Supercharge your academic progress with Parallels Desktop
Accelerate your education and research activities by running Windows and Linux software on your Mac. Enjoy the flexibility to use your preferred operating system and applications for different tasks. All without the hassle of maintaining multiple devices.
Run Windows-only applications on your Mac, seamlessly
Equip yourself with all the essential tools for your department or major. On your Mac.
Whether it´s CAD, statistics, accounting or development— we have you covered.
Windows-based CAD tools
Experience flawless operation of resource-intensive Windows-based CAD tools — from your Mac. Push the boundaries of innovation by leveraging the full computational power of your Mac.
Statistics and accounting tools for Windows and Linux
Use leading Windows and Linux-based statistics tools on your Mac, delivering fast and reliable performance for data modeling, analysis and financial management tasks.
Development and testing applications for Windows and Linux
Unlock a comprehensive multi-OS environment for development and testing on your Mac with Parallels Desktop.
Microsoft Office perpetual license on your Mac
New to Mac? Leverage familiar software without additional costs. Seamlessly switch between operating systems without compromising functionality.
Your education, your choice of device
All the tools you need, on the device you prefer
Run Windows and Linux from your favorite Mac
Run Windows-based CAD tools
Frequently asked questions
Parallels Desktop makes it easy to get started within minutes. Just follow our Installation Assistant and click "Install Windows." – Parallels Desktop will download and install Windows 11 automatically.
You can provide your own Microsoft Windows license key, purchase a new Windows license from the Microsoft Store, or transfer an existing Boot Camp partition with Windows already installed.
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Parallels offers exclusive discounts for students currently enrolled in a qualified institution or professional educators who are currently employed at a qualified institution. Educational discounts can save users up to 50%. Start by verifying eligibility.
Microsoft has confirmed that Parallels Desktop for Mac used with Arm versions of Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise editions is an officially compatible solution for customers on Apple M series Mac computers.
Users will be able to bring their own Windows 11 license keys if they have a key that can be used to activate Windows.
To learn more about any limitations running Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop, please visit https://kb.parallels.com/129497
Play hundreds of Windows-exclusive games on a Mac using Parallels Desktop. Enable the Gaming profile to supply more RAM and CPU power to Windows for optimal performance and experience. Download a free 14-day trial of Parallels Desktop and find out if your desired game(s) are supported.
Unleash Your Mac`s True Potential. Accelerate your learning. And teaching
Experience seamless integration, unparalleld flexibility, and enhanced productivity. Run Windows, Linux, and more on your Mac with Parallels Desktop and skyrocket your academic journey.Start today