Academic Discount Qualification Criteria¹

Institution Qualifications

Degree-granting institutions with the primary function of educating students qualify. Externally sponsored research centers, nonprofits, and organizations that are only loosely affiliated with academic institutions do not qualify.

Ordering Requirements

Orders must be placed on an official university, college, or school district credit card or purchase order. Orders placed with personal credit cards do not qualify.

Shipping Criteria

Orders must be shipped to an accredited university, college, or school district and all products are to be used for academic purposes only.

¹All academic discounts are subject to final verification and approval by National Instruments.

Standard Academic Discounts²

The highest discounts are available in special packages designed for academia, including site licenses, starter kits, and product bundles, or you can receive standard academic discounts on any other National Instruments products and services.

²These standard academic discounts may not apply to India, Russia, Arabia, Turkey, Latin America and Pakistan. For special pricing in these regions, please contact your local National Instruments office


  • 75 percent discount on single copies of full, enterprise, professional, and NI Developer Suite application software
  • 50 percent discount on base and standard application software
  • 75 percent discount on add-on software such as toolkits and modules (excludes LabVIEW Application Builder)
  • 65 percent discount on software upgrades and Standard Service Program


  • 10 percent discount on hardware (excludes the BNC-2120 and SC-2075)
  • 25 percent discount on five or more of the same hardware devices

Terms for Academic Discounts

Pricing, specifications, availability, and terms of offers may change without notice. Taxes, fees, shipping, handling, and any applicable restocking charges are extra and may vary. National Instruments cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, and NI reserves the right to cancel orders arising from such errors.

  • For the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, prices in the online catalog reflect standard academic discounts.
  • For all other countries, prices in the online catalog do not reflect standard academic discounts; discount is taken on the invoice.

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