Software for Personal Use

Staff and students at Heriot-Watt University can obtain free and discounted software for your personal use.

Microsoft Office

All students and staff are allowed to install Microsoft Office on personal devices free of charge under the terms of our Office 365 agreement - see table below.

Other software offers

Staff and students can also access the free or discounted software listed below.

Other software offers
Name Description Who's eligible? Cost
ArcGIS for Desktop Education Student Edition
Contact IT Helpdesk to obtain licenses and installation instructions

See ArcGIS for Desktop
UK campus based students only Free
Microsoft Azure for Education
(previously Imagine and Dreamspark)
Lots of Microsoft software (including Windows 10, Project and Visio).

See Microsoft Azure

Or contact the IT Helpdesk for details.
Computing, Science and Engineering (e.g. EPS, MACS, EGIS, IPE, SLS) students and academic staff (for academic activities only)  Free
EndNote Desktop

Install one copy of the software on your own computer for personal use. Contact to obtain licenses and installation instructions. For more information see EndNote page.

All Heriot-Watt staff and students Free
EndNote Online Go to EndNote Online sign up/login screen All staff and students Free
Labview Download available from National Instruments

Contact for more info.
Edinbugh campus EPS & EGIS students only Free

Available for Linux, Mac and Windows 32 and 64 bit platforms. UK campus based staff & students only Free
Matlab & Simulink

May be installed on personal devices for academic work and study purposes only.

See Matlab & Simulink for details
The university has a global license for MATLAB and Simulink covering all campuses. Free
Microsoft Office Full version of Office for PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform - all are available for offline use.

See Microsoft Office - for free... for more info.

See User Guides & Handouts for info on how to install.
All students and

MindGenius Download this software for home use.

See MindGenius for details
All staff and students Free

Download this software for home use

Contact for more info.
Edinburgh campus staff and students only
IDL students on course delivered by Edinburgh campus
QSR NVivo Download this software for home use.

See NVivo for details
UK staff and students Free
SPSS Download this software for home use.

See SPSS for details.
All staff and students Free