Student Software Deals

Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus (Free)

Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus is available free of charge to students as part of Microsoft's Student Advantage programme. Further details on our Office 365 Pro Plus page.

Microsoft Imagine (previously known as Dreamspark)

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEM) students have access to the enhanced "Imagine Premium" offer, which includes over 170 of Microsoft’s applications.

All Students have access the standard "Imagine" offer which provides software development tools.

NB: the version of Office listed on the Imagine site requires payment please see Office 365 Professional Plus for the free version.

Autodesk (Free)

Students, educators, and academic institutions worldwide have free* access to Autodesk software—the same tools used by millions in industry today.

*may be used solely for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research or development and shall not be used for commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes.‚Äč 

Software via our University Site Licenses (Free and Discounted)

Students can obtain free and low cost copies of certain software titles including the following popular applications:

For full details see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/itservice/software/licences/ 

Accessing Applications Remotely

No matter what kind of computer you own - PC, Mac or Linux - the Remote Application Service (RAS) provides you with access to most of the software used at the University for teaching courses, no matter where you are, via the Internet. (Exceptions are certain specialised software packages.)

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