Please complete your profile information before you re-verify your student status.

access software through a DreamSpark subscription

Put professional developer tools and software in the hands of your faculty and students with a low-cost subscription from Microsoft. Challenge and excite your students by teaching with the latest technologies. Download the Deployment Guide to learn how to deploy software to your students, faculty and labs. Get your institution"s administrator to enroll following the 3 easy steps below.

  • Review Subscriptions
  • Check Eligibility
  • Enroll

review subscription offering and pricing

There are 2 subscription levels: Standard and Premium. Review the chart below to find out which offering is right for you. One price to get all the software you need for the whole institution (students, faculty and labs).

Product Categories DreamSpark Standard DreamSpark Premium
Operating Systems
Windows Client
Windows Server
Developer & Design Tools
Visual Studio Community (for students and faculty)
Visual Studio Professional (for labs)
Visual Studio Enterprise (for students, faculty, and labs)
Windows Embedded
SQL Server
BizTalk Server
SharePoint Server
Additional Benefits
ELMS (Electronic License Management System)
New Subscription Pricing
Electronic Software Delivery (1 year)
$99 USD
$499 USD
Electronic Software Delivery (3 years)
$199 USD
$1,025 USD
Renewal Subscription Pricing
Electronic Software Delivery (1 year)
$99 USD
$320 USD
Electronic Software Delivery (3 years)
$199 USD
$799 USD
View Usage Guidelines View Usage Guidelines
Academic/Non-commercial usage
Institution Wide Distribution
STEM Department Only (one subscription per department)
Lab Installation
The prices in USD are indicative. You will be able to see local prices when during the enrollment process. Contact support if you have questions related to local pricing.

check eligibility

Check out what subscription your academic institution is eligible for. Every student, educator, and lab in your entire institution can take advantage of DreamSpark Standard software for developers and designers, with a single subscription.

DreamSpark Premium is only for qualified higher-education science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) departments and gives you access to over 500 Microsoft software titles. Each eligible department requires a subscription.

Institution Type Access Type DreamSpark Standard DreamSpark Premium
K-12 - Primary & Secondary Schools (Institution Wide)
Computer Labs
(Institution Wide)
Computer Labs
(STEM Departments
Computer Labs

Note: Read the FAQ, for more details.


Click the link below to get enrolled in the DreamSpark subscription that is right for your institution. You will be able to access your subscription software only once the order processing has been completed. This can take from several days to a couple of weeks, depending on the time required to check for eligibility and submit your payment.

DreamSpark Standard

Get a single subscription for the whole institution to give access to the same tools the pros use to all your students and educators, and outfit every lab.

DreamSpark Premium

Get a single subscription for one STEM department within your institution to give your students and educators an expanded set of Microsoft software.

Customers who have purchased an Academic Volume Licensing Agreement such as Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES), Open Value Agreement for Education Solution (OV-ES), CASA or Campus Agreement can get a DreamSpark subscription as a free benefit of their academic agreement. All institutions can get a DreamSpark Standard subscription, while only qualifying STEM department can get a free DreamSpark Premium subscription. Check your welcome letter
When you subscribe to any of the Microsoft Academic Agreements, the person who enrolls receives a ‘’Welcome email’’ with information about their subscription. This person is the Online Services Contact (OLS) on the Academic VL agreement. Please contact your institution administration to locate the welcome letter which contains the agreement number and the promo code to use in the DreamSpark enrollment process.
to find the appropriate promo code required to enroll at no cost.