Product Information

ANSYS Student is an introductory software package for engineering students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of simulation while gaining exposure to our state of the art ANSYS Workbench simulation workflow, pre-processing, post-processing and solver products.

The renewable six-month product license is free and can be downloaded and used by students anywhere in the world. It provides access to versions of ANSYS® Multiphysics™, ANSYS® CFD™, ANSYS® Autodyn®, ANSYS® Workbench™, ANSYS® DesignModeler™ and ANSYS® DesignXplorer™ that are limited only in the size of the problems that can be solved. The product can be installed on any supported MS Windows 64-bit machine.

ANSYS Student is an Educational License for personal educational purposes. The analysis work performed with ANSYS Student must be non-proprietary, and the product may not be used for competitive analysis (such as benchmarking) or for any commercial work.


Self-guided technical support for the ANSYS Student is provided through the Support Resources web page here. The support includes installation videos, an FAQ for troubleshooting help and several introductory tutorials that show you how to perform basic simulations. Please note that we do not provide online or face-to-face technical support for this free product. We advise you to follow our download and installation instructions very carefully.

The ANSYS Student product license provides access to problem-size, limited versions of ANSYS Multiphysics, ANSYS CFD, ANSYS AUTODYN, ANSYS Workbench, ANSYS DesignModeler and ANSYS DesignXplorer.  The product is only supported on MS Windows 7, 8, 8.1 64-bit machines. The current release is 16.1 and has the same general simulation capability as our Academic Teaching Mechanical and CFD product with the following exceptions:

  • Lower node/element limits
  • No bi-directional geometry interfaces or MCAD readers.

Our academic product Features Table shows the ANSYS Student product compared to our other academic Teaching and Research products.

ANSYS Student Data Sheet (PDF)