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Students & Academics

Aimsun works with many of the world’s top ranking universities and research institutions.

We offer free and discounted modeling software to students and academics – subscribe to the edition that matches your profile! 

Aimsun Next - Student edition

For undergraduate students.

  • Totally free!
  • Expert edition features with some size restrictions
  • Model up to 100 nodes and 200 km of lanes
  • Save all your work between sessions
  • No time locks or limits on daily simulation time
Apply for the free Student edition of Aimsun Next by asking your tutor to write to  

Aimsun Next - Academic edition​

The Academic edition is for researchers, lecturers and postdocs. It goes beyond the free Student version, giving you unlimited size, power and flexibility for your modeling projects:

  • All the power of our Expert edition at a fraction of the standard market price (limited to selected countries/regions)
  • No model size limitations
  • Annual subscription

Professors, lecturers and postdoc researchers!

Unlock the full power of Aimsun Next mobility modeling software at a fraction of normal commercial prices by subscribing to our Academic edition.

Aimsun Next for research

A subscription to our Academic edition gives you access to Aimsun Next Expert edition: the only software application that supports the four-step transportation planning process, provides a simulation framework with mesoscopic, microscopic and hybrid travel simulation and includes a rich dynamic traffic assignment toolkit. All of this offered in an easy-to-use, cross-platform package that you can program and extend in countless ways.

Check out the full list of features here.

The Academic edition is available as a renewable annual subscription, and you can buy multiple years upfront. 

Aimsun Next for teaching

For teaching purposes, whether in the lab or remotely, you may apply for the free Student edition of Aimsun Next for as many students as you require – just write to us at 

The Student edition includes all the features of  Aimsun Next Expert edition but is limited in size to 100 nodes and 200 km of lanes. There are no time locks or limits on daily simulation time and we’ve included a Save option, so that your students can continue with their work in the next class.

Whenever you want to add more students, just ask us at!

Price of subscription: €1200 per year *

Our Academic edition subscriptions are competitively priced, at just €1200 per year *(limited to selected countries/regions) or the equivalent in your local currency, at an exchange rate established by Aimsun.

Note that the Academic edition is intended for research and MAY NOT BE USED for fee-earning purposes, including certain funded projects.

If in doubt about the terms and conditions of use, please ask us.

To request your subscription, please fill in the form below

Cite Aimsun Next

Aimsun Next 24

Aimsun (2024). Aimsun Next 24 User’s Manual, Aimsun Next Version 24.0.0, Barcelona, Spain. Accessed on: April. 16, 2024. [Online].


Aimsun Next 24

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