ANSYS Academic Program


Engineering simulation is playing a growing role in science and engineering at the university level. The ideal simulation solution for universities is one that is flexible enough to be of value to a diverse group of users with varying levels of expertise, from undergraduate students and teachers to postgraduate and faculty researchers.

Engineering Simulation Software Re-imagined for Students

For students, ANSYS offers a variety of free starter packages via a renewable twelve-month product license. ANSYS provides free student software products perfect for work done outside the classroom, such as homework, capstone projects, student competitions and more. This provides students with the ability to learn the fundamentals of simulation and gain a head-start on their future careers.

This includes offers for three different packages; ANSYS AIM Student, Discovery Live Student, and ANSYS Student, each with its own tools and capabilities. Check out the links below for more information:



The next-generation academic simulation experience, ANSYS AIM Student has integrated geometry modeling based on ANSYS SpaceClaim technology and structural, fluids and electromagnetics solvers. ANSYS AIM Student is great if you are new to simulation and need an intuitive, cutting-edge simulation tool. Many professors are switching to ANSYS AIM, so join the revolution in engineering education.

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Discovery Live Student


Based on the new instantaneous simulation technology, ANSYS Discovery Live Student has integrated geometry modeling based on ANSYS SpaceClaim technology and a completely meshless and instantaneous thermal, structural, and fluids solvers. ANSYS Discovery Live Student lets you learn about physics without the headache of learning how to use a complex simulation tool. Be an early adopter and reap the benefits of the simulation tool of the future.

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ANSYS Student


ANSYS Student is the ANSYS Workbench-based bundle of ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS CFD, ANSYS Autodyn, ANSYS SpaceClaim and ANSYS DesignXplorer. ANSYS Student is used by hundreds of thousands of students globally. It is a great choice if your professor is already using it for your course or if you are already familiar with the ANSYS Workbench platform.

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Tools for educators

Engineering simulation is a key skill that many companies are seeking in the employees they hire. For students to graduate with this expertise, engineering simulation needs to be part of the curriculum. Simulation helps students at all levels, including those in STEM programs, undergraduate programs and postgraduate research positions.

ANSYS is committed to working with academia to provide a solution flexible enough to appeal to all users. The low-cost, high-performance bundles of ANSYS simulation technology include structural, thermal, fluid dynamics, electronics and multiphysics solvers, ANSYS Workbench, CAD import tools, solid modeling, advanced meshing and post-processing features.

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