COVID-19 is affecting us all (read our full statement) and we don’t want software licensing to prevent answers and solutions from being found. Anyone researching or working on projects related to COVID-19 is eligible to receive free FME Desktop and FME Server licenses valid until at least September 30, 2021.

Note: You may qualify for other free licenses available for Students, Home Use, Non-Profits, and more.

FME Desktop

Complete the form below and you’ll receive a license code valid until at least September 30, 2021.

FREE Licenses for Students

Students qualify for a free student license of FME Desktop, valid for academic use. (If you've already graduated learn more about our offer for recent grads.)

FREE Licenses for Home Use

Anyone can freely use FME Desktop at home for proof of concepts, furthering their education, or simply having some fun. (Not valid for commercial or production use.)

FREE Licenses for Non-Profits or Teaching

We have free license programs for non-profit and research, and also for instruction or teaching labs at accredited academic institutions.

I Want to Buy

To purchase a license, visit the FME Desktop pricing page and complete the I Want to Buy form.

I Already Have a License

If you purchased a fixed license and wish to activate FME on a cloud marketplace, open the FME Licensing Assistant and enter your serial number. Any questions? Contact

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FME Server

If you’re not already using FME Server, you have two options to get started:

  • The quickest option is to create an FME Cloud account through the FME Cloud Trial where you’ll receive $250 in credit. If you find you need more credit for your COVID-19 work, please contact with “COVID-19 FME Cloud” in your subject line.
  • Start an FME Server Trial. By default, this trial is valid for 60 days. To extend your trial to September 30, 2021 for your COVID-19 work, please contact with “COVID-19 FME Server” in your subject line.

If you’re already an FME Server user, we can provide free additional engines. Please contact with your request.

If you have questions about the projects you’re working on, be sure to include COVID-19 and we’ll prioritize our response in order to help. Or If COVID-19 is putting a financial strain on yourself or your company, but you would like to use FME for projects unrelated to COVID-19, the free license programs may be an option for you.