Academic Programs

Tableau for Teaching

Incorporate visual analytics into any curriculum.

Tableau is free for instructors around the world

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Learn how Chon Abraham, Associate Professor, Mason School of Business, is helping her students learn Tableau and get relevant internships.

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Why Tableau?

In-demand skills

Data isn’t going anywhere. Companies are hiring for analytical skills to tackle big data in every industry.

Student engagement

Spend less time teaching software and more time helping your students find deep analytical insights.

Easy to use

With a large library of on-demand tutorials and a dedicated support community, teaching data analysis is easier than ever.


Check out the instructor resource page for self-service learning options, ready-made curriculum materials, answers to frequently asked questions, and license support.

Ready to use Tableau in your curriculum or academic research?

TFT Instructor Licenses

Provide the following information to unlock your free one-year license to activate Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep for teaching and non-commercial academic research. Not sure if you qualify? Find out here.

Are you a student? Visit tableau.com/students to request your license.

Contact Information

Institution Address

Additional Terms and Conditions: The licenses provided through Tableau’s Academic Programs shall be used only for Instructional Use or Noncommercial Academic Research. “Instructional Use” means evaluating Tableau for classroom use, developing materials and familiarity in Tableau for classes, and academic instruction. “Noncommercial Academic Research” means conducting not-for-profit research projects, which are not intended to or in fact produce results, works, services, or data for commercial use by anyone or to generate revenue. By submitting this form, you agree that any Tableau Academic Program licenses provided through Tableau’s Academic Programs will only be used for these purposes.

By clicking "Accept and Submit" above, you (1) certify all of the foregoing information is true and correct, and (2) agree to the terms of the Tableau Software End User License Agreement (tableau.com/eula), as modified by the Additional Terms and Conditions set forth above.