GitLab subscription (PREMIUM)

GitLab offers tiers of features. Your subscription determines which tier you have access to. Subscriptions are valid for 12 months.

GitLab provides special subscriptions to participants in:

Choose a GitLab subscription

When choosing a subscription, there are two factors to consider:

Choose between GitLab SaaS or GitLab self-managed

There are some differences in how a subscription applies, depending if you use GitLab SaaS or GitLab self-managed:

  • GitLab SaaS: The GitLab software-as-a-service offering. You don't need to install anything to use GitLab SaaS, you only need to sign up and start using GitLab straight away.
  • GitLab self-managed: Install, administer, and maintain your own GitLab instance.

On a GitLab self-managed instance, a GitLab subscription provides the same set of features for all users. On GitLab SaaS, you can apply a subscription to a group namespace. You cannot apply a subscription to a personal namespace.

NOTE: Subscriptions cannot be transferred between GitLab SaaS and GitLab self-managed. A new subscription must be purchased and applied as needed.

Choose a GitLab tier

Pricing is tier-based, allowing you to choose the features which fit your budget. For information on what features are available at each tier for each product, see:

Find your subscription

The following chart should help you determine your subscription model. Click on the list item to go to the respective help page.

graph TD

A(Is your user account on
A --> B(Yes)
A --> C(No)
B --> D(fa:fa-link View your subscription on
C --> E(fa:fa-link View your self-hosted subscription)

click D "./gitlab_com/index.html#view-your-gitlabcom-subscription"
click E "./self_managed/index.html#view-your-subscription"

Customers Portal

With the Customers Portal you can:

Change your personal details

Your personal details are used on invoices. Your email address is used for the Customers Portal login and license-related email.

To change your personal details, including name, billing address, and email address:

  1. Log in to the Customers Portal.
  2. Select My account > Account details.
  3. Expand the Personal details section.
  4. Edit your personal details.
  5. Click Save changes.

Change your company details

To change your company details, including company name and VAT number:

  1. Log in to the Customers Portal.
  2. Select My account > Account details.
  3. Expand the Company details section.
  4. Edit the company details.
  5. Click Save changes.

Change your payment method

Purchases in the Customers Portal require a credit card on record as a payment method. You can add multiple credit cards to your account, so that purchases for different products are charged to the correct card.

If you would like to use an alternative method to pay, please contact our Sales team.

To change your payment method:

  1. Log in to the Customers Portal.
  2. Select My account > Payment methods.
  3. Edit an existing payment method's information or Add new payment method.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Set a default payment method

Automatic renewal of a subscription is charged to your default payment method. To mark a payment method as the default:

  1. Log in to the Customers Portal.
  2. Select My account > Payment methods.
  3. Edit the selected payment method and check the Make default payment method checkbox.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Change the linked account

To change the account linked to your Customers Portal account:

  1. Log in to the Customers Portal.
  2. In a separate browser tab, go to GitLab SaaS and ensure you are not logged in.
  3. On the Customers Portal page, click My account > Account details.
  4. Under Your account, click Change linked account.
  5. Log in to the GitLab SaaS account you want to link to the Customers Portal account.

Change the linked namespace

To change the namespace linked to a subscription:

  1. Log in to the Customers Portal with a linked GitLab SaaS account.
  2. Navigate to the Manage Purchases page.
  3. Select Change linked namespace.
  4. Select the desired group from the This subscription is for dropdown. For a group to appear here, you must have the Owner role for that group.
  5. Select Proceed to checkout.

Subscription charges are calculated based on the total number of users in a group, including its subgroups and nested projects. If the total number of users exceeds the number of seats in your subscription, your account is charged for the additional users and you need to pay for the overage before you can change the linked namespace.

Only one namespace can be linked to a subscription.

Change Customers Portal account password

To change the password for this customers portal account:

  1. Log in to the Customers Portal.
  2. Select the My account drop-down and click on Account details.
  3. Make the required changes to the Your password section.
  4. Click Save changes.

Community program subscriptions

GitLab for Education

For qualifying non-profit educational institutions, the GitLab for Education program provides the top GitLab tier, plus 50,000 CI/CD minutes per month.

The GitLab for Education license can only be used for instructional-use or non-commercial academic research.

Find more information on how to apply and renew at GitLab for Education.

GitLab for Open Source

For qualifying open source projects, the GitLab for Open Source program provides the top GitLab tier, plus 50,000 CI/CD minutes per month.

You can find more information about the program requirements, renewals, and benefits on the GitLab for Open Source application page.

If you have any questions, send an email to for assistance.

Verification for Open Source program

As part of the application verification process, you must upload three screenshots. These are the three screenshots that are needed to qualify you for the GitLab for Open Source program.

OSI-approved license

You must apply an OSI-approved license to each project in your group before you can be verified.

Add the license to the LICENSE file so that it shows up in the overview section of the project. This allows contributors to see it at a glance.

It's best to copy and paste the entire license into the file in its original form. GitLab defaults to All rights reserved if no license file is mentioned. You must ensure that you add the correct license to each project within your group.

After you ensure that you are using OSI-approved licenses for your projects, you can take your screenshots.

Screenshot 1: License overview

On the left sidebar, select Project information > Details. Take a screenshot that includes a view of the license you've chosen for your project.

License overview

Screenshot 2: License file

Navigate to one of the license files that you uploaded. You can usually find the license file by selecting Project information > Details and scanning the page for the license. Make sure the screenshot includes the title of the license.

License file

Screenshot 3: Publicly visible settings

The goal of the GitLab for Open Source program is to enable collaboration on open source projects. As a pre-condition to collaboration, people must be able to view the open source project. As a result, we ask that all projects under this license are publicly visible.

Follow these instructions to take a screenshot of the publicly visible settings:

  1. Go to your project and select Settings.
  2. Expand Visibility, project features, permissions.
  3. Set Project Visibility to Public.
  4. Ensure others can request access by selecting the Users can request access checkbox.
  5. Take the screenshot. Include as much of the publicly visible settings as possible. Make sure to include your project's name in the upper-left of the screenshot.

Publicly visible setting

NOTE: From time to time, GitLab allows exceptions. One or two projects within a group can be private if there is a legitimate need for it, for example, if a project holds sensitive data. Email with details of your use case to request written permission for exceptions.

GitLab for Startups

For qualifying startups, the GitLab for Startups program provides the top GitLab tier, plus 50,000 CI/CD minutes per month for 12 months.

For more information, including program requirements, see the Startup program's landing page.

Send all questions and requests related to the GitLab for Startups program to

Support for Community Programs

Because these Community Programs are free of cost, regular Priority Support is not included.

As a community member, you can follow this diagram to find support:

Support diagram

Contact Support

Learn more about:

We also encourage all users to search our project trackers for known issues and existing feature requests in the GitLab project.

These issues are the best avenue for getting updates on specific product plans and for communicating directly with the relevant GitLab team members.