Microsoft Open License for Academic
a flexible, cost-effective way to purchase product licenses

Microsoft Open License for Academic

Open License for Academic is a flexible, cost-effective way for your school or college of any size to purchase product licenses, starting with as few as five licenses. Just determine the number of software licenses your institution needs and order through an Authorized Education Reseller (AER). After getting the licenses, you can order media from a Microsoft-approved fulfillment source. License confirmations are distributed electronically and posted on a password-protected Internet site.

Exceptional benefits include:

Simple license transactions

Open License for Academic is easy to understand and administer with simple, clear terms for getting your software licenses.


This program is flexible enough for many varied institutions, and you can choose from a wide selection of Microsoft’s great products. After you order your first five or more licenses, you have the benefit of ordering only what your institution needs, saving you money and time.


You can order Microsoft licensed products through Open License for Academic from any AER or other authorized reseller in your region.  

Easy compliance

You can get license confirmation information and purchase history electronically using the online eOpen tool.