Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Subscriptions

Red Hat® offers unsupported academic editions of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux® Desktop and Server operating software. Purchase either edition as an individual or campus subscription.

Red Hat offers self-supported Academic editions of its Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Client and Server operating software. Purchase either edition as an individual or campus-wide subscription.

For production and business application usage of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Academic institutions are advised to use supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions. Please contact your local Education specialist for more details at 1-866-273-3428 x45014.

Attention international schools: This academic site is for US and Canadian schools only. International schools can purchase our academic editions from your country's Red Hat education specialist.

When is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Edition subscription appropriate?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Edition is a self-supported subscription that is intended for teaching and learning. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Edition can be used by faculty, staff, or students for personal or educational purposes. It can be used for general educational workloads. An Academic Edition subscription is generally considered appropriate for the following situations:

  • Faculty, staff, or student laptops or desktops for personal and academic use
  • Computer labs available to faculty, staff, and students for general education use
  • Classroom desktops
  • Laboratories for technical and research use
  • Laboratories for software development use

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Client Editions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Client Editions are for Desktops or Workstations. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop/Workstation provides a high-quality, full-featured client system that's suitable for use in a wide range of deployments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Built with the powerful, open source Red Hat Enterprise Linux foundation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop is a robust, highly secure, and cost-effective desktop environment. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop enables users to be productive with a complete set of leading end-user applications including LibreOffice, a full office productivity suite with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database applications. And, with built in KVM virtualization, users can run Windows and legacy Windows applications on their Linux desktops.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation is designed for advanced Linux users working on more powerful systems and is optimized for high performance activities such as graphics, animation, and scientific computing. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation supports systems with up to two sockets, unlimited memory, and up to four virtual machines per instance. In addition to those capabilities and applications included in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop client, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation delivers the deployment tools that make provisioning and administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktops so efficient and cost-effective.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server is designed to handle demanding workloads across a wide range of scenarios. These cases include infrastructure services like mail, web and DNS. They can also include custom applications like high-speed transaction processing and mathematical simulations. Many of the popular software applications are supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and users can confidently deploy this platform within their organization knowing they have the backing of a large ecoystem.

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Campus subscriptions

Campus-wide site subscriptions provide all departments of your campus or multi-campus system access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Client and Server editions. Total price is based on the size of your school Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Count. Campus-wide subscription prices begin at $15,000 (for US and Canadian customers only). Call your Red Hat Education specialist at 1-866-273-3428 x45014 to receive pricing specifically for your school.

Individual subscriptions

Your Red Hat subscription gives you continuous access to all supported versions of the Red Hat software in both binary and source form, including all security updates and bug fixes.

The Red Hat Customer Portal provides simple, integrated access to all of the features of your subscription. Through a web-based interface, you can manage your subscriptions, access product and solution knowledge specific to your environment, engage with Red Hat and our partners, and find technical content to help you learn how to get the most from your Red Hat solutions.

Individual Academic subscriptions are self-supported only. They do not include email or telephone support. If you require a supported subscription, please contact your Red Hat Education specialist at 1-866-273-3428 x45014.

For quotes or assistance using Purchase Orders please contact one of our trusted Government Partners.

Qualified employees or students of academic institutions may purchase annual subscriptions to the following editions:

  1. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Server, Self-support (16 sockets) (Up to 1 guest) with Smart Management - $80
  2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Workstation, Self-support (4 sockets) (Up to 1 guest) with Smart Management - $ 60
  3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Desktop, Self-support (2 sockets) with Smart Management - $40

To purchase, please contact sales at: 1-866-273-3428 x 45014