Archived:Where Do I Download LabVIEW Student Edition?

Updated Dec 9, 2021

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  • LabVIEW Student

Issue Details

  • I have recently purchased LabVIEW Student Edition and I would like to download/activate it on my computer. I have searched online but I cannot find a download link for the Student Edition of LabVIEW. I do not have a physical copy of the Student Edition software and would like a download link I can send to my colleagues/students.
  • How do I download the Student Edition of LabVIEW and how do I activate it?


Note: NI no longer offers LabVIEW Student Edition. For any new applications, NI recommends that students use LabVIEW Community Edition or look into the NI software packages available through their school. Contact your school's License Administrator to determine if you have access to NI software.

For users with existing Student licenses, use the following steps to install and activate LabVIEW Student Edition.

LabVIEW Student Edition does not have a direct download link. To download and activate the Student Edition of LabVIEW, you should begin by downloading the Base Version of LabVIEW that you would like. Follow the steps below for a full method:
  1. Go to the LabVIEW Downloads Page to download and install the Base Version of LabVIEW for the specific year you need. 
  2. Once the product has installed, activate it using your serial number for LabVIEW Student Edition.
  3. You now have LabVIEW Student Edition Installed and Activated.