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Technical Specs

Thanks for your interest in playing, crafting, and learning using Minecraft: Education Edition! In order to get up and running, you need to make sure you’re eligible to purchase Minecraft: Education Edition and that you have hardware set up to run the game successfully.


Minecraft: Education Edition is available to purchase for $5 per user, per year, or through a district-wide licensing model. We also offer a free trial where users will have a limited number of logins – 25 for teachers and 10 for students – before a paid license will be required to continue playing.


Minecraft: Education Edition is available for purchase by schools, libraries, museums, and participants in nationally recognized home-school organizations.

To read the current list of supported countries, please head to the Knowledge Base.

For those unsure if their institution qualifies, here are the details on eligibility:

  • 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.



Office 365 Education

To get an Office 365 Education license, start here.


Windows 10 or macOS

Update to Windows 10 by clicking here.

Upgrade macOS by clicking here.


Internet access required

M:EE Requires internet for login and multiplayer capability.


Mouse & headphones

We recommend a mouse and headphones for each player.