Unity Education Grant License

Bring the best real-time 3D development platform into your classroom or computer lab. Free for qualifying institutions.

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Equip the next generation of creators with Unity

The Unity Education Grant License gives institutions multi-seat access to Unity's real-time 3D development tool, compatible with institutional computers and servers. The license empowers students to start creating immersive experiences for any industry.

Key benefits

Core Unity real-time development platform

Access essential features for creating and optimizing high-end games and interactive experiences. Build once and deploy across supported platforms with Unity’s industry-leading multiplatform support.

Multi-seat classroom settings

Manage multiple seats to provide learners with the optimal Unity experience on school-issued computers or servers – regardless of classroom size.

Powers cross-disciplinary teaching and learning

Propel real-time 3D learning, support your classroom instruction, and develop innovative training programs that set students up for success.

Free for qualifying institutions

Academic institutions accredited by an authorized governmental agency are eligible for a full year of Unity licenses at no cost, with the option to renew each year. Nonprofits can access the Education Grant License at a discounted cost.


Curricular Framework

Create engaging curricula for game development or interactive applications at secondary and post-secondary levels with the Unity Curricular Framework.

Unity Learn Educator Hub

Accelerate your teaching with high-quality resources including lesson plans, projects, tutorials, and more – available on the Unity Learn platform.

Unity Teach Community

Join the global community of educators who teach Unity. Learn about best practices from your peers, find inspiration, and stay connected with Unity education initiatives.

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for the Education Grant License?

To qualify for the Education Grant License, an academic institution must be accredited by an authorized governmental agency within its applicable local, state, provincial, federal, or national jurisdiction, and have the primary purpose of teaching its enrolled students. Institutions building projects for research, industry, or commercial use can purchase a Unity Pro license at a discount by contacting an education representative. Nonprofits can access the Education Grant License at a discounted cost. Additional information about qualifications can be found here.

How do I get access to the Education Grant License?

You can apply here for the Education Grant License. You will need to have a Unity ID to sign in. Click on “Apply now,” then follow these steps:

  • Select your institution type.
  • Complete the SheerID verification form and provide details of your academic affiliation. SheerID verification can take up to 48 hours.
  • Once verified, click on "Continue" to apply for the Education Grant License.
Can I request additional seats after submitting my initial request?

Yes. You can modify your Education Grant License seat fulfillments once your initial license request has been approved.

What is the difference between the Education Grant License and the Unity Educator plan?

The Education Grant License is for institutions seeking multi-seat licenses to install Unity on institutional devices, such as in a classroom or lab. The Unity Educator plan is for individual educators to use Unity to create, teach, and share their projects on personal, non-school-issued computers remotely or at school. For non-U.S. secondary educators who cannot currently access the Educator plan, the Education Grant License is an alternative.

Can I use both the Education Grant License and the Educator or Student plans?

Yes. To extend student learning beyond institution-issued computers, students can sign up for the Student plan to build projects on their personal computers. Similarly, instructors can use the Educator plan on their personal computers. Note that projects saved on the Education Grant License cannot be accessed via the Educator or Student plans.

How can I activate my Education Grant License?

Guidance on how to activate your Education Grant License can be found here.

How long is the Education Grant License valid for?

The Education Grant License is valid for one year and can be renewed annually.

What is the SheerID verification system?

SheerID is the partner Unity uses to confirm that an applicant is a verified educator or educational institution. The verification process must be completed before requesting the Unity Education Grant License.

I was verified by the SheerID system. Why did I not receive the Education Grant License?

SheerID verification is the first step. After completing this, please make sure to submit an Education Grant License request. We have seen situations where an applicant finishes the SheerID verification but doesn’t complete their request. In order to be considered for the license, please complete all the aforementioned steps.

Why can't I find my institution in the SheerID verification form?

When an educational institution doesn’t exist in the SheerID database, it can take up to a few days for verification. In these cases, SheerID requests documentation from the applicant to ensure the authenticity of their affiliation with an education institution.

Where can I check the status of my verification?

If you have been prompted to upload additional documents, you will receive an email from SheerID when your verification is complete. If your verification takes longer than five business days, please contact SheerID directly at

How many Unity IDs can I assign to my verified account?

Only one Unity ID can be associated with the Education Grant License. If you need to change the email address associated with your Unity ID, please follow these instructions.

​​ Can I access Unity Cloud with my Education Grant License?

No, Unity Cloud access is limited to Student Plan, Educator Plan users as well as Unity Personal, Pro, and Enterprise users. Education Grant License users will have access to Unity Cloud in 2024.

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