How to get software

 For the full software list consult the table below or scroll down for more information.

Software full list catalogue 

  • The list below shows the general availability for each software product.
  • Your personal entitlement will depend on the status shown on your University Card (this will be verified when purchased via the IT Services Shop).
  • This list is intended to show all software generally available throughout the University. If you are aware of software that should be included on this list please contact us at Software Licensing.
  • All centrally funded software is on this list. If you don't find it here you will need to request it from your department, college, or self-fund the product. Do note, that for any new software which runs in the cloud (or part of) will need to go through a third party security assessment.
  • Download links may be restricted access. ITSS indicates the link is only for registered IT Staff.


Software and validity Additional details License terms

University units

Staff Students

Adobe CLPAgreement


Adobe CLP Agreement includes this software with perpetual licensing:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC - withdrawn by Adobe and no longer available
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe Premiere Element
  • Adobe Lightroom
Terms Yes



Adobe VIP Agreement


Named User Only

Device License
ask your IT to check ITSS Wiki for local admin portals

The Shop Abode portal 
Renews each Sept.

IT Services/CONNECT Users
has their own portal. Contact

(Note: each portal agreement has its own renewal date).


Adobe VIP Agreement includes this software with subscription licensing:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC

(Note: 2+ apps are the same cost as All Apps)



Local Device Licence Portals 




Annual renewal  expires 31/7/2023


Departmental contacts for ArcGIS (ITSS)

ESRI Terms



Yes Yes

BadCopy Pro (JuSoft)

4.1.0 build 125

File recovery software  


Yes No
CasaXPS Analysis techniques for both spectral and imaging data   ITSS    

ChemOffice and Crystal Maker (PerkinElmer)


Database Integration, a Faster Interface & More Color Capabilities.

Contact: Karl Harrison


Crystal Maker

Same as Unit  

Corel Academic Site Licence

Site licensed
Annual renewal expires 31/8/23

Corel Painter, PaintShop Pro, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, PDF Fusion, VideoStudio Pro, Website Creator Terms ITSS    
0101/Crystalmaker Suite (CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, SingleCrystal)

Visualization and analysis of crystal and molecular structures

Annual site licence

  Yes Yes Yes


Annual renewal

Dept/College owned Windows and macOS

Free for University machines via ITSS for both staff and students

Terms ITSS    


For personal use - same as above

EndNote is free of charge for personal use

Windows and macOS

Terms Free Free Free



Image Processing and Analysis   Geography    
ERDAS IMAGINE Windows and Unix   Earth Sciences    

File System Factory (Condrey)

Annual renewal
expires 31/10/23


Imagine MS software

Now Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Formerly DreamSpark

Links under Nexus365 below

Intel C/C++ for Linux Compiler ARC   Free    
Intel Fortran for Linux Compiler ARC   Free    

JRButils Managing Micro Focus v28

Retired product - last update July 2022

Formerly Novell Terms




JRButils for Active Directory v15

same as above






Kofax Power PDF Advanced

Perpetual with annual maintenance
expires 20/3/23

Kofax bought PDF- formerly Nuance  



LabVIEW Not a site licence, apply to the Physics Department Contact Physics Apply to Physics Apply to Physics Apply to Physics

MapInfo Pro

Rental until 2017

includes Mapbasic via download
Contact OUCE




No longer renewed as

Windows, Mac and Linux

Contact Maths department IT


Mathematica / Wolfram

Annual renewal
expires 1/11/23

Windows, Mac and Linux. Terms Free Free Free

Matlab Campus Licence

Annual renewal  expires 31/7/23

Windows, Mac and Linux.  Additional toolboxes included

Matlab representatives

Agreement Details



Free Free

Micro Focus

Annual maintenance 
expires 31/7/23

 Formerly Novell

Available for use as:

  • OES on SLES
  • SLES only when used in support of an OES installation
Terms Yes    

Microsoft Campus

Renewed for 3 years expires 31/8/23

OS upgrades, Office, SharePoint Designer and Core CAL's

Contact your local IT




Educational subscription available via On The Hub Work at Home for Windows 10
Parallels for Mac
WAH Terms   OnTheHub OnTheHub

Microsoft Select

Not included with Campus

Windows Server
Project, Visio, SQL, etc.

3 ways to order:

Please order directly from our supplier Bytes in one of the following ways:

1.  Oracle Punchout

2.  Direct via Bytes Portal - for those outside Oracle. Contact Bytes for access.

3.  Quotes - email 
or for expert licensing advice from our certified Microsoft experts.



No No

Microsoft Office365 (via Nexus365)

Office365 apps are available to current students and staff as part of Nexus365 which is Microsoft's Office365 subscription for The University.  It is based on your University card status and can be downloaded to 5 different devices including home as well as University devices. 

Visual Studio, Project, Visio and other products are not included in Nexus365 and require a separate purchase from Bytes:
(Online versions are not available at this time)

Nexus365 terms Yes Yes Yes

Microsoft Azure Tools
for Students

Please note: Use of the Software is strictly for Academic Purposes

it cannot be used for a Production Environment or licensed later with our codes

All Students have now access to it. Isn’t limited to STEM Students only.

Frequently asked questions about Azure for Students and Azure Dev Tools for Teaching | Microsoft Learn



What products are included in the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription?

