Academic Edition

MetaEdit+ Academic Edition is a Domain-Specific Modeling environment providing tool support for your modeling languages and automatic code generators.

Students and researchers can use MetaEdit+ to define metamodels, study and create modeling languages, or build their own tools for their research projects — without having to write a single line of code. You focus on the language design, and MetaEdit+ automatically provides a user interface for your modeling language: editors, browsers, dialogs, etc. The metamodeling tools make modeling language development fast, intuitive, and cost-effective. As soon as you define a language — or even a partial prototype — you and your team can start to use it in MetaEdit+.

What you get

  • MetaEdit+ Workbench: a fully functional and powerful modeling and metamodeling toolset
  • Working examples to help understand the fundamentals of domain-specific modeling
  • Technology tried and proven over twenty years by hundreds of organizations
  • An intuitive, easy to use GUI
  • Many predefined modeling languages (OO, BPM, Structured, and Real-Time)
  • Choose between Windows and Linux platforms*

* Windows licenses may be installed on University computers or students' own computers; Linux licenses must be installed on University computers. We are happy to discuss the best approach for your situation, and may be able to offer special terms. E.g. in some cases we have allowed the Windows version to be run in a virtual machine on students' own Linux computers, or have offered up to 3-month time-limited licenses for use on a course.


MetaEdit+ Academic Edition is a permanent license. Licenses may be purchased individually or in bundles of 10, 20, or 50 licenses. All licenses in a bundle must be for the same platform.

Number of licenses Price (EUR)
1  150 €
10 500 €
20 1 000 €
50  2 000 €
>50 contact us


To order MetaEdit+ Academic Edition, please complete and return the following order form to us via post, email, or fax (docx / PDF).

Please feel free to contact us for more details.

License Terms

To qualify for academic license pricing, the institution must meet the following criteria:  

  • The purchaser of MetaEdit+ is an accredited not-for-profit educational institute, and the use of MetaEdit+ takes place under the auspices of that institute.
  • Neither the institute nor the users of MetaEdit+ receive any commercial benefit from their use or the artifacts they build with MetaEdit+.
  • The artifacts built with MetaEdit+ are not taken into commercial use elsewhere. Often, however, we can agree that if a commercial partner purchases corresponding commercial MetaEdit+ licenses, normally including at least one MetaEdit+ Workbench license, they could then use the artifacts.

The full terms for Academic licenses are available on request. Contact MetaCase for details.

Most-used — by far

MetaEdit+ is used in more articles than all other commercial DSM tools put together:

Academic users of MetaEdit+

  • Aalto University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Åbo Akademi University
  • Académie de la Guadeloupe
  • Agder University
  • Alabama University
  • Atılım University
  • Auckland University
  • Australian Graduate School of Management
  • Bamberg University
  • Ben-Gurion University
  • Berlin Technical University
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Braunschweig Technical University
  • Bremen University
  • British Columbia University
  • Carleton University
  • Cartagena Technical University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California, San Diego University
  • Castilla-La Mancha University
  • Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Clemson University
  • Conservatoire national des arts et métiers
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague
  • Darmstadt Technical University
  • Duisburg-Essen University
  • Eastern Finland University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Evry Val d'Essonne University
  • Furtwangen University
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • Graz University of Technology
  • Hamburg University of Technology
  • Heilbronn University
  • Helsinki Polytechnic
  • Humboldt University
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management
  • Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
  • Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Juiz de Fora Federal University
  • Jyväskylä University
  • Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
  • Karlsruhe University
  • Keio University
  • Kemerburgaz University
  • Kiel FH
  • Kitakyushu University
  • Koblenz-Landau University
  • Kyushu Institute of Technology
  • Kyushu University
  • La Frontera University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leipzig University
  • Luxembourg University
  • Manitoba University
  • Masaryk University, Brno
  • Middlesex University
  • Monash University
  • Monfort College of Business
  • Munich Technical University
  • Murdoch University
  • Mälardalen University
  • Nagoya University
  • Namur University
  • National Research Council of Italy
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nevada Reno University
  • New England University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Colorado University
  • Novi Sad University
  • Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm TH
  • Osnabrück FH
  • Oslo University
  • Oulu University
  • Oulu University of Applied Science
  • Paris 1 University
  • Paul Sabatier University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Perm Higher School of Economics
  • Pernambuco Federal University
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Porto University
  • Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences
  • Reutlingen University
  • Riga Technical University
  • Rome University
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
  • Spanish National Research Council
  • South Australia University
  • SouthWest Jiaotong University
  • Stockholm University
  • Strathclyde University
  • Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Szechenyi Istvan Egyetem
  • Tallinn University of Technology
  • Tampere University
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Tsinghua University
  • Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
  • Universita Degli Studi di Milano
  • Université de Haute Alsace (ESSAIM)
  • University of the Andes, Colombia
  • Utrecht University
  • Victoria University
  • Växjö University
  • Westminster University
  • West Pomerian University Of Technology, Szczecin
  • Wuhan University of Technology
  • Xian Shiyou University
  • Yeditepe University