(annual cost, Concurrent Use License, CUL)


  1 CUL 5 CUL 25 CUL 50 CUL 100 CUL 500 CUL
ANSYS Academic Research (Mech, Struc, CFD)
$1,000 $3,000 $7,000 NA NA NA
ANSYS Academic Research HPC (per core)
$25 $100 $300 $500 $700 $1,000
ANSYS Academic Research EM
$500 $1,000 $3,000 NA NA NA
ANSYS Academic Research HF
$500 $1,000 $3,000 NA NA NA
ANSYS Academic Research HF HPC (per core)
$25 $100 $300 NA NA NA
ANSYS Academic Teaching Advance
$50 $250 $1,250 $2,500 $5,000 NA

ANSYS Academic Student license

U.S.-based professors who register on the ANSYS portal are able to offer their students a version of the ANSYS software for $25. ANSYS Academic Student is a bundle of the ANSYS product suite that includes: ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS CFD (including Fluent and CFX), ANSYS Multiphysics, ANSYS DesignModeler, ANSYS DesignXplorer and ANSYS Autodyn – all within the ANSYS Workbench framework. This offer provides your students the convenience of working with ANSYS on their own time and on their own computer; no need to schedule time at the Engineering/CAE lab or work within restricted hours.

Students will also be given access to the ANSYS Student Portal, an online destination containing ANSYS product tutorials, training notes, tech notes, FAQs, knowledge resources, documentation and other academic/student-specific content.

What is included?

Academic features table v14

Academic features table RF Electromagnetics (HF and EM)

Lease Software

ANSYS can be ordered through the College of Engineering software purchasing site.  Leases renew each June.  You must have your name and email address listed (and public) in the UW faculty, staff, or student online directory to order ANSYS.

Note: UW budget number only.

Software Overview

ANSYS workbench is the unifying graphical user interface to the multitude of ANSYS simulation products, which are predominantly based on implementations of the finite element method and computational fluid dynamics.

License Definitions and Details

Licenses are leased as concurrent use licenses within the campus wide pool.

The Concurrent Use License (CUL) may be installed on multiple machines but a license server will regulate the usage to the number of licenses leased. A CUL requires an internet connection to the license server in order to operate.

Using ANSYS available through this program for commercial purposes is expressly excluded.

Note: Licenses available through this program renew annually each June. Each annual license will terminate and the software included in this program will stop operating after expiration of the subscription term unless renewed by the user.

Licensing Questions

Questions regarding ANSYS licenses including leasing and renewal should be addressed to: