Academic programmes

Tableau for Students

Download Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep Builder to gain data skills

We offer free one-year Tableau licences to students at accredited academic institutions through our Tableau for Students programme.

Use Tableau

In class

Go the extra mile for class assignments by analysing your data with Tableau. With Tableau’s intuitive, user-friendly drag-and-drop interface, you’ll analyse and present with ease.

At work

Tableau is an in-demand skill. Students of all subjects need analytical skills to be competitive in today’s job market. Showcase your Tableau skills at your internship or job.

For fun

Don't get stuck in chart wizards. Unleash your creativity with beautiful visualisations on topics you are passionate about. Visualise Instagram data or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The possibilities are endless.

For good

Make vizzes to promote a cause close to your heart such as the International Coastline Cleanup or women in politics. Post your own on Tableau Public with the hashtag #VizForSocialGood.

Generation data

Matt Farkas from Spotify

Hear how Matt Farkas, a recent graduate of Northwestern University in Illinois, learned Tableau and got a data science internship at Spotify.

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Meet the next generation of data students

Explore the stories of students around the world using Tableau.

Tarnejah Rolfe, Howard University

Q&A: From the first cohort of Millennials and Data to securing a full-time role after undergrad.

Buchi Okafor, Miami University

Read how student-athlete Buchi transitioned from Finance Intern to Global Pricing Analyst at Under Armour.

Timothy Kim, University of Washington

Discover how to make an interactive CV and follow in Timothy’s footsteps to learn Tableau.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

My Tableau student licence has expired! How do I renew my student licence?

To extend or renew your Tableau student licence, simply re-submit this Tableau for Students form to verify you’re still enrolled.

My product key is invalid

If you’re receiving the error “the product key is invalid”, it may be because the current version you have installed is an older version of Tableau. Please check out our Knowledge Base page for additional support on how to resolve your issue.

If these steps don’t work, please feel free to submit a support case here. Enter “installation” or other keywords into the search bar to help find your answer. If you cannot find the correct documentation, feel free to submit a support case via the “Continue to create case” button and a member of our technical support team will be with you shortly.

Can I get a student discount for the Tableau Desktop Specialist certification?

We are currently offering a 20% discount on the Tableau Desktop Specialist exam to students. We do not offer discounts on the other exams at this time.

Please check out the Certification site for more information. The discount is automatically applied if you were successfully verified from SheerID when you applied for a student licence. If the discount does not work, please feel free to reach out to for a discount code. In the case of a discount error, please wait to purchase until Academic Programmes has resolved the error, as retroactive discounts and refunds are not possible.

Can I install Tableau on more than one device?

You are only allowed up to two activations with the same product key. This means you can install Tableau on up to two devices. If you have reached the maximum number of activations and wish to install on another device, you must deactivate one of those activations. If you need assistance moving or deactivating Tableau on a machine, you can get more information here.

What's the best way to get started learning with Tableau as a student?

We recommend starting with the free Getting Started videos if this is your first time using Tableau. Also, check out the student resource page for example data sets and additional free training.

Can I use my student licence as part of my internship or job?

Absolutely! No additional documentation is required.

Ready to learn in-demand data skills with Tableau?