The Academic Individual Subscription

BioRender Premium, for single Academic accounts

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The Academic Individual subscription has been crafted to empower users within an academic environment to effortlessly produce extraordinary figures in mere minutes.

This subscription has been made for scientists operating within various educational and research establishments, including:

  • Universities

  • Research Institutes

  • NGO/Government Non-Profits

When you use BioRender, you will have your own personal, unique login, granting you access to your individual account. If you haven't created a free account yet, you can do so here! By purchasing an Individual subscription, you are securing a subscription for a single account, which can only be accessed by you.


Please review our Academic License Terms found at: for further information on permitted and prohibited uses under an Academic plan.


Permissions to publish:

Our Academic Individual subscription includes a license to publish figures created with BioRender in:

  • Journals

  • Personal websites (non-profit)

  • Grant applications

  • Textbooks (not-profit and less than 5 figures)

For more information on full permissions for the Academic Individual subscription please see a detailed list here

Premium Features

✓ Store unlimited figures

✓ Access to complete version history

✓ Permission to publish in journals

✓ Premium "bio-brushes" to paint cells, membranes, and more

✓ Custom downloadable sizes, with exports in 72, 150, 300, and 600 DPI

✓ Live customer support

✓ Create beautiful 3D models of proteins using the protein data bank

✓ Create multiple canvases with slides

✓ Download with transparent background

✓ Ability to edit icon colors

✓ File storage and management

✓ Request custom icons (only available to users on annual plans, see Custom icon requests for more information)

✓ Collaboration tools such as commenting and shared folders

✓ Upload your own images and icons

✓ Color gradients to illustrate changes in temperature, pH, and more!

✓ Download without watermark


This subscription is offered with both Annual and Monthly billing cycles:

Annual: $420USD/year Monthly: $39USD/month

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I purchase a subscription for one month?

Yes, you can purchase a BioRender subscription a month at a time! Check out this article for more information.

  • Can I change my billing cycle if I purchased the wrong one by accident?

If you have purchased the wrong billing cycle please reach out to our support team and we can resolve the issue for you.

  • Where can I publish my illustrations on this plan?

On our paid academic plans can publish BioRender figures in journals, textbooks, and for educational purposes. This includes conference talks, lectures, academic websites, and lab websites. Check out our other articles on publishing and citations here!

  • Can I purchase an Individual subscription via Purchase Order?

We accept purchase orders for the purchase of at least one (1) Annual Academic Individual subscription.

For more information, please refer to this article.

  • Can I get a Quote?

We are able to provide quotes for the Academic Individual Annual subscription. Please check out this article.

  • How many people can access an Individual Subscription plan?

Only one person with their own unique credentials may access their account. Account sharing goes against our Terms and Conditions.

  • How many devices can I use?

There is no limit to the number of devices that you can access your BioRender account from. For security purposes, we would ask that you please sign out of one device before accessing your account from another. This will prevent any automatic sign-outs, ensure the security of your account, and potentially prevent losing unsaved work.

  • Can I purchase 3 Individual subscriptions?

Group subscriptions such as our Academic Lab subscription begins at 5 seats. Eligibility for our Lab subscription is dependent on the roles of the members in your lab.

The Lab subscription includes a seat for 1 PI and 4 other seats which are intended for other members of your lab such as Researchers, Students etc.

We do not offer 3 or 4-seat licenses on a Lab subscription as the 5-seat subscription has a discount that renders it cheaper than the two latter (see below).

3 seats = $1260USD/year

4 seats = $1680USD/year

5 Seat Lab License = $1188USD/year

If you have any questions or concerns:

Open our chat messenger (bottom-right of any BioRender web page).

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