers 😉) at email@example.com or call us at +49 69 24756660.
Depending on your tool or product, there are probably other support channels (e.g. an issue ticket system) available, too. But if you’re stuck, just drop us a line. – We are happy to help.
… And any feedback is always highly appreciated as this helps us to improve. So, thank you in advance for reaching out to us!
Where’s the catch?
There’s no catch! Our Academic Program is part of our contribution to promote and support further research and education on software engineering. Get in touch if you have any further questions.