Are you thinking of buying a new computer, software or accessories? There are some special arrangements that you are entitled to take advantage of as a student at the University of Portsmouth.

Free software

A yearly subscription to Microsoft Office 365 is available for free to both staff and students. The subscription allows users to install the latest desktop version of Microsoft Office on up to 5 computers.

It also gives free access to Office Online applications and Office apps for mobile devices.

Microsoft 365 article

Students on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses are eligible to receive free VMWare products.

VMWare products

Students on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses are eligible to receive free Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. Software available to students includes Microsoft Server, SQL Server, Windows 10, Visual Studio and more.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Students can stream SPSS or obtain a free copy of SPSS from AppsAnywhere.

SPSS from AppsAnywhere SPSS article

NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It lets you collect, organize and analyze content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, audio - and now in NVivo 10 - social media and web pages.

Download Nvivo from AppsAnywhere

Palisade DecisionTools Suite is an integrated set of programs for risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty that runs in Microsoft Excel. The DecisionTools Suite includes @RISK for Monte Carlo simulation, PrecisionTree for decision trees, and TopRank for “what if” sensitivity analysis. In addition, the DecisionTools Suite comes with StatTools for statistical analysis and forecasting, NeuralTools for predictive neural networks, and Evolver and RISKOptimizer for optimization. All programs work together better than ever before, and all integrate completely with Microsoft Excel for ease of use and maximum flexibility.

Download Palisade DecisionTools Suite from AppsAnywhere

Students can stream Autodesk such as 3DS Max, Maya, Revit and Autocad applications from AppsAnywhere or obtain a free copy from Autodesk, you will need to create an account to get started.

Stream Autodesk apps from AppsAnywhere Download Autodesk apps

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software application used by architects, designers, engineers and builders to professionally design, document and collaborate on building projects.

Stream ArchiCAD from AppsAnywhere Download ArchiCAD

Cinema 4D is the perfect package for all 3D artists who want to achieve breathtaking results fast and hassle-free. Beginners and seasoned professionals alike can take advantage of Cinema 4D’s wide range of tools and features to quickly achieve stunning results.

Download Maxon Cinema 4D

Houdini is built from the ground up to be a procedural system that empowers artists to work freely, create multiple iterations and rapidly share workflows with colleagues.

Download SideFX Houdini

Lumion Pro Student is 3D rendering software created with a purpose — to give architecture students an intuitive, professional tool that turns the process of rendering into a quick and stress-free affair.

Stream Lumion from AppsAnywhere Download Lumion

Inspiring, intelligent tools and content to create and apply materials for 3D.

Download Adobe Substance3D

Students can download Foundry apps such as Nuke, Mari, Modo for free for the first year.

Download Foundry apps

Students can download Nemetschek Vectorworks apps such as for free.

Download Nemetschek Vectorworks apps

Extended software trials

Licenses will vary depending on the software being offered.

Ableton Live lets you easily create, produce and perform music within one intuitive interface. Live keeps everything in sync and works in real-time, so you can play and modify your musical ideas without interrupting the creative flow.

Download Ableton Live 90 day trial

Apple Logic Pro is available for use on a 90 day trial.

Download Apple Logic Pro 90 day trial

Students can stream Rhino from AppsAnywhere or obtain a 90 day trial from the manufacturers website.

Rhino from AppsAnywhere Download Rhino 90 day trial

Supernova is a magnification and screen reading app for Windows. Dolpin are offering 3 months of free access to your preferred edition of SuperNova by completing a form.

Download Supernova

Discounted software

  • Academia provide discounted educational software to students, view their student store.
  • Pugh provide discounted educational software to students, view their student store.
  • Software4Students offers you more than 100 discount software packages from Microsoft Office, Kaspersky, Adobe and many more with exclusive discounts for students! Visit:



As a student you can purchase EndNote software at a reduced rate. You may be asked to provide evidence of your student status.

Purchase EndNote EndNote FAQ


Dell Advantage Students

Dell Advantage for Students is a loyalty program where students can purchase personal Dell hardware and accessories at a discounted price using a discount coupon based system. It is free to join and entitles you to:

  • 20% discount on Dell Peripherals.
  • 10% discount on XPS, Alienware, Dell Gaming and Displays.
  • 5% discount on Inspiron Laptops and Desktops.

Register your University email address and your coupons and instructions on how to use them will be sent to you by email.

Dell Advantage for Students


Apple HE contract

The Apple Store for the National Higher Education Agreement allows you to purchase Apple products at special negotiated prices. The deal includes 3 year limited parts and labour warranty as standard on all current Apple desktop and laptop computers.

Apple Store for Education


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