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Information For Students

Open Student Account

Open Your Paper Trading Account

Your instructor will trigger the account opening process by sending you an invitation to open a paper trading account. Simply follow the instructions in the invitation to open your account and be sure to record your username and password because you will need each to access your account.

Your IBKR Student Trading Lab paper account is typically approved and activated within 1-3 business days after we receive your application.

You can check on your application status or review your account at any time by visiting our website and logging in to your account.

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IBKR Student Trading Lab Resources

Trading Platforms

The IBKR Student Trading Lab supplies access to all our trading tools, including:

  • Trader Workstation (TWS): Our flagship platform designed for active traders who trade multiple products and require power and flexibility.
  • Client Portal: A one-stop destination for checking quotes, placing trades and reviewing account balances.
  • IBKR Mobile: Our on-the-go trading application that lets you easily trade and check your account from an iOS or Android device.

Order Types and Algos

100+ order types – from limit orders to complex algorithmic trading – help you execute any trading strategy.

Free Trading Tools

Spot market opportunities, analyze results, manage your account and make better decisions with our free trading tools.

Fractional Trading

Buy or sell almost any US stock using fractional shares, which are stock units that amount to less than one full share, or by placing an order for a specific dollar amount rather than quantity of shares.

Account Management

Manage your account, analyze your portfolio and place trades with Client Portal.

Available Products

IBKR clients enjoy access to stocks, options, futures, currencies, bonds and funds on over 135 markets in 33 countries.

Reporting & Analytics

You can view account statements, generate activity statements or create customized Flex Queries to review your portfolio performance.

Contact Us

If you have questions about educational resources, applying for a Student Trading Lab account
or setup for student trading accounts, please contact us at studentlab@interactivebrokers.com.