In order to login and purchase Minecraft: Education Edition an Office 365 Education account is required. The Minecraft: Education Edition team has no oversight into who qualifies for an Office 365 Education account.
Office 365 education 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 All users will need an account
- Install Minecraft: Education Edition
- Learning to Play Minecraft: Education Edition