Get the License That’s Right for You

We make it easy for students, faculty, and researchers to work with mathematical optimization. Whether for use in class or research, academics can use Gurobi Optimizer at no cost. Get all the same Gurobi features and performance, with no limits on model size. 

Request the academic license that’s right for you. Need help choosing? Please check out the options below.

Academic WLS License

Run Gurobi wherever you want, including containerized environments. This portable license can be used seamlessly across multiple platforms, including those outside an academic network.

Academic Named-User License

Start your journey here. Get a free, unlimited-use Gurobi Optimizer license for a single person, on a single machine.

Academic Site License

University Administrators: You can share Gurobi with multiple users in your academic departments, schools, and classrooms by running Gurobi on your university’s local-area network, at no cost to you or your institution.

AMPL, GAMS, and MPL Programs

Are you an AMPL, GAMS, or MPL user? Learn about our academic license programs.

Academic License Program Requirements

  • You must be a faculty member, student, or staff of a recognized degree-granting academic institution.
  • The license may be used for research and educational purposes only.
  • To activate your license, you must connect from a recognized academic network.
  • You may obtain multiple licenses, but each license must be generated individually.
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Get Started with Gurobi and Optimization

Check out these free, open-education resources to help students and instructors learn and teach optimization at a range of levels. 

Join the Community

Our Gurobi Community Discussion Forum is here to answer your questions. And our Gurobi 11.0 Installation Guides on YouTube offer step-by-step installation tutorials, and our Academic Community Channel includes FAQ videos, lecture content from the Gurobi academic community, and more.

Get Started with Optimization

Gurobi offers a range of free educational resources to help learn and teach optimization: You can also get started with a basic introduction to Gurobi via our Gurobi Quick Start Guides and video resources for beginners. You can also check out Coursera's online learning courses. Just search for "optimization."

Code Examples & Jupyter Notebooks

Dive right in with our functional code examples for commonly used features and our Jupyter Notebook library, which walks users through common optimization problems in Python.

Linear Optimization Textbook

Get your free copy of A First Course in Linear Optimization by Dr. Jon Lee, Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan.

The Fun Way to Explore Optimization

The Burrito Optimization Game is a free educational tool for introducing students to the power of optimization.

Try Gurobi for Free

Choose the evaluation license that fits you best, and start working with our Expert Team for technical guidance and support.

Evaluation License
Get a free, full-featured license of the Gurobi Optimizer to experience the performance, support, benchmarking and tuning services we provide as part of our product offering.
Academic License
Gurobi supports the teaching and use of optimization within academic institutions. We offer free, full-featured copies of Gurobi for use in class, and for research.
Cloud Trial

Request free trial hours, so you can see how quickly and easily a model can be solved on the cloud.