Our Most Popular Academic License: Start your journey here. Get a free, unlimited-use Gurobi Optimizer license for a single person, on a single machine.

To obtain your free Academic Named-User License:

  1. Register for a free Gurobi account as an academic and log in.
  2. Visit the Download Gurobi Optimizer page and download the version you need, as well as the README.txt.
  3. Follow the instructions in README.txt to install the software.
  4. Once installed, visit the Gurobi User Portal to request your free Named-User License.
  5. Next, run grbgetkey using the argument provided on the Academic License Detail page (ex: grbgetkey ae36ac20-16e6-acd2-f242-4da6e765fa0a). The grbgetkey program will prompt you to store the license file on your machine.


If you encounter an “ERROR 303” message when running grbgetkey, please see the article, How do I resolve an “ERROR 303” from grbgetkey?. Your license will be valid for up to one year and is renewable for as long as you maintain eligibility.

Do you need assistance with installation? Check our our Academic Community YouTube channel for installation guides and FAQs with our Expert Team. 



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