Where Can I Get a Serial Number for LabVIEW Student Edition?

Updated Sep 25, 2019

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  • LabVIEW Student
  • LabVIEW for Education

Issue Details

I am a student and I installed LabVIEW Student Edition on my personal computer. I need a serial number to activate the software. Where can I get this serial number?


If your university has an Academic Site License (ASL), this article explains the Student Install Options for Academic Site Licenses. All Academic Site Licenses now include the Student Install Option. You should be able to find out if your school has an academic site license by talking to your professors or IT department.

If your school does not have an academic site license, you can purchase a copy of LabVIEW Student Edition. LabVIEW Student Edition is not sold by National Instruments, but third party vendors can be found by going to the LabVIEW Student Edition webpage and looking under the "Resources" tab. 

You can also access a six month evaluation of LabVIEW Student Edition through the following forum post Free 6-Month Evaluation of LabVIEW Student Edition for at-home learning

Additional Information

Serial numbers bought from third party vendors are generally distributed via email. If you lose your serial number, check your inbox to see if you still have the email with your serial number. If it is not, you must contact the third party vendor. National Instruments does not maintain records of LabVIEW Student Edition serial numbers.