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BlackBerry Academic Program

Registering for the BlackBerry® Academic Program is simple and free. Once registered, you'll gain access to curriculum resources you can integrate into your courses to give students experience working with BlackBerry products.

Program benefits

As a member of the BlackBerry Academic Program, you'll receive:

  • Free BlackBerry devices (for eligible institutions)
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express software
  • Modules and curriculum resources, including topics such as tablet application development, mobile application development, BlackBerry software support and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server administration
  • BlackBerry software development kits (SDKs) and development tools such as simulators
  • The BlackBerry Academic Program newsletter, which highlights new content, upcoming events and other news

Instructor guides and other classroom resources are available by request for instructors only.

Frequently asked questions

Students

Can I sign up for the BlackBerry Academic Program?
Students can join the BlackBerry Academic Program and gain access to a variety of self-study tools, developer resources and academic content. You can also recommend the program to your institution.
Recommend the BlackBerry Academic Program to your institution via email

Can I order free BlackBerry devices?
At this time, free BlackBerry devices are only available for instructors at eligible institutions. If you're interested in having access to BlackBerry devices in your classroom for hands-on-learning, you can recommend the program to your institution.
Recommend the BlackBerry Academic Program to your institution via email

Faculty

What costs are associated with the BlackBerry Academic Program?
The BlackBerry Academic Program is free. There are no additional costs associated with registration and it only takes a few minutes to sign up. You'll receive access to BlackBerry devices, software and curriculum resources at no charge.

Can organizations that aren't educational institutions sign up for the BlackBerry Academic Program?
Organizations that aren't part of the academic community are welcome to register for the program. However, at this time, free BlackBerry devices are only available to eligible institutions that have registered for the program.

Is this program available to high schools?
Yes. High school faculty members are welcome to register to gain access to BlackBerry Academic Program content and curriculum resources.

Am I eligible for free BlackBerry devices as part of the BlackBerry Academic Program?
To receive free BlackBerry devices, you must be an instructor at an accredited academic institution and registered for the program.
Register for the BlackBerry Academic Program

If you've already registered for the BlackBerry Academic Program, email the BlackBerry Academic Program team at BlackBerryAcademicProgram@rim.com to learn more about eligibility requirements and request your devices.