Ordering and Academic Pricing Information

All prices shown are valid as of January 01, 2023 and supersede in full any previous prices. Prices shown are for perpetual, named user licenses, to be used on local PCs and workstations. Please contact us at sales@gams.com for machine based licenses.

This is the shortened version of our price list. For a full version visit https://www.gams.com/sales/pricing_academic.

This list applies to teaching and academic research at degree granting institutions only.

GAMS Modules

Perpetual Named User License
  • This is a required module for all GAMS installations.
  • Includes the following open source solvers at no additional cost: CBC, IPOPT, HiGHS, MILES, and SHOT.
  • Includes the GAMS language compiler, Application Programming Interfaces, GAMS Studio, and many other utilities.
  • MIRO Connector for creation of graphical user interfaces
  • All other modules and solvers are included in the system and can be used with size limitations. To remove those limitations, you can purchase licenses for individual solver components listed below. For more information refer to our Solver Manuals.
Perpetual Named User License
Supports any GAMS MIP and NLP solver.
Requires the presence of a GAMS/CPLEX and a GAMS/SNOPT or GAMS/CONOPT license (or solver-link license).
Supports GAMS/CPLEX-license (or the solver-link, but not the OSI-link license), GAMS/XPRESS-MIP-license, some of the free solvers of the GAMS/BASE module, and any general GAMS NLP solver.
Includes GAMS/CONOPT 4.
GAMS/COPT Solver-Link only
Does not include a license for the solver.
GAMS/CPLEX Solver-Link only
Does not include a license for the solver.
DECIS comes in two variants: DECISC (requires presence of a GAMS/CPLEX or GAMS/CPLEX-link license) and DECISM ( requires presence of a GAMS/MINOS license).
Supports any GAMS MIP and NLP solver.
GAMS/GUROBI Solver-Link only
Does not include a license for the solver.
Includes HSL-routines.
Includes GAMS/LINDOGLOBAL without size restrictions.
Requires the presence of a GAMS/CONOPT license. Maximum model size: 2000 constraints and 3000 variables.
GAMS/MOSEK Solver-Link only
Does not include a license for the solver.
Requires either a license for GAMS/PATH (recommended) or GAMS/MILES (part of the GAMS/BASE module).
Named User licenses are restricted to 16 cores; not available for macOS.
Supports any GAMS NLP solver.
Everything but general nonlinear equations.
Everything but discrete variables.
GAMS/XPRESS Solver-Link only
Does not include a license for the solver.

Please contact us at sales@gams.com for a quote, and provide the information listed at https://www.gams.com/buy_gams/ .

Additional Information

  • A GAMS/Solver connects the GAMS Base Module to a particular solver and includes a license for this solver to be used through GAMS. It is not necessary to install additional software, as all of the listed solvers are already included in the installation package and licensed via the same method as GAMS/Base.

  • A GAMS/Solver-Link connects the GAMS Base Module to a particular solver but does not include a license for the solver. It may be necessary to install additional software before a solver-link can be used. Use of any GAMS/Solver-Link (including the Open Solver Interfaces to commercial solvers) requires written confirmation that all users have a valid license agreement for using the current version of the solver library and that the use of the solver will comply with the terms of that license agreement.

License Types

Our default licenses are perpetual named user licenses, created to run on local PCs and workstations. When ordering a license, please let us know your operating system of your choice (Win, Mac, or Linux). They include maintenance and support for the first 12 months after purchase.

If you require something different, we have a lot of flexibility to provide you with a solution that fits your needs:

  • We can make any license cross-platform for an extra fee, so it can be installed on different operating systems.
  • Subscription licenses are available for 50% off the regular price. These licenses expire automatically after 12 months.
  • Machine Based licenses are available, which allow installation of GAMS on central compute resources. These can be used by an unlimited number of users (pricing will depend on the number of CPU cores in this case and is subscription only).
  • For certain modules and solvers we offer additional license options such as application specific licenses.
  • Multi-User/Department (MUD) Licenses are bundles of single user licenses available at a discount. A MUD license is available to departments, work-groups, or project teams where the license is centrally administered. Each license file will show the names and email addresses of the license administrator and of the licensed user.

Contact us at sales@gams.com if you would like to discuss these or additional license requirements.

Maintenance and Support (M&S)

M&S allows free updates, adding components to existing systems, platform switching without additional charge, and multi-copy discounts on the same platform. Up to four changes per year of the name of the licensee are included. The annual fee for M&S is 20% of the list price for all licensed modules. M&S is optional and not required. If the user does not purchase M&S for some period and chooses to purchase it at a later date, we will back-charge M&S fees for the periods that were not covered at the current list price.

Multi-Copy Discounts

The following discounts apply: 30% discount on the original price for the second copy, and 50% discount for the third and following copies of the same modules. Discounts apply as long as the other license(s) are under maintenance, and the additional licenses run on the same type of platform as the original system.

For machine based-licenses, a discount of 30% applies to the first increment of 12 cores beyond the first 12 cores, and 50% for each additional 12-core increment. Smaller increments are also available: please contact us for a quote.

Solver Packages

If you purchase more than one solver, you might be eligible for a solver package discount. Currently we offer the following packages:

  • NLP Package: CONOPT, IPOPTH, KNITRO, MINOS, SNOPT are discounted 25% if two or more solvers in this package are purchased.
  • GLOBAL Package: ANTIGONE, BARON, and LINDOGLOBAL are discounted 25% if two or more are purchased.

Purchase, Delivery, and Regulations

The software is available for download on the GAMS web site. The license file is delivered via email. The software includes the documentation in electronic form. All prices are stated in US Dollars and do not include applicable taxes and tariffs. We follow the policies and regulations of the Bureau of Industry and Security.


The GAMS End User License Agreement governing the use of the software is available on our website and also included in our distributions.