Minecraft: Education Edition is licensed via yearly subscriptions that can be purchased via the Microsoft Store for Education, or through Authorized Education Partners
How-to purchase via Authorized Education Partners
Qualified education institutions can purchase individual Minecraft: Education Edition licenses through their Microsoft Authorized Education Partner. They can also purchase Microsoft 365 A3 and A5 agreements which include Minecraft: Education. Schools need to be part of the Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) to purchase. Educational institutions should work with their authorized partner to determine which Minecraft: Education Edition licensing offer is best for their institution.
For information on volume licensing for Microsoft Education customers, visit: https://aka.ms/meevolume.
For more information on A3 and A5 agreements go here.
How-to purchase in the Microsoft Store for Education
School administrators and teachers can purchase Minecraft: Education Edition subscriptions directly in the Microsoft Store for Education. Server licenses cannot be purchased and the game is not compatible to be run on servers. A single license costs $5 USD and lasts for one year.
Note: If you already have Office 365, you may already have Minecraft: Education Edition licenses for your school! M:EE is included in many volume license agreements, however, only the administrators at your school will be able to assign and manage those licenses. If you have an Office 365 account, check with your school administration or IT administrator prior to purchasing M:EE directly.
You will also need to purchase from the store on a managed tenant. Viral tenants will not be able to check out. If you are on a viral tenant, directions for an admin takeover can be found here.
To purchase individual Minecraft: Education Edition subscriptions (i.e. direct purchase):
- Sign in to Microsoft Store for Education with your Office 365 account.
- Navigate to the Minecraft: Education Edition product page
- Select quantity
- Click Buy
For information on different methods of payment (i.e. using a purchase order or invoice) see Minecraft: Education Edition Payment Options.
For more information on roles and purchasing ability in the store please see: Roles and permissions in Microsoft Store for Business and Education
Note: Administrators can restrict the ability for teachers to purchase applications in the Microsoft Store for Education. If you do not have the ability to Buy, contact your school administration or IT administrator. Also, ensure the settings: "Allow Users to Shop" and "Show Offline Apps" is toggled on.
Purchasing Minecraft: Education Edition for Educators
Purchasing Minecraft: Education Edition for Administrators
- Check your eligibility (available countries)
- Confirm it is available in the languages you prefer
- Verify your platform is supported
- Set up your Office 365 for Education accounts ( Required for purchase)
- Install Minecraft: Education Edition
- Learning to play Minecraft: Education Edition