Academic Programs

Tableau for Students

Download Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep Builder to gain data skills

We offer free one-year Tableau licenses to students at accredited academic institutions through our Tableau for Students program. Receive access to our entire eLearning suite once verified.



Student Stories

This summer, we reached out to our student community and asked them to tell us about their journey with data, and to see what advice they have for students interested in learning data analytics. And as we head into sunny weather and end a very trying year, we couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate with our students.

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Use Tableau

In class

Go the extra mile for class assignments by analyzing your data with Tableau. With Tableau’s intuitive, user-friendly drag-and-drop interface, you’ll analyze and present with ease.

At home

Tableau is an in-demand skill that you can learn while studying from home. With new access to eLearning, you can gain valuable data skills at your own pace.

For fun

Unleash your creativity with beautiful visualizations on topics you are passionate about. Visualize Instagram data or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The possibilities are endless.

For good

Make vizzes to promote a cause close to your heart such as the International Coastline Cleanup or Gender Equality. Post your own on Tableau Public with the hashtag #VizForSocialGood.

Data Literacy for All

Learn foundational skills to jumpstart your data journey

Learn data skills fundamentals with this free online training program. This self-paced course will teach you how to explore, understand, and communicate with data. Training covers key topics, including statistics, understanding data types, and communicating with data.

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Be the Next Generation of Data Students

Explore the stories of students around the world using Tableau. Share yours today.

Tarnejah Rolfe, Howard University

Q&A: From the first cohort of Millennials and Data to securing a full-time role after undergrad.

Buchi Okafor, Miami University

Read how student-athlete Buchi transitioned from Finance Intern to Global Pricing Analyst at Under Armour.

Timothy Kim, University of Washington

Discover how to make an interactive resume and follow in Timothy’s footsteps to learn Tableau.

Matt Farkas from Spotify

Hear how Matt Farkas, a recent graduate of Northwestern University, learned Tableau and got a data science internship at Spotify.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

To extend or renew your Tableau student license, simply re-submit this Tableau for Students form to verify you’re still enrolled.

If you’re receiving the error “the product key is invalid” it may be because the current version you have installed is an older version of Tableau. Please check out our Knowledge Base Page for additional support on how to resolve your issue. If these steps don’t work, please feel free to submit a support case here. Enter “installation” or other keywords into the search bar to help find your answer. If you cannot find correct documentation, feel free to submit a support case on the “continue to create case” button and a member of our Technical Support team will be with you shortly.

You are only allowed up to two activations with the same product key. This means you can install Tableau on up to two devices. If you have reached the maximum activations, and wish to install on another device, you must deactivate one of those activations. If you need assistance moving or deactivating Tableau on a machine, you can get more information here.

Tableau eLearning is web-based training you can consume at your own pace. Courses are interactive and designed to help you learn Tableau, regardless of skill level. Once verified through our Tableau for Students program, you will receive a code and instructions on how to register at the Tableau Learning Center. For more information about eLearning, take a look at our eLearning page.

We recommend activating your eLearning license when you start using Tableau. Also, check out the student resource page for example data sets and additional free training.

We are currently offering a 20% discount on the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam to verified students. We do not offer discounts on the other exams at this time. Please check out the Certification site for more information. Reach out to for additional information on how to request your discount. In the case of a discount error, please wait to purchase until Academic Programs has resolved the error, as retroactive discounts and refunds are not possible.

Absolutely! No additional documentation is required.