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Foundry’s Education Program for Students & Graduates.

Now offering the Education Collective for students. Launch your career.

We want to give you affordable access to fully functional, non-limited, commercial versions of our award-winning software—the same software you’ll use out in the industry. To get you started on your career in film, television, games or design, we offer you the ability to upgrade your student or graduate license to a permanent commercial license at over 70% off the regular price.

If you’re a student or recent graduate of a course lasting at least five months, choose from either our Production Collective or Creation Collective to get started. Each Collective is a suite of Foundry products in a single, node-locked license lasting one year. Each license provides access to non-limited, commercial versions of the software.

Foundry’s 1st Year Free Program for Students

The 1st Year Free program is an opportunity for new students to experiment with Foundry products for one year, free of charge. The program allows eligible students to obtain a one year Education Collective license  (Nuke Studio, Mari, Modo, CaraVR and Katana plus 3Delight renders). 

To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a full-time school or university. You must also be a new Foundry customer. Existing customers do not qualify. Please be sure to use your university email address to apply. 

To apply for this discount, please fill out the student license request form below using your official university email address, and tick the box requesting a discount code. You’ll then receive further information on accessing your one year discount. 

Student journey

 

Student pricing for Production and Creation Collectives

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Upgrade to commercial licenses at 70% off the regular price. 

An active student or graduate license (or one that’s expired within the last six months) entitles you to upgrade to a permanent seat of the PRODUCTION COLLECTIVE, CREATION COLLECTIVE, Cara VR, Nuke Studio, Nuke X, Nuke, Mari, Modo or Hieroplayer at over 70% off the regular commercial price.

For example, a permanent PRODUCTION COLLECTIVE license is only $2,179—a massive saving of $6,120!

Student discounts for Foundry software

Graduates

If you’ve graduated from a degree-granting or certificate-granting course lasting at least five months and requiring attendance of at least two days per week, and the course finished less than six months ago, you’re eligible to apply for a graduate license.

Apply for a graduate license
Graduate licensing for education from Foundry

Part-time and short course attendees

If you’re enrolled in part-time or short courses that don’t fit the criteria above, it may be possible to arrange a license directly with your course provider. For more information, contact education@foundry.com with the details of your course and course provider.

If you don’t meet any of these criteria, but still think you should be eligible, contact education@foundry.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between non-commercial and education licensing?

Non-commercial licenses have usage limitations and restrictions. Non-commercial licenses are for home-use only; therefore, they cannot be used in a commercial environment including schools. Our education licenses provide full non-limited commercial versions of the software meaning students can easily transfer files between home and school machines and take their work with them into the industry. Once a project is started in non-commercial, it cannot later be transferred to education/commercial versions due to file encryption, so projects would need to be started from scratch in full commercial versions. Additionally, Foundry education licenses allow students and graduates to upgrade to permanent commercial licenses at 70% off the commercial price.

What happens if I upgrade early, while my education license is still active?

We will run a one year of permanent maintenance from the end of their education license.

What other methods can I pay apart from by card online?

Payment methods will be listed on the invoice. Please note we do not accept Paypal.

How long do I have to pay?

The payment link will expire in 30 days.

Can I transfer my license to another machine?

Yes, please complete the attached license transfer form and send it to education@foundry.com and we will get your new license out to you. We permit a maximum of 2 license transfers a year.

How do I get a system ID?

  • Download and run our Foundry License Utility (FLU): https://www.foundry.com/licensing
  • The System ID is a 12 digit code displayed along the bottom of the FLU window.

Can the license be used on multiple machines?

The education licence can only be used on a single machine but we can offer a 50% discount off the cost of a second education licence if that would help give access to a second machine. If that's something that's of interest please, please email education@foundry.com.

How do I get help from the technical support team?

