VMware Academic Program (MIS)

VMware Academic Program (VMAP)
License agreement


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Delivery method
External website integrated with University WebAuth/NetID authentication for eligible affiliates.
Delivery details
Website: http://bit.ly/ua-mis-vmap
User scope

For eligible students in MIS courses and programs, as well as eligible MIS department faculty and staff.

  • Student eligibility: Active students enrolled in a current-term MIS course, or active majors in an MIS undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Faculty eligibility: Active faculty homed in the MIS department.
  • Staff eligibility:  Active staff homed in the MIS department.
Device scope
Any; for state-owned or personally-owned devices.
Use scope

For instructional and non-commercial research use in STEM disciplines only. Infrastructure and non-academic use is explicitly prohibited. 

Entitlement expiration

Active eligible students, faculty and staff may download, install and generate license keys for software.

Students receiving licenses through a qualifying course or research project may use the licenses after the course or project is concluded.

Inactive members may not access the VMAP site to download or install new software after becoming ineligible. 


From https://labs.vmware.com/academic/licensing-overview

The VMware Academic Program supports the use of virtualization applications in teaching and research. The program provides both desktop and infrastructure software for personal use, whether as part of STEM classes, in research projects, or for gaining hands-on experience with VMware products. Applications are provided at no cost to end users, with participating departments being responsible for covering the program’s operational costs through an annual subscription fee.

Qualified members of the academic community – students, faculty and technical staff – can utilize the VMware Academic Program in the following areas:

Instruction – Faculty within member institutions gain access to VMware software licenses free of cost for the purpose of classroom instruction.  Students taking qualified courses can also install program software on their personal computers.

Research – Faculty within member institutions gain access to VMware software licenses free of cost as a part of their non-commercial research projects. Program software can be installed in research labs as well on the personal computers of faculty and students involved in research projects.


Support Documentation and Information

If you need support with VMAP, please submit a detailed support request explaining your issue. Screenshots may help us understand your issue better.

You may also be able to get support from the University's 24/7 Support Center