We know what it is like being a student, therefore we created our Student subscription which gives you access to BioRender Premium at a discounted price to create stunning illustrations.

We've built this subscription for students working within:

  • Universities
  • Research Institutes
  • NGO/Government Non-Profits

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

For Student Plan Users:

Please review our Academic License Terms found at: https://www.biorender.com/academic-license for further information on permitted and prohibited uses under an Academic plan.


Permissions to publish:

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

  • Journals
  • Personal website for Academic use
  • Grant applications

*Full permissions detailed 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 and no watermark ✓ Ability to edit icon colors
✓ Color gradients to illustrate changes in temperature, pH, and more! ✓ Unlimited objects
✓ Collaboration tools such as commenting and shared folders ✓ Upload your own images and icons

* Textbooks (will require an Academic Monthly or Annual plan, Student plans cannot be used for textbooks)


The Student subscription is offered in both Annual and Monthly billing cycles:

 Annual: $180USD/year    Monthly: $19.95USD/month

Note: Our Student subscriptions are already heavily discounted at 40-50% and intended for students paying out of pocket. If reimbursement via department is required, the discount cannot be offered.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Not a Graduate student? 

Update your role by following the steps below.

  1. Click on your name in the top-right > Edit Profile & Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the About you section.
  3. Update your role and click save changes.
  • 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 subscriptions?

On our paid academic subscriptions, you can publish BioRender figures in journals, and also use figures for educational purposes. This includes conference talks, lectures, academic websites, and lab websites.

  • Can I publish in a Textbook or book chapter with the Student plan?

Textbook publications will require an upgrade to the Academic Individual Monthly or Annual plan, Student plans cannot be used for textbooks.