DesignBuilder Software For Education

DesignBuilder is ideal for use in education because it is quick and easy to learn and allows the teaching process to focus on design and simulation issues.

We have an active education programme to assist university departments in using DesignBuilder as part of their teaching process and can offer:

  • 50% Educational discounts for universities and research organisations,
  • Free student license packages for universities purchasing an educational site license.
  • 90% discounts for any student for purchase of an Annual software license (even if the university has not already purchased an educational license).
  • Reduced rates are sometimes available on our commercial simulation training courses to help university staff get up to speed with teaching use of the software.

Educational Discount

You are entitled to a 50% discount on the listed commercial price if:

  • You are purchasing DesignBuilder to be used exclusively for educational use within a school, college, university or other educational establishment or
  • You are a commercial organisation planning to use the software exclusively for educational events such as training workshops.    

If you plan to use DesignBuilder for commercial projects, design work,etc you should purchase a full commercial license.
Note: To get discount voucher, you should send us documents which proof that you are educational institutes, or you will use DesignBuilder on educational systems or educational events

Student Licenses

Student license packs are provided free to educational institutes when they purchase educational site network licenses. In cases where these are not available, undergraduate and postgraduate students wishing to use DesignBuilder on their own computer can purchase DesignBuilder software with discounts of 90% on purchase of an Annual license.

Students can obtain low cost DesignBuilder licenses in one of 2 ways:

  1. Directly from their university (if the university has a student license package).
  2. From this website using a 90% discount voucher (by sending documents which proof that you are a student to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

When applying for a student discount, you must supply the name of your educational establishment, the department, the name of your supervisor and a departmental contact telephone number. You are not entitled to direct support, other than via the forums.

Please note that there are no restrictions on a student licence, but the discount is only available for any annual package. You are able to re-apply for a student licence after expiry. Support is limited to the on-line tutorials and forums. We are not able to provide support through our help desk for students.

If you plan to use DesignBuilder for research projects or you need to install the software on a computer at your school, college or university you should purchase an educational license instead of a student one.

Student licenses have no restrictions.