Minecraft: Education Edition is available for purchase by schools, libraries, museums, and participants in nationally recognized home-school organizations. For those unsure if their institution qualifies, specific details on eligibility are:
- An eligible educator must be a full-time or part-time faculty or staff member at an academic institution and have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, contoso.edu) that can receive external email.
- An eligible district or school must be a qualified education user, defined as an accredited institution organized and operated exclusively for the purpose of teaching its enrolled students.
- An eligible public library must provide general library services without charge to all residents of a given community, district, or region.
- An eligible public museum must be an agency or institution organized on a permanent basis for essentially education or aesthetic purposes, and utilize a professional staff to exhibit tangible objects to the public on a regular basis.
- Finally, an eligible home-school program must provide K-12 education to a student or students with written proof that it either belongs to a nationally-recognized home-schooling organization or is expressly recognized by a local school district as an acceptable alternative to an accredited or state-recognized/approved educational institution.
Use the following links to learn more about eligibility qualifications: US-based organizations, Canada-based organizations, or European-based organizations. For all other regions, visit the Microsoft Education website.
- Check your eligibility (available countries)
- Confirm it is available in the languages you prefer
- Verify your platform is supported
- Getting Started: Homeschool information
- Set up your Office 365 for Education accounts
- Install Minecraft: Education Edition
- Learning to Play Minecraft: Education Edition
Updated June 1st, 2018