Three MAXQDA License Types

Identical functionality, different styles of installation. For Windows and Mac.

Single User License

Single User License

A personal MAXQDA license for individual users with up to 2 computers.

Installation

2 computers belonging to a single user. Installations may not be used simultaneously and only by that user.

Subscription

Starting at 3 licenses

Purchase

Starting at 1 license

Portable License

Portable License

A fully functional MAXQDA license “to go” that fits into your pocket.

Installation

USB flash drive (not included in purchase). Connect to either different Windows or different Mac computers.

Subscription

Starting at 3 licenses

Purchase

Starting at 1 license

Network

Network License

MAXQDA license managed on a server for easy distribution in your network.

Installation

Simultaneous use by as many clients as seats purchased / access by double the number of clients as seats purchased.

Subscription

Starting at 5 seats

Purchase

Starting at 5 seats

Subscription or Purchase?

365 carefree subscription including free version upgrades or one-time purchase of current version.

Perpetual

available from 1 license

This one-time purchase MAXQDA license has an unlimited duration and never expires. Can be upgraded to new versions with a discount.

Subscription

available from 3 licenses

Always includes the latest version. Subscriptions last one year and renew automatically unless cancelled with 2 months notice.

New Version
FREE

Upgrades to new versions included

Not Included

May be purchased at a discount price

Support
Premium

Response within 1 business day

Standard

Response within 1-3 business days

Software Updates
Included

Updates and bugfixed included

Included

Updates and bugfixed included

Special License Offers for Educational Institutions

You help your students conduct excellent research – we provide the software.

University

University License

For students and staff at your institution.

Installation

Convenient access for students and staff using your institution’s network.

Subscription only: Please contact us for an individual offer

QDA Lab

QDA Lab License

Computer lab license to use for teaching purposes.

Installation

On university owned computers located in classrooms or labs.

Subscription: Please contact us for an individual offer

Courses

Course License

Free license for students in methods courses.

Installation

Private computers of students taking part in methods courses.

Free of charge:
For verified research methods courses

Special License Offers for Students / PhD Candidates

Don’t let a low budget limit your research. We offer fully functional student licenses for personal use at an affordable price.

6 and 24 month options

Shop Student Licenses

MAXQDA Licenses - Student License