Unity Academic Alliance

Prepare your students for in-demand jobs in gaming, AR, VR, engineering, and more with innovative real-time 3D development programs.

Unity Academic Alliance membership is only available in Japan and Korea. Other regions can access the Unity Education Accelerator program. Learn more

Quickly start and expand real-time 3D development programs

Unity Academic Alliance equips your post-secondary institution with the support and products you need to quickly start and expand innovative interactive design and development programs in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), game design, architecture, engineering, and more.

Empower your faculty to learn and teach future-proof skills

Upskill your educators through professional development training and preparation to become Unity certified.

Jonatan Yde, Executive Director, Dania Academy

Being part of Unity Academic Alliance (UAA) boosts the credibility of our programs, and has enabled us to incorporate Unity Certified Associate certifications into our B.A. program. Over 70% of our students have landed internships as Unity developers.

Jonatan Yde, Executive Director, Dania Academy
Patrick Baert, Department Head, National Engineering School of Saint-Étienne (ENISE)

Unity Academic Alliance (UAA) helped us train students to create real-time 3D and AR/VR resources for sensory engineering applications. These skills are in great demand, and by learning Unity, our graduates can manage the entire digital chain from designing to actually building an AR/VR application.

Patrick Baert, Department Head, National Engineering School of Saint-Étienne (ENISE)

Key benefits

Discounts of up to 70%

Receive a special Unity Academic Alliance discount of up to 70% on license-based products such as Unity MARS for creating intelligent AR experiences, and Unity Reflect for producing real-time 3D design reviews.

Curricular frameworks

Create effective educational programs and lesson plans with frameworks that provide clear learning objectives and recommended resources to prepare students to use Unity in a professional setting.

Professional development

Get tips, tricks, answers to your questions, and more in quarterly, member-only webinars led by Unity technical experts.

Unity Certifications

Get up to $33,600 worth of Unity Certification exams, courseware, and practice tests to upskill and validate your student and staff’s Unity skills.


Join a community of over 100 innovative, post-secondary institutions sharing best practices and answering your questions.

Formal recognition

Showcase your Unity affiliation with official Unity Academic Alliance branding.

Member Portal

If you’re a member seeking access to the portal, please contact your sales representative.

Members can use the Member Portal to learn about and access their exclusive benefits, including certification materials and product discounts.

Frequently asked questions

How do I join the Unity Academic Alliance?

To join the Unity Academic Alliance, please contact a sales representative who can help answer your questions and provide more information about the program.

We are a for-profit training center. Do we qualify for Unity Academic Alliance?

No, for-profit training centers that deliver instruction to the general public do not qualify for Unity Academic Alliance. Only post-secondary educational institutions that offer Unity education products to matriculated students qualify.

Are there fees associated with Unity Academic Alliance?

There is an annual membership fee for inclusion in Unity Academic Alliance, which may vary by geographic region. Members receive up to $33,600 USD (retail value) of Unity certification exams, courseware, and practice tests for students and instructors, along with an up to 70% discount on industry-standard Unity products. For more details, please contact a sales representative.

How does Unity Academic Alliance membership work for a university system?

For a university system with multiple campuses (e.g., state school systems), each campus needs its own Unity Academic Alliance membership. Please contact us for system-wide pricing information.

How can I start using Unity in my classroom or program?

Curricular frameworks are guides designed to help educators teach real-time 3D development in a variety of in-demand fields, including game and AR/VR development. The frameworks outline clear learning objectives and recommend free Unity Learn resources to prepare students to use Unity in a professional setting. Curricular frameworks are an excellent tool to help educators start teaching Unity and structure innovative learning programs, and are an exclusive benefit of Unity Academic Alliance.

What Unity Certifications are included in the membership?

Members may choose from seven different certification exams across three different levels (Associate, Professional, and Expert). The Associate level of certifications is the best match for most post-secondary students. You can learn more about certifications on this webpage.

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