Create with VR Grant program

Unity has partnered with Meta Immersive Learning to help schools tap into the power of VR creation.

Enhancing access to VR hardware and professional training

Demand for VR (virtual reality) talent is increasing as the market grows, and we want to support educators in empowering the next generation of metaverse creators. Academic institutions are encouraged to apply for Meta Quest 2 headsets as well as training to facilitate VR creation with Unity.

How to apply

Learn about accessing our headset grant and educator training.

Create with VR Headset Grant

This grant will provide academic institutions and nonprofits in the U.S. who serve learners ages 13 and up with Meta Quest 2 headsets.

Create with VR for Educators training

This free course is for secondary and post-secondary educators globally who want to equip their students with VR development skills that will enable them to be the creators of tomorrow.

About the Create with VR Headset Grant

For academic institutions and education nonprofits serving learners ages 13 and up.


Schools and education nonprofits located in the U.S. are eligible to apply. All applicants will be considered, however, institutions serving learners from underserved communities will be prioritized.


Applicants will be notified of their request status on a rolling basis beginning late May 2022. Grant recipients are expected to receive headsets by the end of July, and will be supported through an onboarding process.

Headset details

A headset package includes: a Meta Quest 2 headset, a charging cable, two touch controllers, two AA batteries, a power adapter, and a glasses spacer. Successful applicants will receive unboxing and onboarding support.

About the Create with VR for Educators training

For secondary and post-secondary educators.


This free course is open globally to educators, teachers, trainers, and anyone who intends to teach VR development in formal and informal education settings.


This training will run July 12 – August 5, 2022, with live sessions on Tuesdays and open office hours on Thursdays.

The training will be repeated September 20 – October 13, 2022, allowing registrants to choose dates that suit their schedules.

Course details

The free Create with VR for Educators course provides training, support, community, and resources for educators to successfully teach virtual reality (VR) development with Unity. The course will include live sessions and self-paced learning modules.

Educator feedback

Teaching VR to students is like opening a door to the future's jobs. The next generation of programmers, VR developers, or artists might have their first contact through the course that you teach.

- Create with VR for Educators attendee

Gives you the knowledge and experience to expertly weave Unity into your curriculum with career benefits for the student. VR is a great tool and awesome to learn with. Rather than just students, they become ‘builders of worlds’!

- Create with VR for Educators attendee

Frequently asked questions

Create with VR Headset Grant

Who can apply for the Create with VR Headset Grant?

This grant is open to secondary and post-secondary schools and education nonprofits that hope to provide students with the necessary skills to learn and create in VR.

This initial grant release will apply to institutions located in the U.S. In compliance with both Unity and Meta’s Terms of Service, schools must serve learners ages 13 and above.

What is the selection criteria for this grant?

Schools and education nonprofits located in the U.S. are eligible to apply. All applicants will be given full consideration, however, not everyone is guaranteed a headset. Devices will be given to schools who demonstrate the following: 

  • Institutions that serve underserved learners in technology 
  • Applicants who have buy-in from institutional leadership 
  • Institutions that plan to utilize headsets over multiple years with multiple student cohorts
  • Institutions that are enrolled in Unity’s 10-week Create with VR training with Unity 
  • Institutions with educators that have the capacity to complete ~30 hours of free accredited professional development provided by Unity  
  • Applicants with IT support for unblocking websites needed to set up headsets for development
I’m in a region excluded from the grant. Can I apply?

While only U.S. institutions are currently eligible for the grant, all educators are welcome to join our free professional development program in July, Create with VR for Educators, by completing the registration form.

If my grant application is not successful, can I join the professional development program?

Absolutely. The free training is open to anyone who hopes to teach VR development in education settings.

Create with VR for Educators training

Who can take this course?

The course is open to all educators, teachers, trainers, and anyone who hopes to teach VR development in formal and informal education settings.

Will I receive professional development credits?

Yes. Upon completing the course, educators will receive a digital badge via Credly and a certificate for 30 hours of accredited professional learning.

Do I need Unity VR development experience to join?

No prior experience developing VR in Unity is necessary, but some familiarity with the Unity Editor will be helpful. If you’re new to Unity, we suggest starting with the Unity Essentials Pathway or the Creator Kit: FPS.

What are the technical requirements for this course?

To get set up for the course, please install Unity. The Unity Educator plan provides free access to Unity Pro. Educators who don’t qualify for this plan can access the free Unity Personal plan.

A VR headset is recommended, but if you don’t have one, Unity provides a device simulator that allows you to emulate the input actions of VR/AR devices.

I have registered for course dates that no longer suit my schedule. Can I change my course registration dates?

To sign up for dates that align better with your schedule, please resubmit the registration form and select the appropriate dates. Zoom links to these sessions will be sent automatically.

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