  • Access
  • Advanced Threat Analytics
  • Agents for Visual Studio
  • BizTalk Server
  • SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher (formerly Datazen Enterprize)
  • Host Integration Server
  • Machine Learning Server (formerly R Server)
  • Hyper-V Server
  • Project Professional
  • Remote Tools for Visual Studio
  • SharePoint Server
  • Skype for Business Server
  • SQL Server Developer
  • SQL Server Enterprise
  • SQL Server Standard
  • SQL Server Web
  • System Center
  • Azure DevOps Server (formerly Visual Studio Team Foundation Server)
  • Visio Professional
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio Community
  • Visual Studio Enterprise
  • Visual Studio for Mac
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server

How do we distribute software to our students?

As an Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscriber, your school or institution gets access to our Education Hub Store. Your students access their cloud services in the Education Hub Store, which is in the Azure portal.

If they can’t see the relevant Software, we recommend raising a Support Ticket to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Team.

Support | Azure Dev Tools for Teaching - (scroll to the very end of the page to UK and click 'English') 




How do I download software?

Your Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription provides you with access to certain software developer tools available to download for free.

You can download this software in the Education Hub Software section.

Your students access their cloud services in the Education Hub Store, which is in the Azure portal.

Students sign in to the Azure portal with their school credentials. Then, students open the Education Hub Store and access the available software downloads.


Nexus365 (See Microsoft Office365 above)

University version of Office365

Up to 5 personal or University devices



Annual renewal

Serial Libraries, Data Mining Components, NAG Toolbox for MATLAB and FORTRAN Compiler

Unlimited Yes Yes Free (UG)


Site licensed
Annual renewal  expires 4/4/2023

Windows Terms Free Free Free

OpenText Software

Rental until 31/7/21
(no longer renewed)

Formerly Exceed & Hummingbird

Exceed and OpenText Secure Shell

CSS Terms

General Terms



Free Free


Site licensed
Annual renewal  Expires 31/07/23

Windows - instructions and code on linked page

On Line / Local IT




Yes Yes


Annual Licence

Windows, Mac and Linux.

Software Server

Within Download Yes Yes Yes

Oxygen XML Editor

Site licensed
Annual maintenance  Expires 18/5/23

Windows, Mac and Linux.   Free Free Free
Parallels for Mac

Virtual Machine for Mac

Educational subscription available via On The Hub

Dept/College 12 month subscription via Bytes Oracle Punchout or

  Dept/College OnTheHub OnTheHub


Perpetual -
no site-license
renewal 2016

Windows and Netware servers

No longer renewed

Terms Yes    
Portland C /C++ for Linux Compiler Linux   Free    
Portland Fortran for Linux Compiler Linux   Free    

No longer Site Licensed

Departmental licence (only in Medical Sciences & Said Business School)

For single licence contact SAS and ask for educational pricing


Medical Sciences

Said Business School


Scientific Word

Retired 07/02/22

Windows and Mac.

Sci.Word Webpage instructions

Courtesy of Social Sciences

The owner of this product has retired and released the code to GitHub




Free Free


Annual renewal 31/08/23

By contribution see ITSS Wiki

On Line / Local IT





Sophos Central


Windows and Mac

Managed by InfoSec

Terms Free Free Free

SpinRite v6.0

Version site licence

Local IT   ITSS    


Site licensed
Annual renewal  expires 1/12/23
with 30 days grace

Windows and Mac. Terms


Free Free

Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris.

The University does not have site licence for STATA. Some departments maintain a licence for their users please ask your Course Admin or contact your local IT in your dept.

Individuals not covered by local licence may obtain academic pricing within the Educational section of the Timberlake website.

Symantec Asset & Client Management Suite Enables an accurate picture of assets throughout their lifecycle.   Yes    
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite v3.3 Disk imaging software.   Yes Yes  
VMWare Virtualisation software.  

Central Purchasing 
(Oxford only)

VPN Client For Windows, Mac and Unix   Free Free Free

Zenworks Configuration Manager

Perpetual with Maintenance

Previously Zenworks for Desktops

Desktop OS Management

Terms Yes    


Agreement details: Each software item is covered by a different software agreement. The column "Licence Terms" in the table above links additional details on who can use and install the software. Availability is shown for University Units, Staff and Students. Where software is centrally funded it is noted as "free". If a fee is required it is noted as "Yes". A blank cell means that we are unable to supply this software. Please note that "free" refers only to the software licence, media cost will apply where required.

The following software is available on ARC systems:


Domain of Application Software
Structural Mechanics abaqus
Computational Chemistry abinit , adf, castep, dalton, gaussian03, gaussian09, gamess, gromacs, namd
Computational Genomics abyss, beast, impute, mrbayes, orca, velvet
General Computing mathematica , matlab, python
Performance Compilers Intel, PGI
Performance Libraries MKL, ACML, GSL, PETSc
Medical imaging FSL
Statistics R, stata
Software Development Tools DDT, Intel Debugger, valgrind


Purchasing Software

The majority of software licences and associated media is distributed via the IT Services Shop. The column "obtain From" in the table above shows any exceptions. To obtain software for use on a computer that is owned by yourself, you must present your University Card. Users buying software on behalf of a department or college should bring a departmental or college order and their software card number.

Some software is obtained by individual departments of the University, not in IT Services. Full details of those agreements can be seen on the Oxford IT Staff wiki (only visible to Oxford IT Staff).

Software Licensing Agreements

IT Services manage a variety of software agreements, available to the various parts of the University depending on the type of agreement and funding model. Some additional software agreements have been taken out by individual departments with usage rights for the whole University. The list above shows the general availability for each software product and is intended to show all software generally available throughout the University. Your personal entitlement will depend on the status shown on your University Card which will be verified when software is purchased via the IT Services Shop.

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