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3D Rendering Software - Free Student Version | Lumion

  • Use

    Architectural visualization
  • Applications

    Rendered images, videos, 360° panoramas
  • Characteristics

    Fast rendering speeds, intuitive user experience, compatibility with most design software, real-time rendering, photorealistic and conceptual views, large objects and materials library, fits within any workflow or practice
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Life as an architecture student can sometimes feel challenging. Lumion is here to make visualizing your projects and design ideas simpler, easier, and more efficient. The free Lumion student version is rendering software created with a purpose - to give architecture students a professional tool that emboldens the design process and inspires your vision for the final result.

Pro Student Version

All of the latest tools, features, effects, and content in Lumion 12 Pro are now available and completely free for full-time students at universities, colleges, and other higher learning institutions around the world.

In addition to the student version, you can also find an educational version, exclusive for educators, professionals, teacher assistants, system administrators, and more. This version is ideal for university computer labs, larger student groups, and other situations where several Lumion seats are needed so that the entire class can access the software.

How to Get the Free Lumion Student License

The Lumion student version is available as a direct download in many countries, which means you can download Lumion right from the website. In some countries, you may need to contact a local partner to get the free student version.

To start the process, visit the Students page on the Lumion website. Simply choose the most appropriate option for you, or get in touch with a local partner and ask about the educational license.

The individual Lumion student version is valid for one year and can be renewed and upgraded easily as long as you’re still a student. Lumion Faculty, the version for educators and faculty administrators, is a perpetual license with automatic upgrades.

Benefits of Rendering with a Lumion Student Licence

  • Lumion's intuitive interface - allows rendering to become as seamless and intuitive as possible for architects. The updated Lumion 12 student version builds on this guiding principle and puts even more focus on the user experience with a simplified, fluid workflow.

  • Lumion’s accelerated rendering speeds - also make it faster to iterate and test new ideas. Compatible with most CAD programs, Lumion enables to model and visualize changes at the same time with LiveSync plugins, saving precious time along the way.

  • New features and an extensive content library - offer many options to tell a compelling story about a design and show its full potential, letting you bring clarity and insight to design critiques and evaluations.

Renewing Lumion Student License

Lumion Student is valid for 365 days from the moment it’s issued. If you are still a resident in an eligible country and a full-time student, the license can easily be renewed for free.

Simply head to the Students page on the website and follow the steps to sign up for a student license. If you have any questions, you can reach out to the Customer Care team.

System Requirements for Lumion Student Version

The Lumion educational version requires an up-to-date Windows 10 operating system or newer, a fast graphics card, and an internet connection.

Fortunately, the student license based on Lumion 12 Pro requires the same system requirements as a commercial license, and these specs haven’t increased much since the previous Lumion version (Lumion 11). You can learn more about the system requirements on the website.

Looking for some advice on hardware, desktops, laptops, and more? Check out Lumion's 3D rendering advice guide.

Customer Care

When rendering with Lumion, users never render alone. Whether you have a question about a feature or need to talk to a real person to solve an issue, the Customer Care team is ready to help. With a Lumion license, you gain access to the fast and friendly global Customer Care team for all technical and license questions. Support is available Monday through Friday (in English). If users want to explore Lumion with someone who speaks their local language, they can contact one of Lumion's trusted partners that operate in 157 countries/territories. If you are a full-time student or faculty member, you may be able to get the free educational version.


To add Lumion visualization software to design workflows, order online, directly from the Lumion website. If you are a full-time student pr faculty member, you may be able to get a free educational version. They also offer a free Professional Trial, exclusive for businesses. To get a trial license, head over to Lumion's website, find your local partner, and ask for a Professional Trial.

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