VMware Academic Program (VMAP)
License agreement


More information
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.

Technical Support

If you have questions or feedback on this guide, or are having trouble with the MIS department's software license systems, remote desktop services, or other systems, please contact the MicroAge Lab via our Submit Support Request page. Please include as many details as you can, and provide screenshots if necessary. We generally respond to support requests within 1-2 business days.

If you experience technical issues with your computer, you may want to contact The 24/7 IT Support Center. The 24/7 provides computing support to University of Arizona students, faculty and staff. You can find their contact information on the 24/7 IT Support Center webpage

If you do not know your NetID credentials, or are having trouble with the WebAuth system, please contact the 24/7 IT Support Center at 520-626-TECH.