Download The Foundry License Utility: https://www.foundry.com/licensing

Then send your diagnostic log along with a screenshot of the error to our technical support team by creating a ticket in the Support Portal: https://support.foundry.com

To create a ticket: Once signed in, you will see a task bar at the very top, click on the 4 squares icon, choose 'Support', '+Add', then new 'ticket'. You'll be able to attach the required files by clicking on the paperclip icon.

The technical support team will look into the problem and be in touch to help.

What is the 1st Year Free program and how do I qualify?

The 1st Year Free program is an opportunity for new students to experiment with Foundry products for one year, free of charge. The program allows eligible students to obtain a one year Education Collective license  (Nuke Studio, Mari, Modo, CaraVR and Katana). To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a full-time school or university. You must also be a new Foundry customer. Existing customers do not qualify. To apply for this discount, please fill out the student license request form using your official university email address, and tick the box requesting a discount code. 

What products are available for free?

We do not offer free independent products. Full time students who are new to Foundry may qualify for a one time discount for our Education Collective (which includes Nuke Studio, Mari, Modo, CaraVR and Katana) via the First Year Free program. This discount is for a one year Education Collective license. Students are also welcome to experiment with Nuke Non-Commercial, which is available for free.

What if I qualify but do not have an official university e-mail address?

Please contact us at education@foundry.com stating that you do not have an official e-mail address. You will receive further information from there. 

What is the difference between the First Year license and Non-Commercial?

Non-commercial licenses have usage limitations and restrictions. Non-commercial licenses are for home-use only; therefore, they cannot be used in a commercial environment including schools. Our education licenses provide full non-limited commercial versions of the software meaning students can easily transfer files between home and school machines and take their work with them into the industry. Once a project is started in non-commercial, it cannot later be transferred to education/commercial versions due to file encryption, so projects would need to be started from scratch in full commercial versions. Additionally, Foundry education licenses allow students and graduates to upgrade to permanent commercial licenses at 70% off the commercial price when their student licenses expire.

How long should it take to receive my license after applying?

It may take up to ten days for us to process your account and issue your one-time discount.

What support do I get with my free license?

Support for students is provided via our Community Forums https://community.foundry.com/discuss.  The forums are a great place to ask questions, get help, post your work and exchange tips and tricks with other users. You can also find lots of useful information on getting up and running and troubleshooting problems on the Support Portal (https://support.foundry.com/hc/en-us), including a dedicated section on license help. Step by step instructions on how to get up and running with a First Year Free student license can be found in the following article: https://support.foundry.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000475019

Students with a First Year Free Education license are not entitled to telephone or email support.

Can I transfer my license to another machine?

Yes, please request a license transfer form from education@foundry.com. We permit a maximum of 2 license transfers a year.

How do I get a system ID?

  • Download and run our Foundry License Utility (FLU): https://www.foundry.com/licensing

  • The System ID is a 12 digit code displayed along the bottom of the FLU window.

Can the license be used on multiple machines?

No, The 1st Year Education Collective is limited to one machine only.

 

How do I install my license?

Please visit the Support Portal here for installation instructions.

How long will my free license last?

The license will last one year from the date of issue. This license is a license for one year. After this, you can purchase a renewal by completing our student interest form here: https://www.foundry.com/industries/education/apply/student

Once you've submitted your details, you'll get an email sent to your inbox with the education criteria, pricing and instructions on how to order in 5 easy steps. You'll also find pricing and general information here: https://www.foundry.com/industries/education/students-graduates

How can I download my product or update my product version?

The Education Collective gives you access to Nuke Studio, Modo, Mari, Cara VR and Katana. You'll need to download the relevant products respectively. You can do so here:

https://www.foundry.com/product-downloads

To upgrade your existing version, so long as you have active maintenance, you will have access to all the latest versions of the software by re-downloading the product from the Product Downloads page here: https://www.foundry.com/product-downloads

Which students do not qualify for the 1st Year Free program?

Students who have previously purchased licenses from Foundry do not qualify.

Students who have previously participated in the 1st Year Free program do not qualify.

Part-time students do not qualify. This includes students who are enrolled full-time in courses that last less than six months.

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