MAXQDA License Overview

Each project is different – select the MAXQDA software license that fits your research project settings best.

MAXQDA 12 licenses are universal for Windows & Mac and project files are completely compatible. This means that if you are working in a team, each team member is free to work with the platform they prefer.

License Types

MAXQDA Licenses - Single User License
  • Single User License

  • The Single User License is a personal license. It can be installed by one individual on two computers (Windows and/or Mac).

    Both installations may not be used simultaneously or by different individuals.

  • Installation: Computers
    Up to 2 computers only

  • System: Windows and/or Mac
  • Purchase: Available from 1 license
  • Lease: Available from 10 licenses
MAXQDA licenses - Network license
  • Network License

  • Our server-based license for teams (from 5 licenses upwards, with a central network admin) allows simultaneous use at the number of purchased licenses. The total number of computers on which the software can be installed is twice as high (floating use).

  • Installation: Windows Environment
    Special System Requirements

  • System: Windows and/or Mac clients
  • Purchase: Available from 5 licenses
  • Lease: Available from 10 licenses
MAXQDA licenses - Portable license
  • Portable License

  • Our portable license for when you’re on the go! It’s fully functional, so you can analyze your data at home, at work, at the library or wherever you are.

    Install MAXQDA on a USB flash drive and connect to your Mac or Windows PC.

  • Installation: USB flash drive
    USB flash drive not included in purchase

  • System: Windows and/or Mac
  • Purchase: Available from 1 license
  • Lease: Available from 10 licenses

For Educational Institutions

MAXQDA licenses - Course License
  • Course License

  • We support teachers who offer courses in research methods. Teachers at universities or schools may request a free MAXQDA Course License for each student in their class.

    Students can use MAXQDA on their own computers to work on course projects, gaining valuable practical experience in data analysis.

  • Installation: Students’ personal computers
    Available for course projects and assignments only

  • System: Windows and/or Mac
  • Free of charge for verified research methods courses
MAXQDA licenses - University license / enterprise license
  • University / Enterprise License

  • A customized university license will make professional QDA software available to students and staff members at your institution. Access is easily provided and administrated via a VPN connection.

    Contact us for an individual offer at info@maxqda.com or give us a call on +49 (0)30 5900 83360.

  • Installation: Windows environment
    Special System Requirements

  • System: Windows and/or Mac clients
  • We will provide you with an individual offer that suits your institution.

For Students

MAXQDA Student License
  • Student Licenses

  • Students and PhD candidates may purchase a fully functional MAXQDA Student License at a significantly reduced price.

  • Student Licenses range from 6 – 24 months in duration.

  • Installation: On 1 or 2 computers, depending on license duration
    Available for studying purposes only

  • System: Windows and/or Mac
  • Verification of student status required

Purchase Options

One-Time Purchase
  • One-Time Purchase

  • This one-time purchase lets you use MAXQDA for an unlimited time – the license never expires. One-time purchases include all the services listed here on our website.

    !One-Time Payment
    !Duration: Unlimited
    Update installations: Included
    Free online support: Included
    XWe offer a discount on upgrades to new versions
Annual Subscription
  • Annual Subscription

  • Our 365-day care-free package. This subscription lasts a full year and is available from 10 licenses. The subscription is renewed every year unless cancelled with 2 months notice.

    !One-Time Payment
    !Duration: Unlimited
    Update installations: Included
    Free online support: Included
    Upgrades to new versions: Included