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Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
Yes. You can modify your Education Grant License seat fulfillments once your initial license request has been approved.
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.
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.
Guidance on how to activate your Education Grant License can be found here.
The Education Grant License is valid for one year and can be renewed annually.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.