In order to download and use the CST STUDIO SUITE® Student Edition, the feedback form, and many other resources in the academia section, as well as on our entire website, you have to create a MyCST account. It is free of charge.
Once you have created it,
You can download and install the software.
When running the software for the first time, you need an internet connection. Type in the email address of your MyCST account and in the background we will send you a license. This happens automatically.
Afterwards, no further internet connection is required.
If you experience problems with the installation process, please check your firewall or antivirus settings or read our FAQ section.
Please note that you will be able to retrieve a license for the current version - CST STUDIO SUITE 2017 Student Edition - only. All previous versions are expired.
Please note that we cannot offer any support. However, if you run into problems, please leave us feedback. We will update our FAQ section regularly in order to address common problems that students submit to us.
Note that usage of the free version is restricted to students in an academic environment and it shall not be used for commercial or competitive purposes.
If you enjoy using our CST STUDIO SUITE Student edition, we would be happy if you spread the word, for example by downloading and pinning our poster to appropriate places.
The following features and restrictions apply to the CST STUDIO SUITE ® Student Edition:
The following solvers are available: Time domain solvers, Frequency domain solvers, a Low frequency solver, Static solvers and Thermal solver
Mesh sizes up to 30 000 hexahedrons and 10 000 2nd order tetrahedrons are supported. Please see FAQ 008.
Models can have up to 500 CAD faces
Periodic and unit cell boundaries are not supported
The Circuit Simulator is not included
The file format of the CST STUDIO SUITE® - Student Edition and the CST STUDIO SUITE® full version is not interchangeable and files from the one version cannot be read by the other version
No distributed computing, MPI or GPU functionality is supported
No CAD import/export, no copy to full edition
No editing of history blocks
No VBA macro editor included
No command line start, no job control center
Only Windows OS supported
The third-party open source libraries that are used in CST STUDIO SUITE® can be viewed here.