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A range of software, including specialist subject software, is available to Lund University students to support you with your studies. This for example includes software from Microsoft, including different versions of Windows.

Note that you can download the software below using your student account consisting of your username followed by (for example ab1234xy-s [at] lu [dot] se) and your password.

Your student account

Microsoft Software

Microsoft Office 365 University

Office 365 is free of charge for students at Lund University, and can be downloaded without a product key. The license is valid for as long as your student account is active.  

Log in via the Microsoft Office 365 Portal using your student account.

Log in to the Microsoft Office Portal

Once you have entered and submitted your login details, you will be redirected to Lund University's sign-in page. Use your student account again to log in. Enter your LU username; username [at] lu [dot] se.

Note: After you have downloaded Office 365, Microsoft may require you to activate the software. Indicate that you already have an account and activate it using the same login details again; username [at] lu [dot] se.

Windows, Project Professional and other software

Students also have access to many of Microsoft's other programmes, for example Windows 10 and Project Professional. Log in with your LU username; username [at] lu [dot] se.

Log in via Microsoft Azure to download these programmes

Most of the Microsoft licenses are still valid after you have completed your studies. This does not apply to Office 365 University, however. 

Mathematical software

Many students use the mathematical software Matlab and COMSOL. 

The user licenses apply to all students at Lund University, irrespective of what you are studying. 

  • Matlab (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • COMSOL (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)

Download mathematical software at the Faculty of Engineering website

Other software

The programmes below can be downloaded directly from the University's programme portal. Note that you must be connected to the University's network or VPN to be able to log in.

How to connect your device to VPN

  • EndNote (available for Windows, macOS)
  • LabVIEW (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Maple (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • NVivo (available for Windows, macOS)
  • Reference Manager (available for Windows, macOS)
  • SPSS* (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Stata (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Stava Rex (available for Windows, macOS)

Log in to the LU Servicedesk programme portal to download these programmes (new tab, in Swedish – see below for instructions)

After you have logged in, click on 'Ladda ner', then 'Student', and select your operating system. 

*To be able to use SPSS, you need to be on the University network.

Contact information LU Servicedesk

LU Servicedesk
Open Monday–Friday, 08:00–16:00
servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se

IT-related issues can be reported by email or through the self-service portal (there is no physical walk-in desk). 

In May 2024, you will also be able to get support via Zoom (instead of phone support).

More about Zoom support at

User guides and operating information
The LU Servicedesk self-service portal