Tableau for Students:
Get Tableau Desktop for Free

Free Access to Tableau Desktop

Want to analyze data faster for class assignments? Gain skills for your first job? Then apply for a free license of Tableau Desktop. Full-time students enrolled at an accredited academic institution anywhere in the world can get a 1-year license of Tableau Desktop. Fill out the form to the right to get started. We’ll verify your student status using data provided by your accredited academic institution.

You already know that strong analytical skills are critical in finding a job in today's workplace. Using Tableau is a great way to build those skills. Plus, our customers look to hire people with Tableau skills - and we do too!

You can even get social with Tableau. Take your ideas to a new level – publish your work on Tableau Public, a free service that hosts your work when you tweet, blog or post.

To get started, fill out the form to the right and we’ll instantly verify your full-time student status at your accredited academic institution. If we can’t automatically verify your student status, we’ll ask you to upload supporting documentation like a current, dated student ID. We need to know you’re a student – after all, we can’t give everyone free software. Just brilliant (or soon-to-be brilliant) students wanting to get ahead. And yes, you can apply every year as long as you're a student.

Tableau grew out of breakthrough technology developed at Stanford University as part of a Ph.D. thesis project on data visualization. So we have a soft spot for students and we’ve always considered our ties with the academic community especially important. For information about Tableau's system requirements, please visit this link.

If you are an instructor and wish to use Tableau in your classroom, please email us directly at or visit our Tableau for Teaching page.

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