Unity Educator Plan

Teach your students on the same real-time 3D development platform and workflows used by professionals to create immersive experiences across industries. Free for educators.

Teach with Unity

Unity is free for educators at accredited educational institutions.

Post-secondary educators

Educators at accredited degree-granting institutions.

K–12 educators
Qualifying countries

Educators at accredited K–12 schools in the U.S., UK, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, France, and Italy.

K–12 educators
Other countries

Educators at accredited K–12 schools outside of the U.S., UK, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, France, and Italy.

Get free access to professional Unity tools

Prepare your students for in-demand careers by teaching them how to use industry-standard tools and workflows to effectively contribute to a cross-disciplinary team.

Unity Pro

Create with students, faster. Use professional tools, workflows, and services to accelerate your teaching.

Cloud-based collaboration

Collaborate with your students, manage versions, and easily move between home and institutional computers.

Cloud Build

Iterate quickly on projects in the classroom so you can spend less time compiling and more time teaching.

Advanced Cloud Diagnostics

Get to teachable moments faster with real-time data on crashes and exceptions, letting you pinpoint and easily track sources of errors.

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Unity assets to accelerate your teaching

Create compelling classroom demos and sample projects fast with time-saving plug-ins and high-quality, modular assets developed by industry experts.


Learn and create together, faster

With five seats of Unity Teams Advanced, you can review and grade projects, help students troubleshoot, and provide them with valuable experience working as part of a development team.


The leading real-time 3D development platform

Millions of professionals use Unity to create, operate, and monetize amazing games and experiences on 20+ platforms. 

Give your students a competitive edge in the job market by teaching Unity and helping them build their portfolios in the classroom.

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for the Unity Educator plan?

The Unity Educator plan is available for educators at accredited degree-granting institutions, and for educators teaching grades K–12 in the United States. For non-U.S., K–12 educators, please see the Education Grant License.

How do I get access to the Unity Educator plan?

Sign up for Unity Educator with the links provided at the top of this page. 

  1. When prompted, create or log in to your Unity ID.
  2. Complete the SheerID verification form, providing details of your academic affiliation and additional documentation, if necessary.
  3. Once you’re verified by SheerID, sign in to the Unity Educator plan here to get started.
Can I use the Unity Educator plan with my existing Unity account?

Yes. Sign up for the Unity Educator plan with your Unity ID. Once verified by SheerID, activate your new license through your Preferences in the Unity Hub using the license key you receive by email.

Can I use my Educator plan at school?

You can log in to Unity from any computer, including at school, to access resources. Note: If your school uses the Education Grant License, you may not be prompted to log in to the Unity Hub or the Editor. In this case, you can still use your Unity Educator ID to log in to the Asset Store.

What is the difference between the Unity Educator plan and the Education Grant License?

The Unity Educator plan is for individual educators to use professional tools to create, teach, and share their Unity projects at home, school, or elsewhere for free. The Education Grant License is for institutions that need to install Unity on institutional devices, such as in classrooms or labs. For non-U.S. secondary educators who cannot currently access the Educator plan, the Education Grant License provides access to Unity Pro.

What is the difference between the Unity Educator plan and the Unity Student plan?

Unity Educator is for individual educators to create, teach, and share their Unity projects at home, school, or elsewhere. The Student plan is for students to create projects at home or school on personal devices. Students who are at least the age at which an individual can consent to the processing of their personal data (e.g., 13 in the United States, 16 in the European Union) and who are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution, as verified by Unity or Unity’s third-party partner, are eligible to use the Unity Student plan.

Can I purchase a Unity Educator plan for my class?

The Unity Educator plan is available for free to eligible educators and cannot be purchased. Please refer to the free Education Grant License for your institution’s classroom needs.

I’m having difficulty verifying my educator status with SheerID. What should I do?

For help with SheerID verification, please contact SheerID directly.

Can I share my Unity Educator plan with colleagues?

Your colleagues are welcome to sign up for their own free Unity Educator plan. The Unity Educator plan also comes with five seats of Unity Teams Advanced that allow you to share a project with collaborators.

When does my Unity Educator plan expire?

Once you successfully sign up for Unity Educator, you will have access to the plan for one year.

How do I renew Unity Educator?

The Unity Educator plan is valid for one year. When the plan expires, simply return to the Unity Educator page and re-verify with SheerID to renew the license.

Where can I check the status of my verification?

In most cases, verification should be instantaneous. If you have been prompted to upload additional documents, you will receive an email from SheerID when your verification is complete. If your verification takes longer than five business days, please contact SheerID directly.

How many Unity IDs can I assign to my verified account?

You can only associate one Unity ID with your Unity Educator plan. If you need to change the email address associated with your Unity ID, please follow these instructions.

How do I access Unity Teams Advanced after I sign up for the Unity Educator plan?

Follow these steps to learn how to set up and access your Unity Teams Advanced benefits.

What if I used two different email addresses for verification purposes?

Please check both your email inboxes for confirmation of status as well as separate instructions on how to activate your educator benefits.

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