Students and teachers save up to 80%

on a commercial* Rhino license. Shop now…


  • Full-featured commercial software at a discount.
  • For students, faculty (teachers, instructors, and professors), staff, and schools only (proof of status required).
  • One per student or faculty member. Schools can buy as many as they need.
  • Not transferable (cannot be sold, shared, used by, or transferred to another user).

30-user lab

  • A 30-user license to use Rhino on the computers in a single classroom or lab (one room).
  • Or, a 30-user floating network license. A network server and the Zoo or internet access to the Cloud Zoo is required.
  • For educational institutions only (proof of status required).

Educational License Pack - Save up to 90%

Schools may purchase educational single-user licenses in high-volume at a very special price. Details…

*Commercial software for education

Unlike other software companies, we provide commercial versions of our products to students, faculty, and schools at a substantial discount. Details include:

  • The same features as the commercial version.
  • No watermark or other limitation.
  • Does not expire.
  • No additional maintenance or support fees.
  • Can be used for commercial activities.
  • Upgradeable at educational prices if the owner still qualifies for educational prices.
  • Upgradeable at commercial prices if the owner no longer qualifies for educational prices.


Our goal is to provide students and educators commercial-grade 3D tools for exploring, developing, and communicating ideas and designs. The software is only part of the solution. To support your efforts we have assembled the following additional resources.

Teacher Training

These classes and workshops will help you become more comfortable with Rhino and provide the tools to include 3D modeling in your curriculum:

  • One‑ two‑ and three‑day regional teacher training workshops are scheduled worldwide.
  • If you would like to host teacher training at your school, please email Jody Mills or call her at (206) 634‑4571.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I own an educational license that I no longer need. Can I sell it to my friend, who is also a student?
A: No, educational licenses cannot be transferred (or sold) to anyone else. That is the only difference (besides the cost) between educational and commercial licenses.
Q: I have a single‑user educational license and have upgraded it by paying commercial upgrade. Has my license become a commercial one (that is, can I resell it)?
A: Yes, it is now a normal commercial license and you can resell it.
Q: Can I upgrade my educational single‑user license to a commercial one? How much will it cost me?
A: Yes, but only when you upgrade to a new version, and you pay the commercial upgrade price. Your educational license then changes into a commercial license. Meanwhile, there is no need to upgrade to a commercial license, since the educational software is the same as the commercial software.