Academic Discount¹ Qualification Criteria

Institution Qualifications

Degree-granting institutions that primarily educate students qualify. Externally sponsored research centers, nonprofits, and organizations 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.

Standard Academic Discounts²

Special discounts have already been specially made for select products designed for academia, including academic site licenses, educational kits (for example, the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite [NI ELVIS], myDAQ, and myRIO), and academic teaching bundles. You can in addition receive standard academic discounts on any other NI products and services.


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


  • Up to 10 percent discount for most NI hardware (certain exclusions apply)

Customer Education

  • Contact your regional office for specialized customer education pricing for academia
  • Contact your local NI sales engineer to learn about academic discounts for your region

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. NI cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, and NI reserves the right to cancel orders arising from such errors.

  • For the United States, 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.
¹All academic discounts are subject to final verification and approval by NI.
²These standard academic discounts may not apply to Canada, India, Russia, Arabia, Turkey, Latin America, and Pakistan. For special pricing in these regions, contact your local NI office.

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