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. Receive access to our entire eLearning suite once verified.
This summer, we reached out to our student community and asked them to tell us about their journey with data, and to see what advice they have for students interested in learning data analytics. And as we head into sunny weather and end a very trying year, we couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate with our students.watch now
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.
Tableau is an in-demand skill that you can learn while studying from home. With new access to eLearning, you can gain valuable data skills at your own pace.
Unleash your creativity with beautiful visualisations on topics you are passionate about. Visualise Instagram data or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The possibilities are endless.
Make vizzes to promote a cause close to your heart such as the International Coastline Cleanup or gender equality. Post your own on Tableau Public with the hashtag #VizForSocialGood.
Data literacy for all
Learn foundational skills to jump-start your data journey
Learn data skills fundamentals with this free online training programme. This self-paced course will teach you how to explore, understand and communicate with data. Training covers key topics, including statistics, understanding data types and communicating with 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.
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. www.tableau.com/en-gb/studentlicense
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 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 is eLearning and how do I use it?
Tableau eLearning is web-based training you can consume at your own pace. Courses are interactive and designed to help you learn Tableau, regardless of skill level. Once verified through our Tableau for Students programme, you will receive a code and instructions on how to register at the Tableau Learning Centre. For more information about eLearning, take a look at our eLearning page.
What's the best way to get started learning with Tableau as a student?
We recommend activating your eLearning licence when you start using Tableau. Also, check out the student resource page for example data sets and additional free training.
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 verified students. We do not offer discounts on the other exams at this time. Please check out the Certification site for more information. Reach out to email@example.com for additional information on how to request your discount. 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 use my student licence as part of my internship or job?
Absolutely! No additional documentation is required.