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The student license is a discounted license for students. It is available for purchase by students and Ph.D. candidates under the following conditions.

§1 Personal license

Student licenses are personal licenses, which can only be purchased by students or Ph.D. candidates who verify their student status during the order process. Student licenses may only be used by the purchaser and may never be sold to a non-student or in some way be shared with them. The purchase is limited to one license per person.

§2 Invoice recipient

The recipient of the invoice and the delivery must be the student with their private address. The purchase of student licenses by institutions is not permitted.

§3 Only for use on a private computer

The license offers full functionality and may be installed on private computers only. Both installations may not be used simultaneously. Under no circumstances they may be used by different persons. The semester license (6 months) can be installed on one computer. The student license (24 months) can be installed on two computers. Both licenses can be transferred to new computers anytime by using the regular license transfer.

§4 Only for private use

The use of a student license is limited to private purposes (i.e. course work, preparations for qualifications, etc.). The use for professional activities and commercial purposes is prohibited.

§5 Upgrade eligibility

Student licenses can be upgraded to new versions. If a new version of MAXQDA is published, it is possible to upgrade student licenses for free. If the student status is still current, students can upgrade their license here. The original serial number then gets invalidated.

§6 Validity period

Student licenses are valid for 6 or 24 months starting from the date of purchase. All licenses may be extended by purchasing another student license.