Access to SAS Software
Students around the world are using SAS in their course work and in their research projects. There are several options for students who want to gain access to SAS software.
SAS from your school
SAS has agreements with most schools that allow the school to distribute SAS directly to its students. A quick way to find if your school has this type of
agreement is to go to your school's web page and locate the SEARCH area. Search using either "SAS" or "SAS Software" to see what is returned.
SAS University Edition
SAS University Edition
SAS OnDemand for Academics
is a no-cost, packaged offering of core SAS software. It is available to students, professors,
academic researchers and lifelong learners. Once you download it to your PC, Mac, or Linux workstation, SAS works through virtualization software via your browser in standalone mode.
SAS OnDemand for Academics
SAS Visual Analytics
is a software access method that provides professors and their students the analytic and
reporting power of SAS over the Internet. Processing takes place on SAS hosted servers therefore there are no expensive hardware requirements, software administration, or disks to install. Only a
broadband connection is required.
College professors and students worldwide can incorporate hands-on experience with SAS Visual Analytics
instruction at no cost through a partnership with Teradata University Network
(TUN) and SAS. SAS Visual Analytics
allows you to explore data, create reports, and share results to the Web and mobile devices. Only a broadband connection is required.
There are a variety of ways to learn and continually develop SAS skills. The resources on this page represent useful sources of information designed to
help you learn SAS.
provides a conceptual overview of SAS Enterprise Guide and step-by-step instructions on how to perform
common tasks. When using the tutorial, you should display the tutorial window alongside the product window so you can work through the steps in your actual
SAS Bookstore offers many books particularly suited for use in learning SAS. There are books on programming, basic statistics, advanced
analytics/predictive modeling, research/clinical, data mining, business intelligence and many more. As a student you are eligible for the academic
discount of 20% off the price. Visit the SAS bookstore
to learn more about the academic discount or to
order products with an academic discount.
Stay up to date with the latest resources available
is a blog designed specifically for students and professors. Find out about tips and
techniques, new program initiatives and opportunities to present your research.
Get data, examples and tips/tricks
SAS Online Resource for Statistical Education
is an excellent resource for sample exercises, data, and flash animations
to guide you through using SAS Enterprise Guide.
Join a SAS user group
SAS User Groups
are a great place to network and exchange ideas. Many SAS user groups provide student scholarships to attend
their conferences. This is a great way to present your research and learn new ideas. Join a SAS user group today.
For more resources for learning SAS visit:
Present your research
SAS offers several programs to support students who use SAS in innovative ways to benefit their respective industries and fields of study.
SAS Student Ambassador Program
SAS Conference Scholarship Program
This competitive program
rewards the top student users of SAS for research and will pay their travel expenses and registration fees
to present at SAS Global Forum. Find out more about the most recent winners
Present at a regional SAS user group conference
SAS offers a limited number of student and faculty scholarships
to attend the annual SAS Global Forum Event. These scholarships
are not research based and need not include a presentation component. The scholarship provides registration fees, a meal plan, and a free preconference
training course. The application process for these scholarships is now open and will close January 20, 2014. Learn more.
Present at the Analytics Conference Series
Great opportunities to network and exchange knowledge are yours when you present at or attend a SAS user group conference
Papers should spotlight how SAS is used, a tip/trick to use SAS, and can be for any level of SAS user. Scholarships are available and preference is given
to students who present at the conference.
The Analytics Conference Series
provides students the opportunity to showcase their research
and network with leaders in both industry and academia. If you are a student conducting research in data mining, forecasting, or other analytical topic,
enter the Student Poster Contest
for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to
attend the conference and present.
Data Mining Shootout
Students can compete to solve a real world data
mining problem for a chance to win cash prizes and a trip to the Analytics Conference.
SAS skills are in high demand. The resources on this page will help you find ways to make the most of your SAS skills.
Stay up-to-date with the latest resources available
is a blog designed specifically for students and professors. Find out about the latest
updates, tips and techniques, new program initiatives and opportunities.
See how SAS skills are used in different industries
If you are looking for a job and need some ideas on how you can apply your SAS skills, read some of these
to see how the SAS skills you learned in the classroom are being used in
Get SAS Certified
A great way for students to enhance their resume and showcase their SAS skills is to earn a SAS Certification. There are several SAS certifications
available and lots of great resources to help students prepare for successful performance on the exam. Watch this
to learn more about the SAS Certification Program or visit the SAS Certification
where you will find sample questions for the exams.