Enjoy the benefits and rewards that come with being an expert
Become an active fan on campus or school and get access to the numerous benefits and rewards that come with the Autodesk Education Expert status

Become an Autodesk Student Expert


Join the Autodesk Education Expert Network to connect with students who are passionate about design and using Autodesk technology to imagine, design, and create a better world.


How it works

Earn Experts Points by contributing to the network, learning new skills, and hosting local events to become a recognized Autodesk Student Expert.


      • Join by creating an account. Any student over 13 years old who is enrolled in an accredited educational institution is eligible. At least one year of experience using Autodesk software is recommended.
      • Contribute: Share your work, answer questions, and recruit new members. The more you do, the more visible you are to a global network of future influencers in design.
      • Earn points when you contribute online, become certified, attend workshops, and teach others. Advance your status as you do what you love: use Autodesk technology to create cool designs and share them.
      • Get rewarded with exclusive opportunities, high score status, and partner discounts. Invitations to present at and participate in industry events top the list of our exclusive rewards.


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Rewards and recognition

The more Expert Points you earn, the more recognition and rewards you unlock.



Register to be part of an exclusive, connected community:

  • Connect to students, educators, alumni, Autodesk partners, and Autodesk staff members
  • Access the community, job postings, forums, and groups
  • Earn expert points for learning, sharing, and advancing your skills

Standard Membership

Earn 750 points to achieve Student Expert Membership:

  • Right to display the Autodesk Student Expert logo on your online profiles
  • Inclusion in the points leaderboard visible to participants in the Education Expert Network
  • Receive discounts or trial versions on eLearning. Take certification exams for free as an exam beta tester
  • Access the latest technology with a free membership for the Autodesk Developer Network
  • Gain visibility in Autodesk competitions, projects, and events

Premium Membership

Earn 4000 points to achieve Student Expert Premium Membership:

  • Access free 3D content and discounts from partners
  • Receive invitations to Autodesk events, pilots, beta projects, and training
  • You could be chosen as the next featured member in the Spotlight

*Specific benefits may change from time to time. See each reward for details.



Free Autodesk software

Students and educators and institutions have free* access to Autodesk software through the Autodesk Education Community.

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*Free Autodesk software licenses and/or cloud-based services are subject to acceptance of and compliance with the terms and conditions of the license agreement or terms of service, as applicable, that accompany such software or cloud-based services. 

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What Autodesk Student Experts say


Being an Autodesk Student Expert has spurred me to start a CAD club at my university, through which I have met a great group of people who share my interests. Together, we teach CAD classes, participate in CAD and design competitions, and experiment with 3D printers”


- Daniele Grandi, UC Berkeley, United States



"Possibility of participation and performance at important events. A lot of new contacts with interesting people. A plenty of opportunities for selfdevelopment. Insummary - it's a whole part of my life and I am definitely glad to be Autodesk Student Expert! "


- Evgen Tulubensky, Bryansk State Technical University, Russian Federation



"I consider the Autodesk Student Expert Program to be the most valuable experience as student, a place like no-where on internet, it been a great resource to enhance my network and skills by participating on event, and projects with Autodesk and Partner’s. Also, been active in this global community and the ongoing support of Autodesk team has enhanced my profile towards employability."


- Silvio Lavanderia, London SouthBank University, United Kindom



"With Autodesk Expert Program I have better chances to show myself and my works to the world as well as gain more knowledge from other experts. Autodesk software and program always enrich my design skills and broaden my perspective.”


- Chi-Hung Lin, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan


“Being a Student Expert helped a lot in promoting Autodesk software at my university. The great support from Autodesk and the opportunities – e.g. to work at event booths, hold presentations at big conferences and travel around the world – are fantastic and they also encourage other students to be more active. And, I got to know a lot of awesome people in and around Autodesk!”


- Felix Herbst, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany



"The opportunities and experiences I have gained through becoming a Student Expert have strengthened my passion for technology. The Student Expert Program is a phenomenal way to stay current with technology, engage with similar people who share the same interest, and interact with a company that is constantly innovating. At Autodesk University events did I not only have the chance to work more closely with Autodesk software, but I also sharpened my real world business skills like presenting and public speaking."


- Maxwell Abrams, Santa Clara University, United States



"Being an Autodesk Student Expert has been for me a great experience, I had the opportunity to present a conference in Medellin for LATAM Education Summit 2014. I have also learned interesting things that other students share in this way."


- Luis Garcia, SENA, Colombia



"With Autodesk Expert Program I have chance to get to know a lot of interesting people, as well as the inspiring people. It is great opportunity to share your projects and show your skills. I am glad to be here!"


- Wojciech Cieplucha, Cracow University of Technology, Poland



Student Experts taking part at the annual Autodesk University

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